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7 Beautiful Perspectives Of Gateway Of India

Picture of Sukhada Chaudhary
Updated: 9 February 2017
Built to commemorate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai, the Gateway Of India was opened to the Indian public on December 4, 1924. An iconic structure that is essentially a basalt arch, the Gateway is Mumbai’s most valued monument. From being a backdrop to the last British soldier leaving Indian soil to memorable concerts, the monument has always captured the city’s imagination. Here are ten unique photographs of this architectural beauty.
© Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
© Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

The sea-side view of the Gateway of India used by tourists for special sunset boat-rides and ferries

© David Brossard
© David Brossard

As seen from the Taj Mahal Hotel besides it, this shot puts the scale and grandeur of the Gateway in a beautiful perspective with the milling crowd.

© I for Detail
© I for Detail

Sunsets and rainy days are star attractions at the Gateway. Sunsets because of the brilliant colors and the perfect view of the sea, and rainy days because of the gushing high-tide waves.

© Aleksandr Zykov
© Aleksandr Zykov

The detailing on the arch and the motifs is a sight to behold.

© Christopher John SSF
© Christopher John SSF

The inscription welcoming the King and Queen.

© Ashwin Kumar
© Ashwin Kumar

Lit up at night, it is the perfect way to end a leisurely stroll in South Mumbai.

© Steve Browne & John Verkleir
© Steve Browne & John Verkleir

With the backdrop of the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Gateway of India continues to be an inspiring icon.