Gateway of India - majestic landmark of Mumbai

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The Gateway of India, one of the magnificent landmarks and the most photographed monument in Mumbai, was erected to memorialize the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. However the structure was finished barely years afterward after their visit.

The final British unit to depart India after it received Independence on August 1947, the Somerset Light Infantry, marched all the way through the Gateway on 28th February 1948, after taking part in a gigantic ceremonial Parade. A brilliant silver reproduction of the Gateway of India was offered by the Army of India to the battalion. The Gateway of India, situated facing the harbor of Mumbai, at the tilt of the Apollo Bunder in the Colaba region in South Mumbai, gives a superb view of the Arabian sea. Previously, this colonial historical structure, greeted many Viceroys, Governors along with top civil servants to India. At the moment the domed basalt Archway offers as major tourist center in Mumbai.
The establishment of the Gateway of India was laid down in March 31, 1911 by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir George Sydenham Clarke. Design done by George Wittet, a Scotland architect, the structure was finished in 1924 AD and was opened for public on December 4, 1924 by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading

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