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The Gateway of India is one of the distinguishing landmarks of Mumbai(Bombay). Set at the tip of the reclaimed land of the Apollo Bunder, it adjoins the Mumbai Harbour and the Arabian Sea in the Colaba area of the city. The monument marks the area as one of India¹s major ports and as a principle point where many visitors originally arrived in India. Formerly it served to symbolize elements of the British grandeur and influence in India. Today it is a popular tourist attraction and meeting point.

The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of the first ever British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in December 1911. The foundation stone was laid by the then Governor of Bombay. This monument was completed in 1924, and the Gateway was opened on December 4, 1924 by the Viceroy, Earl of Reading.

It was designed by the Scotsman George Wittet (1878-1926), who helped popularize the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture that combined Gothic-like flamboyance with Muslim-Indian architectural features. It is built in the Indo-saracenic style. It is 26m high structure, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. The central dome is 48 feet in diameter and 83 feet above ground at its highest point. The whole harbor front was realigned in order to come in line with a planned esplanade which would sweep down to the center of the town. Influences of the 16th century Gujarati style are also evident in its architecture.

The last British troops formally to leave India passed through its archway in February, 1948.
















 

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I'll fix the poll, please read the forum rules before making a new one.
 

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I like this gate, and also the tai mahal hotel. Despite that the oberoi hotel spoils the view. I'll give the gate a 7.5/10 India has got better things to offer ;)
 

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