Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is built from concrete and yellow basalt. The central dome is 48 feet in diameter and 83 feet above ground at its elevated position. The Gateway of India is one of the most important points of interest to Indian tourists and foreigners So it is quite obvious that travel enthusiasts will add this prominent and interesting place to their tour list.
The Gate way of India was designed by Scottish architect, George Wittet and the construction work was carried out by Gammon India Limited, the only construction company in India and The total construction cost of this monument was approximately 21 lakhs and the whole expense was borne by the Indian government.
After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, there has been a proposal to close all these jetties and replace them with two newer ones to be built near the Bombay Presidency Radio Club nearby. The second and third jetties are the starting point for tours of Elephanta Caves, which is a 50-minute boat ride away by ferry. Other routes from the Gateway include ferry rides to Alibaug and Mandwa; these ferries are said to carry passengers above their certified capacity due to their popularity.