Gateway of India is a one of the monuments built during the British rule in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), India. It stands as one of the unique landmarks of Mumbai. Gateway of India is located on the sea front in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and adjoins Mumbai Harbour and Arabian sea in Colaba. The history of Gate of India suggests this monument to be one of India’s major ports. Many visitors arrived through this land.
Today Gateway of India is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai. The huge stone arch (gateway) was constructed to remember the first visit of British King George V and his companion Queen Mary.
It was designed by the Scotsman George Wittet (1878-1926) in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.
Gateway of India is surrounded by Arabian Sea, a small park and historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
Must visit Elephant Caves from Gateway of India. Once you arrive at Gate of India, you can approach Elephant Caves (an island) by boats. Daily tours are offered to the Island. You can buy your tickets from the nearby booths and make a trip to Elephanta Caves and visit the site of the seventh-century rock-cut temples. This site is designated as a World Heritage Site and visited by hundred of tourists.
How to reach:
If you wish to reach gateway of India from CST railway station you can have a taxi or a BEST bus. If you are not carrying much luggage a walk is optional as you can see many things by the roadside.
From Churchgate Railway Station you can reach Gateway of India by driving 3 kilometers.