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