Situated at the tip of Apollo's Blunder in South Mumbai, the Gateway to India place to start your sightseeing in Mumbai. The gateway was built in 1924, in memorial to King George V of England, who landed in India at the same place in 1911. The last British troops also departed through this gateway after Indian Independence in 1948. If you visit at peak times be wary of the many street vendors and photographers that hang around selling their good and services. Take special care if, like us your visit coincides with a festival. We were there during the Ganesh Festival (Ganesh Chaturthi), the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha. The whole area was heaving with foreign and domestic tourists, so it was important to take extra care of valuables and belongings.