The Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks situated in
the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924.
Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai
harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. The Gateway
of India is a monument that marks India's chief ports and is a major
tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time.
At one point of time, this monument represented the grandeur of the
British Raj in India. The total construction cost of this monument was
approximately 21 lakhs and the whole expense was borne by the Indian
government. A favourite spot for tourists, nowadays, this monument
attracts vendors, food stalls and photographers. The passing of the
'First Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry' was recorded as the
first main event that took place at the Gateway of India. This ceremony
was conducted on February 28, 1948, when the last set of British troops
and divisions left India, post-independence.