Apollo Bunder Harbour of Bombay – 2 Old Postcards 1910
These are two different views from two old 1910 photo postcards of Apollo Bunder the harbour of Bombay, now Mumbai. This was a passenger disembarkation harbour or more of a landing jetty. Passengers arriving by ships were anchored at deeper waters and were ferried in boats to this jetty. Later the Apollo Bunder would have one of the most famous landmarks on its site- The Gateway of India (opened 1924). Commemorating King George V’s and Queen Mary’s visit to India for the 1911 Delhi Durbar.
The king first paid a visit to India in 1906 as the Prince of Wales, then in 1911 as King George V for the Delhi Durbar. The jetty would later be renamed Wellington Pier. It lies close to the Bombay Yacht Club and the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel. Wellington Pier was some sort of a natural harbour dating back to centuries that was used by the Portuguese, French, Marathas, etc. Even before Bombay was formed into a single landmass by reclamation. Click on the photo for better view.
Read also- Seven Islands of Mumbai. See post Apollo Bunder Before The Gateway Of India – Old Print 1874.
Did You Know- there were many mountains in Mumbai that were leveled by the British and the rubble used for the reclamation of the islands.
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