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Gateway Of India

Gateway of India, Mumbai
Counted among the architectural heritage of India, Gateway Of India is of greater historical importance. The historical building of Gateway Of India is one of the best example of colonial architectural heritage in India. Opened since 1924, the Gateway Of India acted for years as the gateway to visitors coming from foreign countries.

Building of the Gateway Of India was started in 1911 to commemorate the visit of the King George V, and Queen Mary to Mumbai in the same year. Today, the monument has become one of the most important historical monuments of the Mumbai. The two of the most famous hotels of Mumbai, Taj Mahal Palace and Taj Intercontinental, are located close to the gateway, being another important reason to make the place popular.

For tourists as well as local visitors, the Gateway Of India is one of the favourite place to hang around and spend time in leisure. The sea port is located just behind the gate, which is quite scenic, and gives visitors opportunity to enjoy water excursion like boat cruise. Besides, as the Gateway Of India is one of the most important photographic icons of Mumbai, visitors need not forget getting some pictures clicked.

See the architectural beauty : Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the Gateway Of India is fine example of Gujrati Muslim architectural beauty. Seeing the architectural beauty of the elegant edifice of the monument is fine wonder to be indulged into.

Take a boat trip : As the seaport is just behind the gateway, it offers good opportunity of boat ride. A boat ride must be on schedule card of visitors coming here.

Visit the nearby Elephanta Island : The popular and beautiful Elephanta Island is merely 10 km from the Gateway Of India. Taking a pleasant boat ride, and visiting the world famous Elephanta Caves constitute a great fun for tourists.

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