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Information About Gateway Of India, Mumbai

The ARK Infrastructure Sep 29, 2019
The Gateway of India is an arch-monument, one of India's most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. It was erected to commemorate the landing of the first British monarch in India; King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary's arrival at Apollo Bunder, Mumbai (then Bombay) in December 1911.
The most popular tourist attraction, it is the unofficial icon of the city of Mumbai and is a reminder of its rich colonial history as Bombay. The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India's chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. Its purpose of erection is carved on its front topmost part.
The structural design of the Gateway of India is constituted of a large arch, with a height of 26m. The monument is built in yellow basalt and indissoluble concrete. The structural plan of Gateway of India is designed in the Indo-Saracenic style. It was designed by Scottish architect, George Wittet & the construction work was carried out by Gammon India Ltd.
The gateway of India is synonymous with the city of Mumbai. Since its construction, the gateway has remained amongst the first structures visible to visitors arriving in Bombay by the sea.
The structure was built with yellow basalt stones enmeshed with reinforced concrete at the foundations. The stone was sourced locally. The perforated screens were brought from Gwalior.
The rectangular structure consists of three sections. The gateway's arch has a height of 26 meters with its central dome being 15 meters in diameter.
People can visit the monument at any time of the day. The best time to visit the Gateway of India is during the period of November to March. The Gateway of India looks stunning in night with a beautiful light effects.
The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India's chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time.
The ‘Elephanta Festival of music and dance’ which was earlier held at the Elephanta caves, is now held in front of the Gateway in March every year.