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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 #20 of 276 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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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Its grandeur and place in Indian history makes it relevent even in present time. Its location in front of Taj hotel on sea beach is really very soothing in the evening.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It may not be the Taj Mahal (the palace, not the hotel near the Gateway of India), but this arch is to Mumbai what the former is to Delhi. It is an impressive structure that seems to constantly have a large crowd of people around it. For a small fee, you can have your picture taken in several poses with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of Mumbai's most famous landmarks where the Brits departed symbolically at the end of the Raj. Duck across the road to the hotel for a high tea or stronger.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The foundation stone for this famous monument was laid down in the year 1911. Gateway of India is located at Colaba area of south Mumbai and just opposite of the The Taj Mahal Palace hotel. Nearest railway station is CST i.e. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which is only 2.5 km far from Gateway of India. It's a great historical place and... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

An iconic sight in the city and more impressive when you see it in person. You may be approached by local men on the approaching streets who will "befriend" you by simply walking alongside you. They'll tell you the Gateway will be mobbed with people at whatever time of day you're going and recommend you go to a nearby market... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I use Tripadvisor a lot to plan out our trips, and while it was a nice car ride and day out, the Gate wasn't as impressive as I thought it was going to be. It's large and beautiful, but for an hour car ride, we were in and out in 2 seconds... MAINLY because we were being bombarded at every... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is a big gate located in the historical centre although nothing more than that. It makes a good combination with the nearby Taj Hotel.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect it to be so big. The arch is huge ,I was not expecting it to be so massive. Be careful of pick picketers at the site. It can get very busy. A must see if in Mumbai.

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Dhubri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It lies at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg at the water's edge in Mumbai Harbour. It was a crude jetty used by the fishing community which was later renovated and used as a landing place for British governors and other prominent people. In earlier times, it would have been the first structure that visitors arriving by boat in Mumbai... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You must visit the gateway of india if you are going to Mumbai. It is extremely busy but it is worth going to see.

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