GATEWAY OF INDIA - Amazing Maharashtra


Gateway Of India Mumbai
Gateway of India
During British Rule this grand monument was built in Apollo Bunder area in south Mumbai to commemorate the visit of India of England's King George V and Queen Mary.

It's conceptualizing, drawings and planned was done by the famous Scottish Architect George Wittet.

The royal couple Majesties King George V and Queen Mary came in 1911.

The construction work started in 1913 and was completed in 1924 at a cost of Rs. 21 lakhs. For construction of the Gateway of India, land was reclaimed from sea by filling rocks and earth. The foundation was taken 10 meters deep. This monument is a unique amalgam of Hindu-Muslim architectural styles. The central dome is 25 meters high and has a diameter of 15 meters.

One can see floating large ships and crafts in the Arabian sea for a considerable distance.

The world famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is situated very next to Gateway. There are also large statues of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & Swami Vivekanand which has been installed after the Indepence.

There are regular motorboat services for Elephanta Island (popular tourist destination due to its caves), Alibaug and nearby villages from here.

Nearest Railway Station : Churchgate (W.R.)

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