Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gateway of India, Mumbai

The Gateway of India in Mumbai is at the tip of Apollo Bunder, and the gateway overlooks Arabian Sea. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924.



Built in the Indo-saracenic style, and there are traces of Muslim architectural styles incorporated in the structure of the grandiose edifice. The central dome of the monument is about 48 feet in diameter, with a total height of 83 feet. It is built using yellow Kharodi basalt and reinforced concrete. 



Designed with intricate latticework, the 4 turrets are the prominent features in the entire structure. 



The Gateway of India is meant to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. The writings on the Gateway of India which reads "Erected to commemorate the landing in India of their Imperial Majesties King George V and Queen Mary on the Second of December MCMXI"



The last British troops to leave India, the First Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry, passed through the gate in a ceremony on February 28, 1948.

35 comments:

Al said...

That is indeed an impressive gate - it looks truly massive.

George said...

This is a very impressive structure.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of the wonderful monument.

Cloudia said...

Colossal!


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Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It is a lovely structure, one of my favourites; LOVE the capture with the underlighting!! YAM xx

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Amazing architecture and astonishing monument. Spend many an evening here during my school days.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Love the Place

Lowell said...

I see some similarities with similar structures in Europe, but this is very impressive and beautiful!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely building.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

From prehistoric times up until not that far from the present, it seems as if all the structures in your country are colossal! And beautiful.

rupam sarma said...

Great captures , Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

It's very beautiful. Your shots of the details are so good.

Sylvia K said...

Those lovely, pale skies do make such a great backdrop for that beautiful gateway! Wonderful captures as always, Rajesh! Have a great weekend!

Indrani said...

I had seen it ages back. Cool pics.

Leovi said...

Definitely wonderful photos, beautiful and monumental!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Fantastic snaps..

magiceye said...

Impressive!!

EastCoastLife said...

Magnificent! Love the details!

Jim said...

great

Annemor said...

So detailled work.
Magnificent.
All the best.
Mormor

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fascinating photos and exciting architecture

thomas said...

A majestic gateway.

Lina Gustina said...

Artistic gate. Your country has rich culture.

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Maria Kristina Maano said...

Grandiose indeed! What a magnificent structure!

Happy Blue Monday!

VaishVijay said...

filigree work on the arch is exquisite!

Wandering Wren said...

Lovely to visit Mumbai with you, not a city that I know but looks a great place to visit.
Happy BM
Wren

Lola said...

Superb!

LV said...

Your part of the world truly has some awesome structures.

Gillena Cox said...

awesome, thanks for sharing;

much love...

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow!

Ileana said...

Impresive! It is similar with "Arcul de triumf" from Bucharest , Romania , but more impresive!

D. Prabhu said...

Nice capture :)

Ravish Mani said...

Magnificent Pics!