Earlier the Gateway of India was a crude jetty that was used by fishermen but later it was transformed and renovated into a prominent landing place for British governors and officials. In earlier days the first structure that was visible to travelers arriving to Mumbai via waterways was the Gateway of India. It is often referred to as the “Taj Mahal” of Mumbai and is the most preferred tourist destination of the city.
The gateway of India is of great historical significance as it serves as a livid monumental memento of the British subjugation and colonialisation on the lands of our motherland for almost a century. This structure erected by the British is a constant reminder of the power and majesty of the British Empire. Due to its historical and cultural relevance lakh of tourists visit this site every year from far off and nearby lands.