7 Facts About Gateway of India Mumbai That Every Indian Should Know

The Gateway of India was built during British rule in the 20th century in Bombay, India, in the Indo-Sarcenic style.

It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai, India.

However, the foundation stone was laid on March 31, 1911, by the then-Governor of Mumbai, Sir George Sydenham Clarke.

The design of the monument took three years to pass and finally got sanctioned on March 31, 1911.

The archway of the monument is 26 meters (85 feet) high and joined with four turrets and intricate latticework carved on stones.

The archway of the monument is built of Basalt and about 21 lakhs was spent to build the arch alone.

The structure is an adaptation of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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