The Gateway of India, Mumbai

Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001 0 Reviews

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The Gateway of India is a bend milestone worked during the twentieth century in Bombay, India. The milestone was raised to recall the appearance of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911. Worked in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The structure is a bend made of basalt, 26 meters (85 feet) high. The last arrangement of George Wittet was approved in 1914 and the improvement of the milestone was done in 1924. The Gateway was later used as a delegate masterful access to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay. It served to allow area and access to India.

The Gateway of India is arranged on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder zone close to the completion of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The milestone has similarly been suggested as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is the city’s top excursion goal.

The entryway is among the prime get-away goals in Mumbai. The gateway is a guaranteed milestone in Maharashtra under the aegis of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

It is a standard social event place for neighborhood individuals, street vendors, and photographers.In 2012, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation moved the Elephanta Festival of Music and Dance from its one of a kind zone at Elephanta Caves — where it had been complimented for quite a while — to the entry, on account of as far as possible offered by the scene. The entryway can have 2,000 to 2,500 people, while Elephanta Caves could have only 700 to 800.

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