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The Gateway of India in Mumbai

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Gateway of India is located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder in South Mumbai. It is surrounded by a lot of historic structures, including the spectacular Taj Mahal Hotel.

The Gateway was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. It was opened to the public in December 1924.

The Gateway fo India
It was designed by the Scotsman George Wittet (1878-1926), who helped popularise the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture that combined Gothic-like flamboyance with Muslim-Indian architectural features. Built from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete, the structure stands 85 feet high.

From the Gateway, there are ferries plying to Elephanta Caves and Mandwa, the pit stop on the way to Alibag by sea.

The Gateway fo India
The Gateway is visited by people throughout the year by Indians and foreign nationals alike. You can also get a photo of yourself, with the Gateway of India in the background, clicked by a professional photographer for a price.

The Gateway of India is truly an imposing structure.

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Anonymous said...

short and sweet .... yet informative :)

Unknown said...

Its too good and too informative.


Thanks Anna and my secret admirer

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