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Overview:

The Gateway of India is a 20th-century arch monument in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) that was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911.

 

Location:

The monument is located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder in South Mumbai, overlooking the Arabian Sea.

 

Opening Time:

The Gateway of India is accessible to the public 24/7.

 

Entry Fees:

There are no entry fees to visit the Gateway of India.

 

Nearest Tourist Places:

 

- Elephanta Caves (50 minutes away by boat)

- Rewas, Mandwa, and Alibaug (ferry rides)

- Shivaji statue (in the grounds of the gateway)

- Swami Vivekananda statue (in the locality of the gateway)

- Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel (opposite the gateway)

 

Significance/History:

The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the arrival of George V, Emperor of India, in India in December 1911. It was the first visit of a British monarch to India. Following Indian independence in 1947, the last British troops left India through the Gateway in 1948. Today, the monument is synonymous with the city of Mumbai and is one of its prime tourist attractions.

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Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, A Ward, Zone 1, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400032, India

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