We often notice people glancing at this beauty with eyes full of admiration and cotton candies in their hands!
Featuring in some extraordinarily beautiful films like Wake up Sid and Bombay, the Gateway of India is a jewel on the dazzling map of Mumbai. Whenever we come across this enormous edifice while at Apollo Bandar in Colaba, we often notice people glancing at this beauty with eyes full of admiration and cotton candies in their hands! Needless to say, a trip to Mumbai is incomplete without heading to the majestic Gateway of India but for now, take up this virtual tour and bookmark this article.
Built to commemorate the landing of King George V & Queen Mary
Completed in the year 1924, the Gateway of India was built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at the Apollo Bandar in 1911 and was designed by the Scottish architect, George Wittet. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Gateway of India later served as the entry and access path for major viceroys and new governors of Bombay, who came to the country during the British Raj.
With the wondrous backdrop of the Taj Hotel, the Gateway of India stands tall with its Indo-Saracenic architectural design paired with regal history. Even a quick glimpse of this edifice, makes every Mumbaikar immensely proud!
It is also said that through this gateway, the last of the British ships left the country, thus, pushing India into being an independent nation! Flanked by Marine Drive on the side, the Gateway of India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mumbai and if you're planning a visit to the city after the pandemic settles, then you better etch this site's name on your must-visit list.