Constructed in 1924, the Gateway of India is the most popular attraction enticing tourists from every nook and corner of the world. Regarded as the starting point for the majority of holiday-makers who are looking to explore one of India’s metropolitan cities, Gateway of India is historical monument of great significance.
It is, without a doubt, the top tourist attraction in the city. Explored by both locals and tourists, the gateway offers a splendid view of the boat-studded sea. Also, it happens to be the connecting point to take enjoyable boat rides to and from the Elephanta Caves.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Located very close to the Gateway of India are the Elephanta Caves – one of the most explored sightseeing spots in the city. To reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have to travel on motor boat. At the entrance of the ‘City of Caves’, you can find the statues of Swami Vivekananda and the great Shivaji. You will be awestruck to take in the magnificence of the Taj Mahal Hotel situated close to the Gateway of India. It is the most prominent hotel laden with utmost luxury in every corner.
Best Time to Visit Gateway of India
Well, this historical monument is open throughout the week, but the best time to visit this Mumbai’s top attraction is from October to March. It is the best time to click some photographs and enjoy sightseeing.
Built during the “Days of the Raj” or British Rule in India, this renowned monument was erected to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai (then, called Bombay). Located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder area, this unique landmark has been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai.