Built in the Indo-saracenic style, the Gateway of India is meant to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Darbar in Delhi in December 1911. The foundation stone was laid on March 31, 1911 and George Wittet's final design sanctioned in August 1914. Between 1915 and 1919 work proceeded on reclamations at Apollo Pier for the land on which the gateway and the new sea wall would be built. The foundations were completed in 1920.
Classification: Photography , Site Seeing
Visit the Gateway of India and take a boat ride to Elephanta Caves
Most tourists live around this area.There is the Taj Mahal Hotel and many restaurants to wine and dine in Colaba. Cottage Emporium next to The Taj is quite famous for shopping for visiting tourists. Take a buggy Ride at night from Colaba to Churchgate if you would like to experience Mumbai well.
The caves are beautiful. Great place for an afternoon picnic..!
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.
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
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.. ;-)
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.
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.
This is a structure which has a Mughal architecture. It is approximately in front of the Taj and overlooks the Arabian Sea.
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.
It was built in 1903 joining Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles and frames different artistic styles and tastes.
Built by the British to commemorate the first ever visit of the Monarch ( king George V And Queen Mary).