Gateway of India

Mumbai the dream home of several ambitions aspirants, boots of vicious minds and vivid lifestyle. Its not just about the beaches, pubs, caves and clubs. This island has an history so interesting, that you would never see Mumbai as a crowded city, but as a historical marvel. Lets explore one of the historical wonders of Mumbai

The Gateway of India is located at Apollo Bunder in South Mumbai, on the shore of the Arabian Sea. This architectural marvel scores over any other monument in Mumbai. The foundation stone of the structure was laid in 1911 but took more 13 years to get completed. This symbol was built by a Scottish architect by the name of George Wittet to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Undoubtedly the pride of Mumbai, this structure will always stay close to the heart of Mumbai. The Gateway of India stand right opposite the famous Taj Mahal hotel.

Nearby Tourist Attractions
Famous Elephant Caves is located close to Gateway of India. Boat service is available from Gateway of India to Elephant Islands which is also known as Elephanta Caves. Famous leaders  Shivaji Maharaj and Swami Vivekananda statue is seen at the entrance of  Gateway of India monument. The most famous and Prestigious luxurious Taj Mahal Hotel is situated opposite the structure of Gateway of India (Pictures below).

Gateway of India can be visited during any time of the year. I would suggest visiting during the early morning and evenings. Heavy crowd is seen during weekends and publish holidays, you should try to visit during weekdays.

Gateway of India
Inscription on top of Gateway of India
New and Old Taj Mahal hotel
Inside view of Gateway of India
Boat ride in sea and to Ajanta caves from Gateway of India
Swami Vivekananda statue at Gateway of India, Mumbai
Shivaji Maharaj statue at Gateway of India

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