The Gateway of India Today
Today the Gateway of India is one of Mumbai’s top tourist attractions, and is a gathering spot for locals and vendors. The site is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. While the Gateway is symbolic of colonial subjugation, it also evokes a sense of cultural identity and belonging to those in Mumbai, which can be paradoxical to some. The architecture of the Gateway helped shape the skyline of Mumbai, as Islamic, British, and Indian motifs can be seen in the architecture of buildings surrounding the site today.