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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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Ranked #21 of 280 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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New Delhi, India
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

What once used to be the pride and joy of not only bombay but our country is now just another place to see for the heck of it. The place around this historical monument is dirty and unkept. It's time we start valuing what we got from our ancestors and preserving the history of our country.

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Dharmshala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A Historical Sea link to Mumbai. Its a god photo stop where you could get an instant photograph of yours at the site posing in front of the Gateway of the Taj Palace, making your moments historical. The Taj Palace opposite to it increases its beauty. You can enjoy the boating ride nearby. You can also visit the Elephanta from... More

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Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Although probably you will see it anyway, there is no magic around this place. Neither at the day nor at night... it is just another arch.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The gateway comes alive by night, the multicoloured lights erase all the rest of the world as this edifice stands out on the Mumbai coast. Stop by, have a chai on the promenade, or simply hop in and out of your car when the drizzle stops to get a quick couple of pictures, like I did.

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southern illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Area is very secured. Your bags must be searched. Lots of people milling around. Lots of locals( I means lots of them!!) offering to take pictures of you as well. Good view of Taj hotel from Gateway. If you intend to take tour of Elephant Island you have to come here. There are so many people you cant get a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I came from land of india gate to see gateway of india . Plz do take ferry and you will enjoy it. The upkeep and cleanliness is what should be improved by govt authorities , otherwise full marks .

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's in Colaba which I would very much recommend to walk through. So this place shouldn't be missed. Actually 10-15 minutes at this place is good enough. People throng in here and enjoy getting photographed with Hotel Taj and Gateway of India in the background. Photographers may turn irritating sometimes frequently asking you for photographs. Visit to Taj Hotel and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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

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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