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Gateway of India

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Address: Peninsula at end of C. Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Built in 1911 to welcome the King and Queen of England, this stone archway...
Built in 1911 to welcome the King and Queen of England, this stone archway in Colaba is now a historic landmark.
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One of the major monuments in India

India Gate is a very symbolic monument signifying an historic time in relations between Great Britian and India. It draws thousands of people each day, mostly Indian, but is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

India Gate is a very symbolic monument signifying an historic time in relations between Great Britian and India. It draws thousands of people each day, mostly Indian, but is a must for everyone. Go to the Taj Palace across the street for a beer or cocktail afterwards and watch the crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Yes, it was once the ultimate symbol of the British Raj, but now this stunning monument serves as an appropriate tribute to the welcoming spirit of the Indian People and the peaceful coexistence of different religions and cultures characteristic of Mumbai. Spend no less than a couple of hours simply people watching on the grand esplanade surrounding the arch and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I guess what it represents strikes me more than the monument. The Dharavi slum in Mumbai was created when the British relocated the inhabitants that were located around the area of the Gate of India to another location. Many moved to a swamp area north that is now known as the Dharavi slum and many have lived there for generations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A gigantic stone structure atleast 200 years old. A very good area to go and walk around. The Gateway itself makes your jaw drop in awe. A true gateway to the city of Mumbai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The gateway of India stands there at the edge overlooking the sea...a witness to history good times and tragic....yet its splendor is soothing even among the seemingly endless crowd of people. The place is as vibrant as Mumbai itself. Must take the ferry to the nearby Elephanta caves Opposite to the majestic Taj Hotel ...this area is a must see... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Its been a famous land mark and crown of Mumbai. It gives us the review of the beautiful architecture and remembrance Britishers left for India. Lovely Scenic beauty of the sea and across stands the famous Taj Mahal Hotel, enhances the beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The harbour is crammed with boats and it is from here that passenger boats leave to go to the Elephanta Caves. Gateway of India is surely a great landmark of India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Nehru Planetarium, we had a lunch at Churchgate and headed towards the Gateway of India. By the time we reached, it was a 4:30 pm. It was very crowded place located near sea front. Very huge gate built by British for their business purpose. In front of Gateway of India, there is Taj Hotel. From this point,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Although I had seen photographs of the Gateway It was still a thrill to see the real thing. The throngs of people in brightly coloured clothes, the street vendors, the masses of pigeons all added to the magic of this place. Many people were taking photos of the majestic Taj Mahal Palace hotel opposite. The harbour is crammed with boats... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's great to see this amazing landmark, but sadly its significance is overshadowed by the volume of people trying to sell you photos and other tat. Also, there isn't much information at the site itself, so you should probably check / download the Wikipedia article before going!

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