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Review of Gateway of India

Gateway of India
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$31.45*
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Private Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour
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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.
Kolkata, India
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent reduced to just very good”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

A landmark is to be enjoyed without hindrance. But 26/11/2008 changed all that. Now barricades all over and an overbearing security means you can only see what the police wants you to see. Of course the sea still looks beautiful, the monument is still grand, the photographers still want you to try having your hand over Hotel Taj in a photo, but something is missing - maybe due to the barricades. One cannot go from the monument to the driveway along Taj and has to come out and take a circuitous route. That somehow plays on the mind and spoils the enjoyment. But, still a must see in Mumbai, if not anything else than for historic importance, the Taj, the sea and the grand buildings like Dhanraj Mahal in the vicinity.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Truly a site to see.”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

A magnificent site to behold, that is truly worth seeing from a cultural and historical perspective.
A great deal larger than I expected and certainly an amazing structure.

Visited May 2014
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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“It has a presence”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Gateway is located on the water and is right next to the Taj Mahal hotel in the city.

This is a monument that draws people to it, and also acts as a wharf for the boats going out to nearby islands. As a result it can be very crowded, however when I visited it was described as deserted, if that is possible.

We arrived on a Sunday and we were told how deserted it was. It was a Sunday you see and a weekend. There ws a security checkpoint to go through, the usual metal detectors however it would help if they were turned on.

The gateway is large, imposing and large. It also gives you a great angle to see the nearby hotel. It draws locals and tourists in alike. The amount of Indian tourists there was noticeable.

The scam or offering available here is a photo of you and your group in front of the Gateway for $10. They use their own quality camera and then print the photo for you using a portable printer. There are plenty of people offering this service. For once it seems professional however after saying no 20 times it does get a bit much.

I loved going to the Gateway, why? Well it is a monument and it seems to positively affect people.

Visited June 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful place in Mumbai, Boat ride to caves is awesome experience.”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very good place in Mumbai, Crowded but very neat place. Heritage area, Lot of fun, sea sports, boating, Best food. I like this area.

Visited June 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Should not miss”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

It is incomplete tour of mumbai if u miss this place...its a nice place overlooking the sea with Taj Mahal hotel at the backdrop...its gud to visit early morning or evenings...there are boat rides too...u shud try the boat ride definitely. .

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