Thursday, June 30, 2011

A gateway between two worlds

Brits on flights to Mumbai must visit the mighty monument that is the Gateway of India, one of the city's most visited tourist spots.

Situated on the waterfront on the southern part of the city of Mumbai, the gateway has an arch that stretches 26 metres high.

Made largely from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete, the architectural style of the gate is said to belong to the Indo-Saracenic style, which is very grand and dynamic.

It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in December 1911.

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