Gateway of India
Gateway of India
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Built in 1911 to welcome the King and Queen of England, this stone archway in Colaba is now a historic landmark.
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  • TravellerR
    Bengaluru, India173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty and grandeur!
    Should be a must visit in your bucket list! An iconic place to visit in Mumbai, it’s grandeur is daunting and a treat to your eyes! We visited during early monsoon and it was just the perfect time to visit I felt, with light showers now and then! You can take a ferry to take a look at the Arabian Sea or even visit the Elephanta caves from here. There are many photographers around who give instant hard copies of your memories and even transfer the digital copy to your phone!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Dhananjay
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book cab through https://indiacab.taxi
    we have visited to Gate way of India few days back, View was wonderful we took boat to see Gateway of India from the boat. so how we get here. firstly we reached at Dadar Railway station take cab through Indiacab.taxi the experience was the best with them we will always recommends to take cab from them they provide service all over India. the driver Suresh was very helpful and kind. he shows all the places in mumbai
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 December 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is iconic, very busy and chaotic but I was not blown away!
    It is iconic and you must see it but in all honesty, it didn't WOW me. There seems to be permanent renovations going on around the structure which obstructs a lot of it. The area is very busy and crowded so keep bags safe. Walk around it, take it in, take your photographs and then go. When you enter, if you have large bags or a camera, you need to go through security or otherwise you can just go straight in. We went around noon on a Saturday afternoon when it was very busy and hot. The roads around it are chaotic and noisy! What you can see from there, is lovely views of the heritage hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace. This to me, was more stunning and I loved the architecture!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 23 December 2023
  • Rajesh R Kumathekar
    Pune, India918 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best monuments of India
    Majority of Mumbai visits are one day visits & exclusively for office work or to catch international flights But whenever we get time, I do not miss Gateway of India. It’s always wonderful to see this monument. Will come again!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,85,732 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Focal Point of Mumbai
    This imposing triumphal arch was built to commemorate the visit of King George V when India was still part of the British Empire. The monument looks like a European style triumphal arch to an Indo-Islamic design, especially the North Indian style of stone lattice windows and Pre-Mughal brackets, fort gates and towers. Also looks amazing like up at night.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Hella
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick visit to Mumbai
    Stayed in Churchgate area at Sea Green hotel for two nights. Good location for Gateway of India and getting to Elephanta Island. 25 minswalk to the CSMT train station from hotel. There is always a taxi available. Please note the constant noise of car horns beeping. Mumbai is a very noisy city. As a mature female solo traveller I felt safe.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Rohit1210
    New Delhi, India18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place to visit
    Its a nice place to visit in evening. Light show is running on monument at around 7:30 PM daily. Its quite good and share the history. With lights both Taj hotel and Gateway of India looks great.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Sean159
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the effort
    One of the places we wanted to see on our recent trip, well worth the effort. Although my wife became one of the attractions as people wanted to take a picture with her ( this does happen a lot in some parts of India!!) 😊 it was quite busy with the ubiquitous soundtrack of vehicle horns blaring incessantly.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Ethan M
    New York City, New York10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just an old monument
    It gets very hot during the daytime in summers as the Indian summer of Mumbai is unbearable. Evening is very pleasant with the cold winds coming off the sea. It's an old monument and has a barricaded entry for the area around the monument itself. The entry to the monument is restricted though.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Jitender
    New Delhi, India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gateway of India
    The Gateway of India, a majestic landmark in Mumbai, attracts visitors with its historical charm, but the experience is tempered by the weekend crowds. The bustling atmosphere, coupled with ongoing construction, can diminish the tranquility of the visit. Despite this, the option to embark on boat rides to the Elephanta Caves adds an adventurous touch, offering a blend of history and exploration for those willing to navigate through the lively surroundings.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 March 2024
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Vishwanath Swamy
Coimbatore, India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The Gateway of India is an iconic monument in Mumbai, symbolizing historical significance and architectural grandeur. It overlooks the Arabian Sea, bustling with tourists and locals, capturing the essence of Mumbai's vibrant spirit.
Written 23 June 2024
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Jun 2024 • Family
Iconic place. It was made to welcome British king george and Queen Mary's first visit in the year 1911. Now this place is a very tourist destination in Mumbai.
Written 21 June 2024
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Daydream36342574448
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
The monument combines multiple elements of Roman architecture along with 16th Century architecture of Gujarat. The spectacular arch resembles an infusion of Hindu cultural base with Muslim influences, making it a wonderful mélange of both the cultures.
Written 14 June 2024
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Sangeeta Shah
Mumbai, India1,561 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Family
India’s most privileged and heritage. Everyone must visit this place, looks most beautiful during night time lights. Hotel Taj in front of the Gateway provides majestic view. Born and brought up in Mumbai I was visiting here since childhood but after so many years I had visited here yesterday and went back to childhood memory lane.
Written 10 June 2024
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Roshni S
Mauritius137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Always crowded, but beautiful photo spot
There are lots of photographers there, at an affordable price. So, do let them capture this moment for you.
Written 3 June 2024
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Sadhika Bardhan
Kolkata (Calcutta), India14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A great landmark gateway of India nicely built with the view of Arabian sea all around. In front of the Gateway of India is Taj Palace and Oberoi hotels. There are lots of pigeons around gateway of India.
Written 27 May 2024
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Lavanya Sharma
Raipur, India28 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
We went to gateway of India in the morning it self. The View was beautiful sea all-around and there is lot of boats around. the best thing which I liked was thee were lots of Pigeon around hundreds of them. From this point you get to see Taj Palace, Oberoi Hotels & gateway of India. Then we rushed to the boat area to book a boat ride to elephanta caves, and we got the tickets
Written 26 May 2024
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,416 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Business
See also my report on Colaba - this area is a must-see, must-walk, especially for first time visitors of India in general and Mumbai in particular. Spectacular buildings, nice views, but poverty is also visible.
Written 23 May 2024
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Alvares George
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Solo
The Gateway of India is a wonderful symbol of the architecture built by the Britishers. The view from this place amazing and in front is the great Hotel Taj Mahal Place. I was looking to book a ferry to go to elephanta caves but all the ferry were already booked bad luck tomorrow i will try again the boat's man was very kind tomorrow he will keep space for me.
Written 17 May 2024
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MB201065
Worcestershire, UK299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Take a boat to Elephanta Caves, and on your return marvel at the view of Gateway of India, sitting proudly next to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
Written 4 April 2024
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