What is special about Gateway of India?
The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India. The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India. Mumbai’s Gateway of India is one of the major tourist attractions for national and international visitors.
Why it is called Gateway of India?
It is located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Apollo Bunder was used as a jetty in earlier days and later renovated to literally act as the ‘gateway to India’. As the name signifies, this monument served as an entrance point to India for the British Viceroys.
Who built Gateway of India?
Which is known as Taj Mahal in Mumbai?
Built in the Saracenic Revival style, it opened in 1903 as the Taj Mahal Hotel and has historically often been known simply as “The Taj”.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
|The Taj Mahal Palace|
|Architect||Sitaram Khanderao Vaidya, D.N. Mirza|
|Main contractor||Shapoorji Pallonji Group|
|Number of rooms||560|
How much long is Gateway of India?
The structure is a triumphal arch made of basalt, which is 26 metres (85 feet) high. After its construction the gateway was used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for important colonial personnel.
|Gateway of India|
|Owner||Archaeological Survey of India|
|Height||26 m (85 ft)|
|Diameter||15 metres (49 feet)|