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Gateway of India

Monument / Landmark, Other Great Outdoors, and Historic Site
Apollo Bandar, Off P J Ramchandani Marg (near the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower), Mumbai 400001, Mahārāshtra, India
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    Shine R.
    "... to commemorate the visit of King George V & Queen Mary to Bombay. South Bombay has a..."(4 Tips)
    Susy L. 廖.
    "monument really represents the greatness of this country and England"(10 Tips)
    "... visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. #gyaanexchange"(3 Tips)
    Saket S.
    "victoria ride alongside the Taj hotel"(3 Tips)
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    The Gateway of India was built during British Raj in Mumbai which is a basalt arch 85 feet high. It was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V & Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder in 1911.

    HISTORY TV18 · January 23, 2013
  • Wotabout City Discovery App

    The construction (by George Wittet) is a synthesis of Hindu, Muslim & European architecture. A statue of Shivaji stands opposite the Gateway while the majestic Taj Mahal Hotel is located at its rear. Read more

    Wotabout City Discovery App · April 10, 2013
  • Aditya N.

    built in order to welcome the king and since then stands proudly. Fun fact: it was built after the taj hotel which stands in front of it as well. Standing there after 11 pm is prohibited

    Aditya Nath · June 1, 2013
  • Shine R.

    Build in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V & Queen Mary to Bombay. South Bombay has a lot other heritage structure. Visit to see the old world charm merge with the modern India

    Shine Raj · May 5, 2010
  • History T.

    If you are visiting the Gateway of India, do not miss the opportunity to see the Marine drive road or the Elephanta caves. There are ferry boats available to take you there.

    History TV18 · January 22, 2013
  • Siddhartha B.

    This arch, the most prominent structure of Mumbai, was built to commemorate the 1911 Royal visit. Ironically, post independence, the last of the British troops set sail for England from this gateway.

    Siddhartha Banerjee · March 9, 2012
  • Raju F.

    Nice place in the evening.. Enjoy the sea.. A ferry ride and then enter TAJ hotel for a coffee or a beer.... Amazing location.. Memory of 26/11/2008...The terror attack

    Raju Fatnani · October 19, 2010
  • ITC Hotels

    Mumbai has remarkable architecture and you can really discover the Bombay of old on one of these, created by two architects. Walk around the Kala Ghoda area, Dockyard Road, and Colaba Causeway.

    ITC Hotels · July 10, 2012
  • Kamal S.

    Security check compulsory and then check in on foursquare! Some bars Mondegar, Leopold are stone's throw away...Regal theatre for AC big screen indulgence.

    Kamal Sekhon · July 6, 2013
  • Master M.

    The Gateway of India is of course, the logical place from where to begin your tour of Mumbai. After all, you're following in the footsteps of royalty!

  • Srividhya M.

    Kids love this place and have fun with a boat ride in a calm sea viewing magnificent Gateway of India monument and Famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel -

    Srividhya Madhusudhanan · November 9, 2014
  • Vivek V.

    Mumbai's most recognized monument, the Gateway of India, was constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to the city.

    Vivek Venkatram · March 20, 2012
  • Vjpawar P.

    The oldest spot in Bombay / Mumbai ... The entry to the city from the bay of anchorage... ! Where the old Taj Mahal hotel of the TATA Group is as well there ! Awesome place !

    Vjpawar Pawar · May 30, 2015
  • Chethan

    Get yourself an instant photograph by photographers around. Just 30 bucks. Worth it. Go during evening hours after 4

    Chethan · March 16, 2014
  • Vedang R.

    Erected to Commemorate the Visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. George Wittet was It's Architect. The Construction was Completed in 1924, 13 years after the King George V 's Visit

    Vedang Raul · October 26, 2013
  • Victor

    One of the finest places to be in the evening. One can walk around looking at the beautiful heritage sites beside the sea.

    Victor · December 1, 2011
  • Saket S.

    Feel like a tourist here, love the place, boat ride is a must, take a victoria ride alongside the Taj hotel

    Saket Suman · January 12, 2015
  • Woodland

    Prefer traveling in a "Pre Paid Taxi Service". In pre paid service, you pay the fare in advance depending on the distance and luggage you have.

    Woodland · April 26, 2011
  • Rob M.

    Go in the evening for sunset pics. The ferry boats will take you out to the bay for 20 rupees.

