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Gateway of India  :-  It is only extra-ordinary things that excite human beings but Gateway of India not only excites but also astounds the most discerning eye. The most famous monument, it is an architectural marvel that scores over other buildings in Mumbai. Having advantages of both location and architectural construction, it shines every morning with morning sun of Mumbai. There is something magical about Gateway of India that attracts tourists in hordes. Words fail to describe and picture postcards fail to capture the exact beauty of the monument.

Pride of Mumbai, the Gateway of India occupies a special place in the hearts of Mumbaikars. It is to them what Red Fort is to Delhiites. Locale of many hindi movies, people flock to the place especially in the evening to watch bashful play of waves and feed pigeons. Besides being one of the important landmarks in the city, it is also base camp from where people start towards Elephanta island in motorboats.

Gateway of India was built to welcome King George V and Queen Marry in a style. The foundation stone was laid on March 31, 1911 and it took over 13 years to complete the ambitious project. To be precise, the construction was completed in December 4, 1924.

Reflecting Indo-sarcenic style, the Gateway was built George witte, who was inspired from the architecture in Gujarat. The Gateway is built from yellow Kharodi basalt and reinforced concrete. The central dome is 48 feet in diameter and 83 feet above ground at its highest point. The cost of the construction was borne mainly by the Government. .