The Gateway of India is an arch monument constructed in the course of the 20th century in Bombay, India.
The monument was erected to commemorate the touchdown of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their go to to India in 1911.
Inbuilt Indo-Saracenic model, the inspiration stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911.
The construction is an arch fabricated from basalt, 26 metres (85 ft) excessive.
The ultimate design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the development of the monument was accomplished in 1924.
The Gateway was later used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the brand new Governors of Bombay. It served to permit entry and entrance to India.
The Gateway of India is positioned on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder space on the finish of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea.
The monument has additionally been known as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is town’s high vacationer attraction.