THE ANTIQUITY OF GATEWAY OF INDIA

Sakshi Nagar 12-07-2022 11:19 AM Travel To States

The gateway of India is a historical monument. This gate is located on the beach in Colaba, south of Mumbai. The hotel which is located right opposite of Gateway of India is The Taj Mahal Palace. This monument is located at the port of the Arabian Sea in the Apollo Bunder area of South Mumbai. The height of this gate is about 26 meters (85 ft). It is called the gateway of India for ships, boats, etc. coming from the sea route of the Arabian Sea. This gate was used as a welcome for the guests coming from the west. There is also a facility of ferry service for the tourists here for sea excursions. Your trip to Mumbai is incomplete without a photograph with the Gateway of India in the background. It is one of the highly visited tourist places in Mumbai. The foundation stone of the Gateway of India was laid by the Governor of Bombay. It was built in memory of King George V and Queen Mary on 2 December 1911 on the occasion of their arrival. It was completed in the year 1924. It has 4 minarets and a fine mosaic carved on stones. Only about 21 lakh rupees were spent on the construction work of its dome. Yellow stone was used to build the entrance. Its construction is a unique example of the architecture of both cultures.

The Gateway of India is built towards the vast Arabian Sea and is connected to Marine Drive, another attraction of the city of Mumbai. It is a road that runs parallel to the sea. This grand monument is visible at night; its huge reflection can be seen in the seawater. People from all over the world come to see it because it reflects the culture of Mumbai city. The Gateway of India is a unique example of a historical and modern cultural environment. You can come here any time of the year. But the time between November to March is the best time to experience the atmosphere here. The weather in Mumbai is more pleasant during these months. The Gateway of India is open throughout the week and month. There is no ticket or fee to go here. Gateway of India opens at 7 am and closes at 5.30 pm. This place is generally famous for its fascinating photography, good places to visit, and its history.

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