Gateway of India
Gateway of India - The most famous landmark of Mumbai
Magnificent Monument with Indo-Saracenic style of Architecture
Gateway of India is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Its construction was completed in 1924, and the Gateway was opened on December 4, 1924 by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading.
The Gateway of India was built during the British rule in the country and was designed by the British architect, George Wittet. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai (Bombay at that time) in December 1911. Gateway of India is situated on the waterfront in the southern part of the city.
It is an excellent example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and is built from yellow Kharodi basalt and reinforced concrete. The central dome measures 15 m in diameter and 26 m above ground at its highest point. It is one of the famous monuments and a magnificent landmark of Mumbai which holds a great tourist attraction. The Gateway faces the vast Arabian Sea, flanked by Mumbai's another attraction, Marine Drive, a road running parallel to the sea.
Timings to visit Gateway of India
Gateway of India is open on all days, but the preferred timing is after sunset and the best season to visit Gateway of India is from October to March.
How to reach Gateway of India
Being Mumbai's major landmark, Gateway of India is easily accessible from any part of the city by auto, taxi, buses or locals. The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and the nearest railway stations are the Mumbai Central and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
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