Built during the British Raj, mainly to commemorate the visit of their majesties King George V and Queen Mary in 1911 ; Gateway of India is rightly termed as Taj Mahal of Mumbai as well. The monument in Mumbai is 16 meters high and was renovated as a landing place for British Governors and other important people. Gateway of India also served as an entry point to India. This is one of the most popular attractions of Mumbai and India; myriad of tourist, vendor and photographers are found around this monument. The popular Elephanta Festival of Music and Dance is celebrated at Gateway of India. The festival’s former venue was in Elephanta Caves but as the amount of visitors increased it had to be shifted to a bigger place.
History: Prior to Delhi Durbar King George V and Queen Mary visited Mumbai in 1911. And a few months before their visit the construction was started and it couldn’t be completed by the time they reached. The foundation was laid however and they did see a cardboard model of how it was going to be. In 1924 the construction was completed and on 4th December 1920 it was inaugurated by the Viceroy.