Gateway of India
At Apollo Bunder in South Mumbai, Gateway of India was once the first structure visible to visitors who arrived in Mumbai by sea.
Designed by architect George Wittet in the style of 16th century Gujarat architecture, the Gateway of India has been built in yellow basalt stone from quarries located north of Mumbai. This architectural style borrowed elements from India’s Mughal style and Britain’s Gothic style. Construction started in 1911 and was completed in 1924. King George and Queen Mary entered Mumbai through the Gateway of India.
Today, it is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and a bustling tourist spot – a must-see if you’re in Mumbai, as much for the Gateway itself as for its convivial atmosphere.