Gateway of India
MONUMENTS OF INDIA – GATEWAY OF INDIA
The Gateway of India is a monument, located on the waterfront in South Mumbai (Maharashtra), the Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres high. And it was a crude jetty used by fisher folks,and also it was later renovated and used as a landing place for British governors. In earlier times,the Gateway was the monument that visitors arriving by boat would have first seen in the Bombay city.
The foundation stone of the Gateway of India was laid down by the then Governor of Bombay (Mumbai) on March 31st 1913. The Gateway of India is synonymous with Mumbai. It is the most famous monument of Mumbai and is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. Gateway of India is a great historical monument built during the British rule in the country.
The Gateway faces the vast Arabian Sea, flanked by Mumbai’s another attraction, Marine Drive, a road running parallel to the sea. 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.