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Private Full Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour
"Our Tour Specialist will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai. Your tour will begin by visiting Gateway of India Mumbai's most famous monument Built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India. Just around the corner is the iconic The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel the hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903. You will visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (UNESCO world heritage site) Mumbai University - British heritage building built in 1857Rajabai Clock Towers - Big Ben of India Oval Cricket Ground - Place where we play the most beloved sport of India
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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum
"Your tour specialist will meet you in your hotel lobby in Mumbai. Begin by visiting the Dharavi Slum. From here head straight to the plastic and metal recycling yard.Walk through narrow lanes and by-lanes taking in the wafting aromas from local bakeries and sweet shops. Exotic smells from soap and cosmetic making units are bound to make some heads turn. Dime sized cyber cafes locals brushing past mass-producing tailor shops all make up for an exciting trip. Continue on listening to stories from your guide as you arrive at Kumbharwada in Dharavi. Known to be the face of India’s largest slum dwelling The tour through the slum's narrow alleys is quite an adventure you will undoubtedly feel the strong sense of community and the special spirit that exists here. Visit the Gateway of India
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Mumbai City Highlights Small-Group Tour
"This Mumbai city sightseeing tour is a great introduction to the city – get familiar with Mumbai and see its top attractions in one day. Start at the Victoria Terminus Mumbai’s most famous example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Travel across the city on board a taxi and go back in time as you view Mumbai’s wealth of colonial-era buildings. View the Gateway of India a bold basalt arch reflecting Hindu and Islamic architecture styles. Located at the waterfront this monument welcomed visitors who arrived in Mumbai by boat.Continue on a ride through Marine Drive and onto the 200-year old Shiva temple Babulnath. Here you may see devout Hindus carrying milk and water to pour over the Linga the creative symbol that denotes Lord Shiva. A short ride later
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Gateway of India !!

One of the most memorable landmarks in Mumbai is the Gateway of India which was the principal port when visitors came to India by ship. Built in 1911, to commemorate the visit of King George V to India, it was was officially opened for public in 1924. It remembers visitors of the Triumph de Arc of France.

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Aug 13, 2004

Gateway to India

Bombay has long been referred to as Gateway of India. A large ceremonial 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.
Boat tours and ferries to Elephanta Island leave from the steps at the bottom of the Gateway.

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TomorrowsAngel
Mar 03, 2004

Gateway of India


This is one of the imperial monument build by the the British goverment in Mumbai&most photograped too.It sits on top of Apollo Bunder(the place name),and front side beautiful garden not big small one ,center of the Garden, can see Shivaji statue.And seaside there are launches&cruisers anchored ,its starting point for Elephenta caves.I think its always crowded,people were rushing to get launch,
and few street venders to sell icecreams to many Souvenires .

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radz
Jan 29, 2004

Gateway of India

This Arch of Triumph in Bombay was erected to welcome a british queen and was the point from where the british said goodbye to their empire. From here you can take the ferries to Elephanta Island, 1 hour, 85 Rs.

At the left side, The Taj Mahal Hotel.

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Dec 23, 2003
 
 
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Gateway of India

During the British occupation, this monument was the first sight to greet travellers arriving by boat in India. In 1947, it also became the focal point for the official departure of the British. . .parting through the same gateway which had first greeted many of them.

It's a fantastic place for people-watching ~ there are always lots of tourists (Indian and foreign alike), streetstalls and souvenir salesmen. It's located right across the street from the Taj Mahal Hotel so, if you aren't going to be coughing up the big bucks to stay here, this is also be your chance to stop inside for a drink or snack. The hotel is beautiful inside, as well as out, and has a killer Sunday brunch ($10 US).

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Canadienne
Aug 18, 2003

Gateway of India

The gateway is an impressive arch located at the bottom of Mumbai.

Be prepared to be hassled by "beggars" and stared at, especially if you are blonde or female. If you are both - wear a scarf!

The Taj hotel, located across the road grants a welcome respite from the heat and local pests and the boats for Elephanta island leave from the docks nearby.

Its definitely one of the few landmarks in Mumbai worth seeing.

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Jul 09, 2003

Indian Museum Ship (1st Aircraft Carrier) Vikrant!

The IMS (Indian Museum Ship) Vikrant is anchored off the Gateway of India and daily trips to see it are arranged from the Gateway of India by motor launches and the prices are Rs100 for the launch ride as well as the visit!!! But if you want to take pictures then there is an extra charge of Rs35 for still cameras and Rs100 for video cameras!!! Timings are from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The latest addition is a new gallery depicting the role of the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant during the 1971 war. Museum is not open to public during the monsoon season due to the choppy seas!!!

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aadil
May 03, 2003

Gateway of India

The gate at Mumbai harbour front was built for commemoration of British King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in 1911. Through the same gate, the last British troops left India ending almost 350 years of British imperialism in India.

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the Gateway of India

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

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Oct 20, 2002

Visit the Gateway of India and...

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..!

missneelam
Aug 26, 2002

You have to see the most...

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.

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tennis1
Aug 26, 2002

The Gateway of India - a 26...

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

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Aug 26, 2002

Things to Do Near Gateway of India

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Jehangir Art Gallery

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Rajabai Clock Tower

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Flora Fountain

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St Thomas Cathedral

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Bollywood - Bombay's Hollywood

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj - Ex Prince of Wales Museum

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