A Late Evening At Gateway Of India

28th Dec 2019

Mumbai is one of the busiest city in India. Tourists from all over the world pour in each day to experience the beauty of this city which compromises of seven islands.

The city is full of workaholics people and everyone here is in a kind of rush. It is also said that no matter what the city never stops. And when you have such a city around you, there should be some places in it surely for you to relax and take some time from your busy schedule.

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Gateway Of India

A place where you can be at peace and just for few moments get out of the race against time. So whenever I think of such a place in Mumbai, one name often pops up in my mind - The Gateway Of India. Although it is crowded on the weekends and evenings, this is a popular tourist spot that one must visit when he is in Mumbai.

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Gateway Of India - Side View

Gateway Of India's construction was started in 1911 and was completed in 1924, with a construction cost of Rs 21 lacs which was borne by the then British-Indian Government. The main objective in building this was to celebrate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay (Mumbai).

26 meters in height, this monument served as the landing page for British officials during the pre-independence era. It is made up of Basalt and reinforced concrete and has a shape of an arc. The design of the monument is influenced by the Roman triumphal arc and has glimpses of Hindu and Muslim style of architecture.

This is a famous stop for visitors in Mumbai and also attracts food vendors, hawkers and photographers.

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Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Statue
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The Famous Taj Mahal Hotel

Talking about the nearby other tourists location, the Elephant Caves are located nearby and people often travel on motor boats to reach Elephant Islands. At the entrance of the Elephant Caves you can find statues of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Swami Vivekananda. The Taj Mahal hotel, one of India's most prestigious hotels is located just opposite to the Gateway of India.

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Arabian Sea Sight

The best time to visit the monument is during November to March, as the climate becomes pleasant after the monsoon season has passed. People can visit the monument at any time of the day.