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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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Mumbai City Highlights Small-Group Tour
Ranked #21 of 259 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built in 1911 to welcome the King and Queen of England, this stone archway in Colaba is now a historic landmark.
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Welcome to India”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The writings on the Gateway of India "Erected to commemorate the landing in India of their Imperial Majesties King George V and Queen Mary on the Second of December MCMXI"

I wanted to visit this monument since a long time. I was very happy to see it. It was very crowded, many people come here every day. Photographers were asking visitors to get their photographs clicked with Gateway of India in the background and get the photographs in a minutes at Rs. 20.

We also went on a ferry ride, which was available at the other side of the Gateway.

Overall, it is a must visit place for a traveler visiting Mumbai.

Visited May 2013
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“Mumbai - Gateway of India”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Please do not be confused between India Gate (which is in Delhi) & Gateway of India (situated near the Hotel Taj in South Mumbai)

History: The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Raj in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area, South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea.The structure is a basalt arch, 26 metres (85 feet) high. It lies at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg at the water's edge in the harbour of Bombay. 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 would have seen. It is one of the top tourist attraction of Mumbai.

It is located at a walkable distance from Colaba Causeway.

Earlier, one could walk towards the Gateway from any direction but recently, after the terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal hotel, there is only one entry-exit point. Photographers offer you instant pictures - recommended if you are not carrying your own camera or you cannot click clear images in the night.

From the Gateway you may buy tickets for a short cruise on the motor launches. You may also travel to Alibaug (a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra) from here.

Incase you are planning a trip to South Mumbai, you may wish to start with Siddhivinayak, then Haji Ali, Mahalakshmi temple (visiting the temples is optional), Breach candy, Walkeshwar, Girgaon chowpatty, Marine drive, Nariman Point, & Colaba....from here you may directly chose to go back to your hotel/residence. This entire trip would take a day (an entire one) but would cover most of the tourist attractions in South Mumbai.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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“Nice historic place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

From a tourist perspective, good place to spend some time and take some pictures. Also you can take a ferry ride there.

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“Rather underwhelming.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Gateway to India proved to be much less overwhelming as we thought it'd be.
While the monument IS impressive, the entire area surrounding it (excluding the Taj hotel) is filthy and noisy.
If you take a look at the sea, you'd see literally piles of trash floating, and nobody cares.
This is particularly sad, as this is supposed to be THE most touristic spot in Mumbai.
Half an hour would be more than enough for a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“An arch completed after the Arrival of the Crown Prince. .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I ACTUALLY VISITED THIS INDO GOTHIC STRUCTURE FIRST IN THE YEAR 1973,but as I live in MUMBAI I keep on visiting these sites again &again. The majestic getaway reads constructed to welcome his majesty the Crown PRINCE & THE DUCHESS in the year 1911. Was completed well after their arrival in INDIA. It stands on the Arabian Sea front majestically today and is a great land mark of MUMBAI.

Visited August 2012
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