Gateway of India

The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of the King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai in 1911AD.It was designed by George Wittet and built in the Indo-saracenic style.It is a monument ,located on the waterfront in South Mumbai. The Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres high. The Gateway is built from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete and foundations were completed in 1920. The central dome is 15 metres in diameter and 26 metres above ground at its highest point. The cost of the construction is about Rupees 21, 0000 which was given by the government.

How to reach Mumbai

By Air: All major airlines fly to and from Mumbai to most of the important cities of the world. The international terminal of Mumbai is known as Sahar and the domestic terminal is known as Santa Cruz. The Sahar terminal is 30 km from downtown Mumbai and Santa Cruz is at a distance of 25kms.

By Rail: Central Railways runs services to the east and north, the Western Railways also runs trains to North India from Churchgate and Central stations.

By Road: If you would like to travel by bus within India, most long distance buses leave from the State Transport Terminal located opposite Mumbai’s Central Railway Station. However, this is not a good option if you do not speak Hindi or Marathi as no printed information is available in English. However most of the neighbouring states like Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have their state bus company offices located here.

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