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TAJ MAHAL PALACE & GATEWAY OF INDIA
The landmark Taj Mahal Palace, located opposite the majestic Gateway of India, Mumbai, has created its own unique history. From Maharajas and Princes to various Kings, Presidents, CEOs and entertainers, the Taj has played the perfect host, supportive of their every need.

Built in 1903, the hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.

The Gateway of India is one of the finest examples of colonial architectural heritage in India. The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of the King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai in 1911 AD. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style integrating local style of architecture also. The gateway was built of yellow Kharodi basalt and reinforced concrete. It has four turrets decorated with intricate lattice work carved into the yellow basalt stone.

When the British rule ended in 1947, this colonial symbol also became a sort of a memorial. The last British troop that left India, First Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry, passed through the Gateway of India on 28 February 1948.