    Rob Mehta · January 28, 2014
  • Gyaanexchange

    The Gateway of India was built in the year 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. #gyaanexchange

    Gyaanexchange · March 12, 2012
  • Jack J.

    If you are tourist like me, you can get some photos for about 30rs each. A nice souvenir.

    Jack Jenkins · March 12, 2015
  • Anshul G.

    Truly an amazing place. Do not miss ferry ride. You will surely enjoy a lot.

    Anshul Gupta · January 8, 2015
  • Иανιи к.

    It is one of the most recognized monument in India...Best time to visit this historic place would be at dusk I guess..

    Иανιи кυмαя · December 4, 2012
  • ITC Hotels

    Step back and admire Mumbai from the sea during the expedition organised by Gateway Sailing Club.

    ITC Hotels · April 2, 2013
  • Syahiran S.

    If you're on the morning journey, try the upper deck. Only additional Rs10 applied. But a big no for the afternoon session!

    Syahiran Sukardi · November 23, 2011
  • Nadia I.

    Don't go during festivals. The crowds are just too much to deal with.

    Nadia IssaBella · September 8, 2015

    A ride in a boat is awesome, and also gets fantastic view of gateway of India and taj palace

    SHUBHAM · May 29, 2013
  • Angel L.

    Super awesome monument....but but but check out the amount of plastic waste in the water behind it! :-(

    Angel Lisa · October 13, 2015
  • Divya M.

    Quintessentially Mumbai. A magnificent structure and a wonderful piece of history.

    Divya Mulanjur · November 3, 2015
  • Stefan M.

    Great place to start your adventure in India. To get an alternative approach to travelling, check out me e-book (see link). Read more

    Stefan Mey · December 24, 2012
  • Tamara C.

    Super crowded, looks better at night. Avoid people who try to take photos of you.

    Tamara Cosovic · October 9, 2015
  • Viktor V.

    The monument is really impressive. Be ready for a security check to enter this zone.

    Viktor Vargas · October 6, 2015
  • Marss G.

    Beautiful at night, the indian flag colors are reflected as lights in the monument.

    Marss G. Márquez · February 20, 2014
  • Shobhit K.

    The architectural and historical importance of dis place

    Shobhit Kumar Lal · January 23
  • HK

    Famous for being the first landmark visible to those coming to Mumbai by the sea!

    HK · December 3, 2012
  • Yosui K.

    Be sure to enjoy some Chai from a Chaiwala whilst here.

    Yosui Kitahara · March 10, 2013
  • Keng K.

    Beware of guys who approach and ask to take photo with you.

    Keng Kasemtanakul · April 16, 2015
  • Victor G.

    So crowded that there is even security control. From here you can catch a cheap ferry to cross the bay

    Victor Garrido · February 16, 2014
  • Mehboob K.

    Be prepared to cross through other boats to reach yours. Mind your step!

    Mehboob Kasim · February 13, 2011
  • Mohit A.

    Get your photograph clicked by camera guys there....irrespective of what camera you take or how professional you are.

    Mohit Alegaonkar · May 30, 2011
  • Pearson - Always Learning

    Missing your creative spark? A visit to this incredible monument will help you find it again.

    Pearson - Always Learning · September 10, 2013
  • Akhil S.

    One of the most important landmark we got from the British

    Akhil Saji · April 22, 2015
  • Paula Z.

    High expectations, disappointed. Kinda tiny and trashy around.

    Paula Zeltiņa · September 12, 2015
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    Indresh Upadhyay · June 29, 2015
  • Vishal M.

    Prefer coming at night, looks majestic with lights.

    Vishal Mehra · November 22, 2012
  • Travel A.

    Take taxi from here to marine drive or you can take boat tour for Elephanta cave. Read more

    Travel Adda · June 10, 2011
  • Susy L. 廖.

    great place, the monument really represents the greatness of this country and England

    Susy L. 廖淑慧 · February 2, 2012
  • Aman S.

    wait till 7...and u'll be able to see the light shows on gateway of india

    Aman Singh · March 20, 2014
  • Rajat P.

    Nice peace.. Must visit for those who haven't visited;)

    Rajat Patel · March 19, 2014
  • Thomas G.

    Go at night.. great sites to see

    Thomas Gamble · January 26, 2010

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