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Did You Know Why This Place Known as Gateway of India ?

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Location : Colaba, South Mumbai.

Highlights/Famous For : Indo-Saracenic style of architecture

Nearby Tourist Attractions : Elephanta Caves and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

How to Reach: 2.5 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal and 2.4 km from Churchgate.

Visiting Hours : 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, as the post-monsoon climate is very pleasant and there are very less chances for downpours at this time.

The First Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry was the last of the British troops which left India after its Independence. Incidentally, while retreating, the troop passed through the Gateway, in a ceremony on February 28, 1948.

As a matter of fact, even the last of the British ships, set sail for England from Gateway of India in Mumbai

The entire area now serves as a magnet for tourists visiting the gateway and nearby Taj building, going to the Elephanta Caves or coming in remembrance of the 26/11 attacks.

Behind the Gateway, steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.

The statues of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda were installed later at the Gateway.


Ref : oldphotosbombay.blogspot.in, historicaltimeofindia.blogspot.com, orientalarchitecture.com, mumbai.org.uk, lifestyle.iloveindia.com, en.wikipedia.org,

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