The history of Gateway of India
Gateway of India is very popular monument of Mumbai. This building is situated at the southern end of Mumbai. Thousands of people come here every day to see this beautiful architecture made by Britishers. Gateway of India is 26 meters high. This place was a common place for fishermens but afterwards it turned into landing seaport of Britishers. This monument was made to welcome the visitors who first come to Bombay. The style of architecture in this monument is both a mixture or Hindu and Muslim culture. The total cost in making this monument was 2.1 million INR. George Wittet was the architect who was involved in making this beautiful building.
The central dome of Gate way of India is nearly 15m in diameter and is 26 m in its height from ground.This monument is attached to Apollo Bunder. The gateway of India was made to welcome the visit of Queen Mary and King George V. The final design of the monument was given by George Wittet. The foundation of The Gateway of India got completed in 1920, and the construction of this monument was completed in 1924. This monument was inaugurated on 4th of December by Viceroy, the governal General of India of that time.
Tourist attractions in Gateway of India
* You can see the beautiful picturesque of the blue sea from here.
* Also, many Jetty(small boats for visitors) are available in Apollo Bunder in Mumbai which are especially available for the tourists to enjoy every moment of the place, so you can easily check out the beauty of Mumbai from the middle sea.
* One can easily reach Elephanta Caves from here by using a Jetty to Elephanta Island.
* The famous hotel of Mumbai The Taj Hotel is present here. So, you can make a comfortable stay here.
* A garden is also constructed here to give a nice look to the place and make the visitors happier.
Hotels near Gateway of India
* The Gordon House Hotel
Address 5, Battery, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai 400 039
Tel No: +91 22 22894400
* Fariyas Hotel
Address 25, Off Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai – 400005
Tel No: +91 22 61416141/ 22042911
* The Taj Mahal Hotel
Address The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai 400 001, India
Tel No: +91 22 6665 3366
* Hotel Godwin
Address Jasmine Building, 41, Garden Road, Colaba, Mumbai – 400039
* Taj Wellington Mews
Address 33 Nathalal Perekh Marg, Colaba, Mumbai 400 001, India
Tel No: +91 22 6656 9494
* Astoria Hotel
Address Jamshedji Tata Road, Church gate, Mumbai – 400 020, INDIA
Tel No: +91 22 6654 1234,Reservation: +91 22 6654 121
* Residency Hotel – Fort
Address 26, Corner of D.N. Road and Rustom Sidhwa Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, Maharashtra, India.
Tel No: +91 22 6667 0555 / 2262 5525
* Hotel Marine Plaza
Address 29 Marine Drive, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 005, India
Tel No: +91 22 22851212
How to reach the Gateway of India
One can easily reach Gateway of India from CST station of Mumbai. The gateway of India is just 2.5kms away from CST station of Mumbai. You can either take a taxi from their or even reach there by simple walk.
You can even reach here from Church Gate station. Then the distance is 2.4 kms from Church Gate Station and the Gateway of India.
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