Gateway of India

Gateway of India, Mumbai: Hours, Address, Gateway of India Reviews: 4/5

Gateway of India
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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2-3 hours
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Sana Patel
10 contributions
Jan 2022
this place is best for travel to friends and family, there is a cave which name is Elephanta cave. When you come there visit elephanta cave also, for this you required to go by ferry boats it takes charge of around 350 to 400 but believe me its worth it and it is a return ticket charge so don't worry. and enjoy, you may also take upper deck ticket it was a fun seeing Arabian sea, cold braze and sunset
Written March 5, 2022
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Voyager24620420346
4 contributions
Feb 2020
The Gateway has a fence around so one cannot pass under the gateway or come anywhere near it ; and it is within a plaza/park which is also fenced. The place is full of tourists and there is an X-Ray machine/police booth in the entrance to the plaza/park which stops any tripods and only allows mobile phones (no serious cameras). Interestingly there are local photographers inside the plaza using flash photography (somehow they pass the security :-) They will take a picture of you/family for a fee. The outer fence of the plaza/park doesn't have any openings from where one could position themselves to take a descent picture. I think it is a bit of a scam. So practice your mobile phone photography. Also you have to go through the same X-ray/police booth to get into one of the boats to take you to elephanta caves/island. The statue has a lot of large distracting (bright coloured signs) signs and barriers, etc. behind it/in its vicinity. More care of it should be taken about such details, the 'benches' behind it more regularly cleaned of seagull droppings, etc. OK overall but the gov could be doing so much more (cf. Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC US) to curate this world class/heritage structure in a better way.
Written March 5, 2020
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Food Glutton
Mumbai, India59 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visit this place in the wee hours of the morning.
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When a early rays of the sun peek through the archway and form a golden spotlight.
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Pigeons by the dozen, fly about in unison.
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Private speedboats, small humble canoes and fancy yachts cruise the twinkling waters of the Arebian Sea, Mirroring the economic diversity of the city.
Written January 4, 2021
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neslihani2018
Istanbul, Turkey14 contributions
Jan 2020
It is the symbol of Mumbai built by a british mayor. The front of the building is a large square and full of people taking pictures of you with the gate for 1 USD. Fun. Be carefull to the junk sellers in the streets. If you show an interest, they do not leave you. If you want to buy something, bargain, give 30% of the price they say.
Written March 17, 2020
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Resort552053
Indore, India7 contributions
Feb 2021
The picture shown in the image can be viewed while moving to/fro Elephanta Caves.
One of the famous tourist spots of Mumbai where people comes to click pictures of the place where sea meets land. Please note that after 2200 HRS, entry to Gateway is restricted.
Written February 22, 2021
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Katie Jane T
Brooklyn, NY29 contributions
Jan 2020
We stayed at the Taj Palace across the street and had the great joy of looking at this beautiful landmark every day while we ate breakfast. One of my favorite parts of our trip was watching the crowds outside of this monument taking pictures and enjoying time with their families. Almost every tour we took in Mumbai brought us past this location and told us about it's history and meaning to the people of India. I'd recommend checking it out, noting that it gets very crowded in the afternoon!
Written March 15, 2020
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Viraj P
Chertsey, UK25 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
An Icon of India! With so much history dating back to the indian Raj and occupation of the British under the rule of King George and Queen Victoria, this monument is a piece of heritage and proclaims the might of the british empire.
You have the Gateway of India in front of you and the 2 famous Taj Mahal Hotels behind you. Perfect opportunities for photos and panoramas of both ( of which I've added). There will be lots of vendors trying to sell you balloons, kites and souvenirs. Along with locals trying to sell you snacks and cups of tea for around 20 to 40 indian rupees (around UK 20p, 15 US cents) l, they are all friendly and if you are not interested just be polite and say no and they will not hound you. Be friendly! They are just trying to make a living and feed their families.

Boat rides are available l, costs vary depending on if you want and private boat or a public tour. There are a lot of roads about 5 minutes walk from the Gateway of India, all with handmade crafts, clothes and jewellery l. A McDonalds is also there and an amazing indian restaurant called Delhi Darbar is also a few minutes walk away. I ate in Delhi Darbar with my family, 2 starters, 4 curries, 6 naans and 4 drinks came in for less than 3200 rupees.

I advise anyone going to India to purchase some probiotic supplements. Take a capsule after every meal...no stomach aches, diarrhoea, delhi belly at all. I swear by them and it let's me eat abroad without having to suffer the consequences.

I hope this review helps, enjoy India, Mumbai and the Gateway to amazing food, culture and people.

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Written February 18, 2020
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Christine_RB-24
London, UK34 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited with a guide who gave us a good insight to the history of this structure and the surrounding area. Many Indians also come to visit this site and as such we enjoyed our visit. The nearby Taj Palace Hotel is also an iconic building in Mumbai and our guide explained the bombing of this and many other locations by terrorists in 2008.
Written March 2, 2020
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Alice L
Vancouver, Canada133 contributions
Oct 2019
The Gateway of India is an iconic structure, which is located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder area overlooking the Arabian Sea. The view is the most impressive when looking from the sea, with the backdrop of the Taj Mahal Hotel. We were there in October and the site was extremely crowded and chaotic. Walking around the base of this massive building was very unpleasant, as there was not much room to move plus the people were cutting in and pushing.
Written May 7, 2020
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Jill W
Knoxville, TN171 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I rated The Gateway to India as a 5 because I have seen it before and really liked it.
However, on this visit, about 8pm, I visited with friends and was looking forward to them seeing it for the first time. Unfortunately, we found the entire area surrounded and blocked by a temporary fence. Apparently an event had been held in the open area in front of the Gateway. Crews were now in the process of dismantling all the platforms, seating, backdrops, etc. so we were unable to get into the area. In addition, part of the still remaining event structure blocked almost completely any view of the Gateway except a small portion of the top.
I realize the city, or whomever it was, has the right to use the space. But it would seem a pathway or some other allowance could be made so that this very popular monument isn’t completely inaccessible. This was the only timeframe my friends had to see the Gateway and they missed it.
Written February 26, 2020
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