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Gateway of India

Peninsula at end of C. Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai (Bombay), India (Gateway of India)
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As featured in 3 days in Mumbai (Bombay)
Ranked #21 of 278 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Specialty Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Gateway of India is of course, the logical place from where to begin your tour of Mumbai. After all, you're following in the footsteps of... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Gateway of India is a triumphal arch built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in India. It is part of the British Raj heritage and it will stay there forever. It makes sense as a tourist to go and visit it, but don't expect that you will spend too much time around it. My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Gateway of India is a monument of the British Raj, and symbolic of Mumbai as a major port. However, it is today a very crowded spot, full of souvenir hawkers. The Gateway of India was begun in 1911 and completed in 1924, so it is not particularly old or big (85 feet tall). But it is the number one... More

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Avoid going during sunny days as it will be too hot. Enjoy the boat rides and the view of Taj Mahal Hotel. You can grab good snaps and cherish your memories.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The security check point gets to busy and it makes it way to hard to go and see it.. There's no point waiting inline when you can see everything from the outside of it...

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

if you have been there long time back, you would have surely enjoyed it but now, it is with dirty surroundings. if you are staying in Taj ...facing gateway, it might give you more worth.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

No one can imagine coming to Mumbai and not clicking in front of this iconic landmark. Also in the background are the 2 most famous and luxurious hotels the Taj and the Trident (made even more famous by the terrorist attacks). There are multiple options of hiring boats or taking launches to close by destinations.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I might sound negative, but having seen the place decades ago too and seeing now highlights the indifference the civic authorities seem to be having towards the monument. Its MUCH crowded now, there are needless barricades all around, heavy security all leading to reduced pleasure in enjoying the place. Try to visit late night or early morning for somewhat better... More

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Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is the place i loved too much coz you feel the breez of the sea hitting your face.. Saw even the Taj hotel which was in right front of me..

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Gateway of India, built about a 100 years ago, has tourists milling around, more interested in catching the ferries, and in strolling in taking a breath of fresh air or eating from the vendors than gaping at the monument. However, the structure is imposing, and is symbolic of the fusion of the British and the Indian styles of life.... More

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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

VAscodagama found India through this Gate. Most loveliest place of Mumbai. From here one can see the Taj Hotel and as well get connected to the Elephant caves , Alibaug etc through sea route.

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