The Gateway of India is perhaps the most iconic monument of Mumbai – a structure that is synonymous with the city in true sense. A British era historical monument, it was built to commemorate the arrival of the King George V and Queen Mary to the Bombay. Designed by George Wittet – an Englishman – it was on March 31st, 1913 when the foundation stone of this monument was laid.
Such is the popularity and renown of the Gateway of India that for most tourists, a trip to Mumbai is not complete without coming here. Built in Indo-Sarcenic style with some minor touches of the Gujarati influence, the structure is truly stunning or nothing less than an architectural gem in the crown of Magnificent Mumbai. It’s a pride symbol of history as the last ship of the British left from here itself.
In true sense, the Gateway of India is as much a symbol of colonialism as Indian’s arrival to the world. This majestic monument looks even more stunning at night against the backdrop of sea. For Mumbaikars, this place is much more than history and heritage. So, when in this mega city, don’t forget peeping into the past and being at the Gateway of India.