Gateway of India

The Gateway of India was built during British Rule in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. It is located in the area in South Mumbai called ...





The Gateway of India was built during British Rule in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. It is located in the area in South Mumbai called Apollo Bunder on the waterfront of it. It is made up of Basalt Stone, 26 metres (85 feet) high. It is at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg at its water’s edge in Mumbai Harbour.
It was used by the fishing community as crude jetty. It was renovated later and used as a landing place for British Governors and other prominent people. Earlier visitors used to arrive by boat to visit this monument. It is referred as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, maintaining its place as city’s top tourist attraction.
The construction of this monument started in 1911 and was completed in 1924. Foundation of it was liad on 31 March 1911. It served to allow and access to India for Britishers. The construction costs 21 lakh (US$35,000).
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