The Gateway of India

Gateway of India, one of the major landmarks in Mumbai,  stands facing the waterfront in South Mumbai.

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The construction of the Gateway of India was finished in 1924, built to honor the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary.  But after the British rule ended in 1947, this same gateway became a kind of an epitaph as the last of the British ships departed India towards England, through this archway.

This structure is made of yellow basalt stone and reinforced concrete.  I have seen it countless times on television and photographs.  It’s as grand as it appears on TV, but the place is too crowded.  A lot of youngsters have made this place a dating spot.  Security is tight, specially after the November 2008 bombing incident.

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18 Responses to The Gateway of India

  1. Umm Travis says:


    how long u there for?

    Until the 26th of October, inshaAllah.

  2. Wow, beautiful architecture, mashaAllah.
    At first I thought your name was on that truck for real! Haha.

    LOL … I enjoy inserting my name in unusual places 😀

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  4. Hajar Alwi says:

    Beautiful structure. I can understand why youngsters made it their dating spot. 🙂

    It is indeed a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Besides this magnificent structure, you also get to see the Arabian Sea and Taj Hotel (pictures coming up!) 🙂

  5. masood says:

    Awesome! Mumbai has a lot of British architecture.

    And I’m loving ’em all!

  6. Ms.Unique says:

    Yup, I forgot to mention this place to you …. ddn’t you take any pics of the sea? 😀

    Oh, I took a lot of pictures. How could I resist a beautiful view? 😀 They’ll be up in the next post, inshaAllah.

  7. Irene says:

    It looks so so majestic. A significant part of history.

  8. Tabib says:

    Great architecture and beautiful photo.

  9. Louise says:

    It’s pretty, but I would stay away if it was crowded!

  10. ladyfi says:

    That’s a very impressive gateway!

  11. Marvelous structure! Great shot! Thanks for the history as well, always makes the photo that more interesting!

    Have a great day!


  12. Erin says:

    a most magnificiant structure…

  13. Eileen says:

    Wonderful gateway. I ‘m sure it looks awesome too from a distance. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Abid says:

    You made it a dating spot with Masood bhai too, didn’t you 😉

    We’re dating all over Mumbai 😀

  15. lantaw says:

    such a grand structure!

  16. Glennis says:

    Very impressive Gateway. All of India is crowded!

  17. Arija says:

    A beautiful monument for the end of subjugation.

  18. Haris Gulzar says:

    What I love about all this reading and picture seeing is that you get to know some historic stuff. These are things worth knowing I’d say.

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