Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India

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About Gateway of India (Monument)

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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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  • Good 29
  • Average 4
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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12 Video Reviews for Gateway of India

Santosh Rao

  • Connoisseur
  • Santosh Rao
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 964 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1010 helpful votes
  •  6791 readers
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 1.3K

Samyak V m

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  • Samyak V m
  • Lives in Pune
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 213

Tarun Saxena

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  • Tarun Saxena
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 12 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  20 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 208

Sonu Narayan

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  • Sonu Narayan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 55 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  86 helpful votes
  •  3838 readers
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 226

Arvind Kumar

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  • Arvind Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 772 photos
  • 19 Reviews
  •  241 helpful votes
  •  1678 readers
  • Posted Apr 11, 2017
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 245

Kuntala Das

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  • Kuntala Das
  • Lives in Durgapur
  •  85 helpful votes
  •  51 readers
  • Posted Aug 11, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 298

198 traveller reviews for Gateway of India

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Nita Jain

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  • Nita Jain
  • 10 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  18 readers

"A view from the Royal Taj" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
A trip down India's 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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Vaibhav tripathi

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  • Vaibhav tripathi
  • 5 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  6 readers

"Gateway of India is truly welcome gate of India." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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.
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Mukesh

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  • Mukesh
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  6 readers

"Clean, beautiful, attractive buildings" new review

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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 Hal hotel can be visited the same time. All food are very costly, so carry from home.
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Bharat varshney

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  • Bharat varshney
  • 5 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  39 readers

"Gateway of India is a beautiful and attractive." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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, Maugham and European Gothic ...
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Vinayak shukla

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  • Vinayak shukla
  • 5 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  6 readers

"We love gateway of india. This place is very iconic" new review

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This place is an iconic landmark in Mumbai. Just oppyto this is the very famous Taj Mahala Palace hotel. I recommend going to both as both are iconic places and offer great experience. Evening is the best time to visit with lots of crowd.
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Saurabh barai

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  • Saurabh barai
  • 12 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  6 readers

"Tour To Mumbai with buddies" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is the most favourite place in Mumbai for me I love this place I have visited three times this place, I love to go there via local train to CST and then by walking to Gateway Of India
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Ajay kumar sharma

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  • Ajay kumar sharma
  • 1 Review
  •  6 readers

"First time when I was with my parents it's awesome" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It was my first holiday experience when I was travelling without my parents.
I think Gateway of india is one of the best place in india where you get a different attractive experience.
I am from Delhi and I visit Mumbai for my holidays spot nearby gateway of india is looks like a dream place where you want to enjoy your life forever.
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Suresh

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  • Suresh
  • Lives in Marisa
  • 12 photos
  • 94 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1087 readers

"Love to go again"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The best time to visit there must be after 4 PM. Should carry your own camera to get the awesome clicks while exploring. We get the awesome view of the Arabian sea from there.
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Alok raj soni

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  • Alok raj soni
  • 9 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  26 readers

"Fall in love forever!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Gateway of India is located in Fort, Mumbai, India. I've vi sired here atleast 10 times. But the things is you'll never fed up visiting here. The place is mostly crowded all the time. Its beauty is spectacular. Everyone who visits here is led by the awesome sea view and The Taj Mahala Palace Hotel just opposite side of it.
The Gateway of India is a historical monument built in honor of Queen Victoria to welcome her. The beautiful gate is remarkable monument of Mumbai.
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Ajith ganthala

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  • Ajith ganthala
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  26 readers

"Budget and enjoyable trip with friends and family"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's a great experience in visiting Mumbai it's a cool place and it is a metropolitan city where we can in a rich class, iit Mumbai will be the city of education, hotel taj and gate way of India will be the city of attraction and beaches will play attentions to us ... Juhu will be most attractive and peaceful area there will be a beach to in juhu .. And temples will be a lot to visit for Hindu devotees .. And finally marine drive will be the centre of attraction.
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