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Who built Gateway of India?
Gateway of India was built in early twentieth century. It holds an important position in the list of country’s important historic buildings and monuments. The memorial was built to commemorate the first ever visit of British Monarch, King Georg V and Queen Mary in December 1911 to India at Apollo Bunder (Wellington pier).
When was the Gateway of India built?
At the time of royal visit the memorial was not yet built and both royal guests were greeted by a cardboard structure at the spot. Final design of Gateway of India was prepared by George Wittet and foundation stone of the monument was laid in March 1913. Construction work of the Gateway of India was completed in 1924.
The Gateway of India is also important in the history of India as it was this place from where the last British troop battalion left India after independence of the country.
What is its height?
The height of Gateway of India is 26 Meters. Its design is Indo-Saracenic and its structure is Triumphal Arch.
Why it is called Gateway of India?
One of the possible reasons why it is called Gateway of India is because during their first ever visit to India, the British Monarch, King Georg V and Queen Mary entered the country through this port and city. (This is our personal view based on historical importance of the place and it may not necessarily be the reason why it is called Gateway of India?).
Source: Above answer is based on information shared by Mumbai.Org and Wikipedia.