Gateway Of India
A symbolic landmark, Gateway of India, proves as an emblem not only to India but also the world. Overlooking the magnificent Arabian sea, this monument was constructed as a beacon when King George V and Queen Mary paid a visit to India. It took over 13 years to finish constructing this gateway. Flaunting flawless Indo-Saracenic architecture, this structure has been built in yellow basalt stone. Its archway is 26 metres high, which is joined with four turrets. A monument that speaks volumes about the political history of the country, Gateway of India is the perfect place to get acquainted with the spirited life of Mumbai.
Hanging Gardens, also referred as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, are beautiful terraced gardens that are set atop the western side of Malabar Hill. Established in the 1880s, this garden was designed by Ulhas Ghapokar to protect a nearby water reservoir from getting polluted. This painstakingly manicured garden is spread in a vast area that has well-laid pathways. The colourful flower clock at the centre and numerous animal-shaped hedges are the unique features of this park. You can also enjoy spectacular views of the Arabian Sea from the Hanging Gardens.