Gateway Of India In Mumbai City Of Maharashtra State
Although the gateway of India is not too old and ancient like other monuments of the country which goes back to the Mughals era and even before that but it has its own significance.
The gate way of India was made in 1924 during the British ruling period on sub-continent. It is situated near Arabian Sea in the south of Mumbai, India. The way of entering into the country by the sea route is the Gate way. The basic reason of constructing the monument here is to make a special way for the Governor General of India of that time George V and his queen who used it to enter into the country. The main historical importance of the gate way of India is associated with its independence because the last troops of the British Empire left the India from this spot in 1948, the first historical event to happen at the gate. This is the main spot for the tourists in Mumbai just like the Taj mahal in Agra.
The way of construction of the monument is indo-saracenic which is a mixture of Hindu architecture and Muslim’s building along with some other traces such as Guajarati. The construction had been done in Muslim style with a big dome on the top but Hindu architecture has a great role in its decoration. The whole gate is 85 feet high and it took around 2.1 million to come into existence.
The local concrete is the main material that has been used in the construction such as the yellow volcanic rock called basalt. The significance of this monument also reminds the British raj in India. It used to be filled with visitors all the day including the locals and the foreigners. It gives a fascinating view of Mumbai Taj palace, tower and the sea. On its front side it is surrounded by green gardens.