Gateway of India

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    Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour.

    Phone number not available

    The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay. In 1911 The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India.

    Attraction

    The place is amongst the prime tourist attractions in Mumbai. This place is a protected monument in Maharashtra under the aegis of the Archaeological Survey of India and It is a regular gathering place for locals, street vendors, and photographers. the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation moved to the Elephanta Festival of Music in 2012.

    History

    Built-in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911 andThe structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 meters high. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and in 1924 the construction of the monument was completed. The Gateway was later used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for the Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay and It served to allow entry and access to India.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The Gateway’s arch has a height of 26 meters with its central dome being 15 meters in diameter. This monument is built of yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. The stones were sourced locally while the perforated screens were brought in from Gwalior and The monument faces towards the Mumbai Harbour. There are four turrets on the structure of the gateway, and also there are steps constructed behind the arch of the Gateway which leads to the Arabian Sea. This monument features intricate stone latticework. The Scottish architect, George Wittet combined elements of the Roman triumphal arch and the architecture of Gujarat 16th-century.

    Opening Hours

    This place is open 24 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee at this place.

    How to Reach

    By air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearby airport from this place.

    By rail: Mumbai railway station is the nearby railway from this place and you can easily reach there by rail.

    By road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways and Mumbai’s visit by bus is the most economical for individual tourists. Government, as well as private buses, operate daily services to this route. Mumbai bus stand is situated at the center of this city.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles in this place.

    FAQ

    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit this place.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes it’s allowed and it’s free of cost.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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