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“Awe Inspiring, must see when you visit mumbai”
Review of Gateway of India

Gateway of India
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Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta...
Ranked #1 of 519 things to do in Mumbai
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built in 1911 to welcome the King and Queen of England, this stone archway in Colaba is now a historic landmark.
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Built by the british as a testament to indian heritage and world domination, it is quite an amazing scene. Part of this tourist mecca is slightly intoxifying in the sense that everybody there will hound you to sell you something. Elephanta caves leaves from here as well

IF you are foreign or white, people will come up to you and get photos taken with you. Also there will be 'holymen' walking around who will try to put things in your palm tie a bracelet and then ask for 1000 rupees. That is ridiculous. Dont fall for it and walk away, its not rude its the way that things are done. Get a picture look up and enjoy the boats.

Thank lukianp
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

As per Khorshy… couldn't have said it better. The whole area need sot be cleaned up and do away with people harassing one with items for sale etc. It really is a grand way to enter India if one comes by sea

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Thank Loolew
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

It is somewhere you need to visit and it invokes thoughts about the 2nd world war -more because members of our group had family who had served in India during this time. Also poignant as it was around the anniversary of the Mumbai attack on the Taj hotel which is by the square. Downside is the hawkers but they were fine

Thank Burghheath
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

the gateway of india is worth a visit but the approach to it is appalling. It used to be so grand, and easily accessible. An open vista overlooking the sea with the commemorative Gateway which could be viewed and appreciated from afar..this was the effect it was supposed to have. During early days of British Rule it was the only entry point to the rest of India, gaining in prominence once the Suez Canal opened. Now approaching it is a total mess with a 'wall' of washrooms and snack bars greeting the visitor. Not to mention the mandatory security check with disinterested security personal just doing their thing, However, once in, its grandeur is apparent. You can also get a majestic view of the Taj Mahal Hotel. If only the ugly cordons could be removed!

Thank khorshy
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

As it is a significant monument it attracts a lot of visitors, Indian and non Indian. The place overpopulated with young men trying to sell you a photo of yourself which is printed on the spot.

Thank Virginia C
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