The Gateway of India Mumbai's most famous monument, and most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district.
The Gateway of India, that marks India's chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. At one point of time, this monument represented the grandeur of the British Raj in India. The total construction cost of this monument was approximately 21 lakhs and the whole expense was borne by the Indian government.These days, the gateway is a favourite gathering spot for locals and tourists.
The majestic monument is a must-visit at night, in its pristine glory against the backdrop of the sea. It is visited by millions of people across the world every year and is a very significant figure in the lives of the people of Mumbai, as the Gateway defines the grandeur of the city that is a culmination of both, historic and modern cultural environment.

HISTORY:
       The main objective behind the construction of the Gateway of India was to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to 
Mumbai. In March 1911, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who was then the Governor of Bombay, laid down the monument's first foundation. Although, this plan was approved only in 1914, the reclamations at Apollo Bunder were completed only in 1919. The architectural design of Gateway of India was fashioned by architect, George Wittet. It took 4 years to complete this monument's construction.
     
       The structural design of the Gateway of India is constituted of a large arch, with a height of 26m. The monument is built in yellow basalt and indissoluble concrete. The structural plan of Gateway of India is designed in the Indo-Saracenic style. The central dome of the monument is about 48 feet in diameter, with a total height of 83 feet. Designed with intricate latticework, the 4 turrets are the prominent features of the entire structure of the Gateway of India. There are steps constructed behind the arch of the Gateway that leads to the Arabian Sea.

HOW TO REACH:
2.5 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal and 
2.4 km from Churchgate Station.
Visitors can cover this distance by walk or taxi car just Rupees 20 per person. from out side of the railway station.
VISITING TIME:
       People can visit the monument at any time in the day. The best time to visit the Gateway of India is during the evening and night.

NEARBY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
        Near the gateway of india there is boating facility is available for tourists for rupees 80 per person.
       The Elephant Caves are located very close to the Gateway of India, and tourists can travel on motor boats to reach the Elephant Islands.
       The Taj Mahal Hotel is India's most prestigious and luxurious hotel and is situated close to the Gateway of India.
       Marine drive is also located near the gateway of india

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