How to reach Gateway of India

How to reach Gateway of India
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The Gateway of India - one of India’s historical heritage structures and Mumbai’s iconic site stands gracefully facing the Arabian Sea on one side and the Taj Hotel on the other.

People, who visit Mumbai, religiously pay a visit to the Gateway, a monument that has witnessed both time and the tide.

The structure was built to mark the landing of King George V and Queen Mary’s visit to India in 1911. However, the structure was completed in 1924.

If you are wondering how to reach this iconic structure, then your dilemma ends here.

Let’s take a look at ways to reach the Gateway of India.

Those lodging in Mumbai suburbs may opt for the local train to reach the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus station or the Churchgate station (the closest rail station to the Gateway). Trains ply between Virar and Churchgate (Western Line), Karjat/Kasara to CST (Central Line) and Panvel to CST (Harbour Line).

You can take a taxi from either Churchgate or CST to reach the monument. You may even walk through the length of the road if you intend to treat your eyes with other British era buildings on route to the Gateway.

If you are lodging in south Mumbai, then you can either hire a cab or opt for BEST buses to reach the Gateway.

To have a view of the Gateway from the sea, take a ferry that helps you grab a beautiful view of the structure. The panoramic view of the Gateway, the Taj in the background and the sea in the foreground will certainly leave you mesmerised.