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The Gateway of India

Gateway of India, one of the major landmarks in Mumbai,  stands facing the waterfront in South Mumbai.

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The construction of the Gateway of India was finished in 1924, built to honor the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary.  But after the British rule ended in 1947, this same gateway became a kind of an epitaph as the last of the British ships departed India towards England, through this archway.

This structure is made of yellow basalt stone and reinforced concrete.  I have seen it countless times on television and photographs.  It’s as grand as it appears on TV, but the place is too crowded.  A lot of youngsters have made this place a dating spot.  Security is tight, specially after the November 2008 bombing incident.

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  1. Beautiful structure. I can understand why youngsters made it their dating spot. 🙂

    It is indeed a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Besides this magnificent structure, you also get to see the Arabian Sea and Taj Hotel (pictures coming up!) 🙂

  2. Yup, I forgot to mention this place to you …. ddn’t you take any pics of the sea? 😀

    Oh, I took a lot of pictures. How could I resist a beautiful view? 😀 They’ll be up in the next post, inshaAllah.

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