Gateway of India | Mumbai

By    November 15th 2016    4 Comments  Posted in Maharashtra, Mumbai, West

My visit to Mumbai a year ago was not for travelling but attending my brother for hospital checkup. But this is Mumbai and whatever may be your engagement you will at least end up with visiting the Gateway of India!

Gateway of India, a monumental memento of British Rule in India, stands on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai overlooking the Arabian Sea. It was a rainy evening of July when I visited this most famous monument of Mumbai. But I saw no fewer crowds despite of the drizzle.  It was noticeably the favorite gathering place for locals as well as the tourists. The place was also crowded with hawkers and photographers and there was no dearth of spirit among the visitors.Everyone seemed happy to be there! A very happening place indeed! I wanted to take pictures of this monument from the sea but it was very rough and there was no ferry. I consoled myself that someday I would shoot it from the sea may be on my visit to Elephanta Island.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Opposite the Gateway of India, stands the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj symbolising Maratha pride and courage. The Eye catching dome of another iconic structure, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel was peeping over and I turned right. Built right next to the Gateway of India, which was one of the targets of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks., is the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace. The loss of human life and damage to the hotel because of the 26/11 attacks was immense but it has been restored with all of its glory and now stands tall victorious. This iconic hotel surely personifies the essence of Mumbai.

Statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. On the back ground is the iconic Hotel Taj Mahal Palace

Statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. On the back ground is the iconic Hotel Taj Mahal Palace

The marvelous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

The marvelous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

P.S. All the above photos are mobile clicked.

4 thoughts on “Gateway of India | Mumbai”

  1. Lovely capture of Gateway of India, but just as an FYI the Hotel came before the Gateway of India ( 1911), while the Taj Hotel welcomed first guests in 1902 🙂 )

    1. Anupam Chakraborty says:

      Thank you Prasad for your kind words and the information. 🙂

  2. xhobdo says:

    Beautiful clicks

    1. Anupam Chakraborty says:

      Thank you 🙂

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