Fort St. George
Colonizers of India for 300 years, the British built a magnificent city within the walls of Fort St. George. Some fine examples of the Gothic revival, Neo-classical style and Indo-Saracenic style are seen within this area.
Other famous monuments at Fort St. George include the Gateway of India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) building, the Municipal Corporation and Police Headquarters and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya (formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum).
Gateway of India
The Gateway of India was built during the British rule. Located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, the monument overlooks the Arabian Sea.
The gateway is a basalt arch, 26 meters high. Before it was renovated and used as a landing place for British governors and other prominent people, it was a crude jetty used by the local fishermen.
In earlier times, the gateway was the monument that visitors arriving by boat would have first seen in Mumbai. The gateway has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is the city's top tourist attraction.
Marine Drive is home to a large number of buildings built in the Art Deco style. Mumbai is second only to Miami in the number of Art Deco buildings.