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“The Gateway of India, Mumbai”
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Gateway of India
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$37.00*
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5-Hour Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #9 of 511 things to do in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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.
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Southern tip of Mumbai -a large gateway looking into the sea- Mughal Architecture I think with the Taj Mahal Hotel as a backdrop.Lovely promenade and evening sit-out. Watch the boats and launches taking off to Elephanta Island ,sail boats bobbing in the sea, and ships passing by on the horizon.Walk up the promenade during light hours.From there to High Street colaba through lanes and byelanes lined with London like buildings and homes.Other than the five star hotels,lodgings are not of a good quality and can be also steeply priced. Food places are plenty though.Take your pick along this causeway- as it is known.Take a bus from outside Regal cinema to pass by three churches on the way and finally visit Afghan Church and a Parsi agiary just opposite to it after which is the army area. Walking may be a bit tough due to the traffic and no pavements seen. Best time -early morning before 9.00am. Public toilets only near the Gateway or visit restaurants after enquiring if they have a restroom.
Many visitors to Mumbai prefer staying in Colaba as it is close to the Rail station and private bus stations.However one needs to move away from Colaba and move further North if one wants to really experience Mumbai- the city that never sleeps.More about this in further reviews.

Thank ruftop
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Gateway of india is an amazing structure. Located near southern tip of mumbai and opposite to taj mahal palace hotel. From here you can board ship to elephant caves. Also their are short trips arranged on sea.
The place is highly crowded. Street vendors, beggars, photographers everyone try to follow you.

Thank AmolP82
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The view from a boat on the sea as we left for Elephanta Island is best. Toomany beggars, hawkers and so-called religious men touting for money.

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The Gateway offers fascinating views of the sea and the city. Security measures inhibit access besides one spot and tourist "business activities " of persistent dealers are pretty annoying and spoil the atmosphere. Good place to learn about history and start exploring the old center of Mumbai. I like walking down the coastline and explore the side roads. Many interesting restaurants and shops all over the place. Check it out!

Thank Joerg S
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Its a favorite for Indian tourist as well. From here you can catch a tour boat and go to Elphanta Island. Balloon venders, street performers and lots of activity around this monument.

Thank Roberta B
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