The three-arched monument was completed in the 1920s, commemorating the royal visit of King George V in 1911. Just a few decades later, the arch saw off Britain’s last remaining soldiers when India embraced Independence in 1948.
The gateway’s design has a Mughal flavor, topped with twin pinnacles and ringed with a top-heavy pediment.
Bring your camera when you come to visit, as today it’s one of the city’s most popular people-watching spots. Join the crowds of locals and visitors, touts and street photographers, food vendors, balloon sellers and kite flyers.
The arch is also the stepping-off point for harbor cruises, boat trips to Elephanta Island, and horse-and-carriage rides along the harborfront.
Urban Adventures was not aware that we had booked a whole day tour. They had to adjust the programme. Guide was good. We had to take an expensive taxi to return to the city center.
A thorough and enjoyable walking tour around the main sights of Colaba and Fort. My guide was friendly and willing to modify the tour for my interests as I was lucky to be the only person on the tour. Breakfast was also delicious.
It was ok to get an short Idea of Mumbai.
Lots of walking on this Tour. Guide was very friendly and helpful.
Very negativ on this Tour are the starting Point which was very, very hard to find. No signs! Also end of the Tour in Bandra a very negativ point. Bandra is far outside of Mumbai City.