Gateway Of India


14.4/5(354 Ratings)

Gateway Of India Overview

Ranked 2 of 770 sightseeing in Mumbai

Gateway of India is a national heritage building in India that is located at the waterfront in Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, facing Arabian Sea. It was built as a tribute for Queen Mary and King George V, who were on an official visit to Mumbai in 1911. Opened for public on 4 December 1924 by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading, Gateway of India is considered to be the most famous monument in Mumbai.

The gateway is built from reinforced concrete and yellow basalt andepitomises the combination of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. The central dome in the gateway has a diameter of 15 m and the arch way is 26 m high. From this gateway, people can take a ferry boat to Elephanta Caves, or luxury boats that take visitors around the harbour. To the front of the gateway is a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Travellers can reach the Gateway of India by hiring taxis, autos, or by boarding buses from elsewhere in the city; be it city centre, downtown or the suburbs.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Reviews and Ratings

Bomi manekshaw

Bomi manekshaw4.3/5

11 reviews

The Gateway to India

It offers beautiful views of the Bombay Harbour with commercial ships anchored, waiting their turn to come in to the port. The view often includes war ships and submarines coming in or moving out of the port as well as many sailing boats and a few large yachts some anchored while other moving from their mooring for an engaging sail around the harbour.There are commercial motor boats that offer a limited local harbour ride for enthusiasts.

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Neha Garg

Neha Garg5.0/5

3 reviews


what a view, looks like manhattan, super skyline view, nice area to sit n chit chat or to take a walk.. its the usp of mumbai..driving on marine drive is very romantic n fun! its also called queens necklace because it is in the form of necklace shape..

Harish Saini

Harish Saini4.6/5

11 reviews

Similar to india gate

Gateway of india is very nice place in mumbai. it is very similar to india gate. it is placed opposite to taj hotel. in the back side you will find endless sea. nice place for boating in the sea.

Yogesh Pawar

Yogesh Pawar4.6/5

10 reviews

Nice Place

As it's a historical monument, Built by British with good Architectural designs, worth to visit once. You can also visit to anjanta caves near Gateway and also enjoy a boat ride to & fro the caves, There's a nominal ticket for going to caves.You can go there by sharing autos or city buses from CSTM station.

Zaheer Chauhan

Zaheer Chauhan5.0/5

44 reviews

Pride of Mumbai

This place is one of the most important landmark in mumbai.No tourist wants to go back to their hometown without visiting the Gateway of India.It is situated in Colaba with excellent connectivity from across the city

Muskan Kapoor

Muskan Kapoor4.6/5

4 reviews

Nice place for evening hangout

Amazing place in mumbai, right on the sea, amazing view for clicking pictures , Lots of tourist comes here and boat ride for fun is also there, one can easily spend around 2 hours here in evening

Nita Jain

Nita Jain5.0/5

6 reviews

A view from the Royal Taj

A trip down Indias colonial history .., an awesome view from this great hotel...the hotel itself is vintage wine in modern platter. The ambience, reception and everything about the hotel is so personal and warm and the highlight is the evening tea served at the restaurant overlooking the Gate way of India. The monument erected to receive the British regent unfolds the history of the imperial rule.A must see on ones MUMBAI itinerary.

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  • A view from the Royal Taj
  • A view from the Royal Taj

Vaibhav tripathi

Vaibhav tripathi5.0/5

1 review

Gateway of India is truly welcome gate of India.

Gateway of India is amazing place to visit. It is full of energy. Every where all people are enjoying and full of joy. This place is very clean and full of fresh air. At one side sea and another side Taj hotel looks like welcome to India.
  • Gateway of India is truly welcome gate of India.
  • Gateway of India is truly welcome gate of India.
  • Gateway of India is truly welcome gate of India.
  • Gateway of India is truly welcome gate of India.



1 review

Clean, beautiful, attractive buildings

It's a decent place to visit with our family. As it is located near the lake, the environment is calm and cool. Also taj mahal hotel can be visited the same time. All food are very costly, so carry from home.
  • Clean, beautiful, attractive buildings
  • Clean, beautiful, attractive buildings

Bharat varshney

Bharat varshney5.0/5

2 reviews

Gateway of India is a beautiful and attractive.

The most famous monument in Mumbai, the Gateway of India was built in 1924 to commemorate the state visit of King George V. The gateway is a striking blend of Hindu, Mughal and European Gothic...

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