Travel mumbai 5

Gateway of India

The most famous structure of mumbai was build to commemorate the visit of King George & Queen Mary to India in 1911. Designed in the indo saracenic style by George Wittet, the gateway is located on the waterfront in south mumbai and foundation stone was laid on march 31, 1911 .The gateway is built from yellow kharodi basalt and reinforced concrete. The central dome is 48 feet in diameter and 83 feet above ground at its highest point.The cost of construction was Rs 21 lakhs, borne mainly by government of India. The gateway of India was opened on dec 4,1924 by the viceroy.

Haji Ali Dargah

There are two legends about this dargah. The first is that a wealthy Muslim merchant and saint named Haji Ali renounced all his wordly possessions after a pilgrimage to Mecca. The second one is that Haji Ali died on his way to mecca and his body,in its casket floated back to mumbai,.As many as above approximately 39000 pilgrims visit the shrine on Thursdays & Fridays, which is built in the middle of worli bay. The shrine has a 500 yard long road which is lashed by the sea during high tides and it is the one highlights of the dargah. The 99 names of Allah are written on the shrines pillar.