Cruise at the Taj Mahal of Mumbai: The Gateway of India

Gateway of IndiaThe majority of Mumbai tours commence with one meticulous attraction that stands above the rest, overlooking the waterfront of Apollo Bunder in South Mumbai. This Indo-Saracen style testimonial is the glorious Gateway of India. This is the starting point for most tourists who want to travel around the city. It was built as a triumphal arch to memorialize the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone, the Gateway of India well known as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. Most of the tourists take Gateway of India cruise to explore this magnificent architecture as well as the city.

This significant as well as Mumbai’s most famous tombstone designed by Scottish architect George Wittet, encouraged by the Parisian Arc de Triomphe. This colonial symbol also became a sort of epitaph: the last of the British ships that set sail for England left from the Gateway. It lies at the end of Chatrapati Shivaji Marg at the water’s edge in the harbor of Mumbai and is the city’s top tourist attraction. Here, you can achieve one of the moving up and down little motor launches, for a short Gateway of India cruise through Mumbai’s splendid natural harbor.

Situated on the water’s edge in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, it is a blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. The magnificent feature about Gateway of India is its structure which is a basalt arch of 26 metres high. The central dome is 15 metres in diameter and 25 metres above the ground at its highest point. The architect united the elements of the Roman triumphal arch and the 16th century architecture of Gujarat, the gateway faces out to Mumbai harbor from the tip of Apollo Bunder. The whole harbor front was realigned in order to come in line with a planned walkway which would sweep down to the centre of the town. On each side of the arch, there are large halls that can hold 600 people. You can plan the excursion to this monument along with your family and friends and you will love the architecture and the various designs that have been made on it.

You will be getting motor launches and this is short cruise and that goes through the natural harbor of Mumbai. If you are planning to make your visit to this place, then you should definitely ensure to visit this place and you will be having a lot of fun and excitement as well. You can stay in hotels near Gateway of India and will be easily getting access to the Gateway of India cruises and launches and it is always crowded by maximum number of people.