The Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India's chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time.
The main objective behind the construction of the Gateway of India was to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay (Mumbai). In March 1911, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who was then the Governor of Bombay, laid down the monument's first foundation. Although this plan was approved only in 1914, the reclamations at Apollo Bunder were completed only in 1919. The architectural design of Gateway of India was fashioned by architect, George Wittet. It took 4 years to complete this monument's construction.
People can visit the monument at any time of the day. The best time to visit the Gateway of India is during the period of November to March, as the post-monsoon climate is very pleasant and there are very fewer chances for downpours at this time.
Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Visit Duration:1-2 Hour
Open and Closing Time
Construction Started: 31 March, 1913
Construction Completed: 1924
Why was it Built: To commemorate the 1911 royal visit of King George Vand Queen Mary to Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay)
Near By Attraction
Colaba Causeway Market
The nearest railway station to a gateway of India is Churchgate. It is also referred to as Veer Nariman Street, which is a top tier location in South Mumbai. This place derives its name from the Churchgate railway station as well as St Thomas church.
a distance between the gateway of India and Churchgate railway station is (2.3 km) via Maharshi Karve Rod and time duration is 13 min.
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Interesting facts about Gateway of India
It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai, prior to the Delhi Durbar in December 1911.
Foundation stone was laid by the then Governor of Bombay (Mumbai) on March 31st, 1913.
Architecture is the best example of the Indo-Saracenic style (combination of India and Islamic architecture) which is quite majestic and a hybrid of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.