The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911.
Built-in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 meters (85 feet) high. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The Gateway was later used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay. It served to allow entry and access to India.
The Gateway of India is located on the waterfront at the Apollo Bunder area at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The monument has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is the city’s top tourist attraction.
Opening Time: Open 24 Hours – N/A
Entrance Fees: ₹0.00 (For Local), ₹0.00 (For Foreigner)
Camera Charges: ₹0.00 (For Still Camera), ₹0.00 (For Video Camera)
Architectural Style: Indo-Saracenic style
Open Days: All Days of the week
Closed Days: N/A
Nearest Metro/Subway Station: N/A
Nearby Attraction: N/A
Information Source: MumbaiCity.gov.in