Gateway of India

Gateway of India is one of the most recognized structures built during the British regime at Mumbai Alias Bombay (old name) in Maharastra State of India. Its the most famous landmark in Mumbai.

Gateway of India in Mumbai, India
English: Gateway of India in Mumbai, India. Français : Porte de l’Inde हिन्दी: गेटवे ऑफ़ इन्डिया മലയാളം: ഗേറ്റ്‌വേ ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ मराठी: गेटवे ऑफ इंडिया Русский: Ворота в Индию (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Gateway is a 85 feet high arch on the harbor in Mumbai. It was initially constructed for fishing boats which was later converted to receive prominent people including British Viceroys and Governors. Those days, this was the first structure visible to any visitor by sea. It is one of the most famous historical place in Mumbai.

Gateway of India was made to commemorate the landing of their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunde in the early 19th century. Construction of Mumbai gate which began in 1911, was completed in 1924.

How Do I Go to the Gateway of India?

Gateway of India or gate of India, as some people call it, is right at the Mumbai Harbor, in the heart of Mumbai City. Mumbai International Airport is the nearest airport to the Gateway at Mumbai.  There are many Railway stations at Mumbai and its suburb,s which serve as a gateway for train passengers. It is easily accessible by road from all over India.

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