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Gateway of India, Mumbai in Mumbai

Summer: March-May (20°C - 42°C)

Winter: November-February (10°C - 32°C)

Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

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Constructed to commemorate the first visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India, the Gateway of India served as the entry for the British Viceroys and Governors and also as the final exit of the British as India got independence. Constructed from 1911-1924 using yellow basalt and reinforced concrete, the grab structure combines Hindu and Muslim architectural styles and is a perfect example of Indo-Saracenic construction style.
The place bustles with tourist activities throughout the day. Tourists visit the monument to savour its old world charm and fascinating magnificence and also to enjoy mesmerizing views of the Arabian Sea. As many as five jetties exist nearby, serving interesting tourist routes to Elephanta Caves and Alibaug. Getting photographed in front of the monument is a favourite among the tourists. Another wonderful highlight is a ride in Victoria, horse-driven gilded carriages reminiscent of the British era.
Probably the most iconic landmark of Mumbai, the Gateway of India also has nearby attractions like Statues of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Swami Vivekanand, Flora Fountain and the world-famous Taj Hotel.


Road: Located at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Road in South Mumbai at Mumbai Harbour’s edge, the monument is convenient to reach in local buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws.

Railway: The closest railheads to the monument are Chhatrapati Terminus and Churchgate Terminus, each about 2.5 km. from the location. Prefer to walk from these stations to explore the rich colonial heritage all around.

Airway: Mumbai International Airport is about 28 km. from the monument. From here, it is better to hire a taxi to reach the monument conveniently.