Gateway of India, Mumbai

4 out of 5 stars 53 Reviews

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Gateway of India
    Gateway of India
    by mehulraj
  • Gateway of India
    by mamtap
  • Gateway of India
    by mamtap
  • tennis1's Profile Photo

    You have to see the most...

    by tennis1 Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You have to see the most photographed site in Mumbai the Gateway of India which is right downtown and across from the new Taj Mahal Hotela and the old Taj Mahal Hotel.The gateway was erected in 1911 to commemorate the first visit ever made to India by a British king and queen. Through this gateway the last British viceroy departed in 1947, marking the termination of almost 350 years of official British presence in India. Be prepared for the usual hustles but saying Nay Nay will get rid of most of the ones you don't want to deal with. Be a good sport and negotiate for some post cards ( that you can buy in most stores ) and help the local hustlers.
    Most recognizeable site in India. Good spot to shoot a picture of the old Taj Hotel.

    Was this review helpful?

  • ASHFAQUE's Profile Photo

    The Gateway of India - a 26...

    by ASHFAQUE Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Gateway of India - a 26 mt. Triumphal Archway designed Century to commemorate the visit of King Geoge and Queen Mary to India in 1911 - is Mumbai's most famous landmark. Ironically, when the Raj ended in 1947, this colonial symbol also became a sort of epitaph: the last of the British ships that set sail for England left from the Gateway.
    Behind the arch, there are steps leading down to the water. Here, you can get onto one of the bobbing little motor launches, for a short cruise through Mumbai's splendid natural harbour.
    well one can just take a bus of mumbai darshan and just visit all the important landmarks and places in mumbai, i mean bombay

    Was this review helpful?

  • tarush's Profile Photo

    The Gateway of India is one of...

    by tarush Updated Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Gateway of India is one of Bombay's most famous structures built to welcome the King of England. I can't remember the details, but they're engraved on the top of the structure. If you ever do visit, please write it down for me.. ;-)

    Was this review helpful?

  • ashishashar's Profile Photo

    Gateway of India

    by ashishashar Updated Aug 24, 2002

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Mumbai's most famous monument, this is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Ironically, when the Raj ended in 1947, this colonial symbol also became a sort of epitaph: the last of the British ships that set sail for England left from the Gateway. Today this symbol of colonialism has got Indianised, drawing droves of local tourists and citizens. Behind the arch, there are steps leading down to the water. Here, you can get onto one of the bobbing little motor launches, for a short cruise through Mumbai's splendid natural harbour.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • gonzo747's Profile Photo

    Gateway of India

    by gonzo747 Written Feb 21, 2007

    At the tip of Apollo bunder in Colaba is the gateway of India. It was build after the visit of king George V in 1911.
    Defenately after sunset it's worth a visit.

    Gateway to India at daytime Gateway to India at night

    Was this review helpful?

  • johnbradshawlayfield's Profile Photo

    Gateway of India

    by johnbradshawlayfield Written Dec 17, 2006

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is a structure which has a Mughal architecture. It is approximately in front of the Taj and overlooks the Arabian Sea.

    Was this review helpful?

  • cjg1's Profile Photo

    Gateway of India

    by cjg1 Written Aug 25, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We made it here at the last minute. We were leaving in a couple hours and still hadn't seen anything of the city. So we headed off to the Gateway of India.

    Was this review helpful?

  • husain's Profile Photo

    Gateway of India

    by husain Written Feb 25, 2003

    Built by the British to commemorate the first ever visit of the Monarch ( king George V And Queen Mary).

    a view of the gateway
    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Mumbai

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

20 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Gateway of India
4.5 out of 5 stars
21 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
3.0 out of 5 stars
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
3.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
0.2 miles away
Show Prices

View all Mumbai hotels