Gateway of India | Mumbai Tourist Places
|Location:||Colaba, South Mumbai|
|Highlights/Famous For:||Indo-Saracenic style of architecture|
|Nearby Tourist Attractions:||Elephanta Caves and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel|
|How to Reach:||2.5 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal and 2.4 km from Churchgate.|
The main objective behind the construction of the Gateway of India was to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay (Mumbai). In March 1911, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who was then the Governor of Bombay, laid down the monument’s first foundation. Although, this plan was approved only in 1914, the reclamations at Apollo Bunder were completed only in 1919. The architectural design of Gateway of India was fashioned by architect, George Wittet. It took 4 years to complete this monument’s construction.
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