Apollo Bunder Where The Gateway Of India Now Stands, 1906 PC

reverse of postcard

View of the charming Apollo Bunder, where the Gateway of India now stands in this 1906 postcard. Shown is a squarish piece of land with its Japanese-style pavilion that jutted out into the sea. The pavilion was supposedly where the customs did their checking. Known as Apollo Bunder, it was the landing point or jetty for passengers arriving from overseas.

Located at the north end of Colaba. Originally reclaimed from the sea it was put to use as a fishing harbour in the 1860s. Later it became the principal landing point for travellers and goods arriving by ship in Bombay (now Mumbai). Quite a few horse carriages and carts are seen waiting for passengers and cargo. Some sailing crafts are visible in the foreground. These were mostly owned by the Royal Bombay Yacht Club. The club is not visible here but a portion of its waterfront can be seen in the corner.

Did you know – that the Taj Mahal Hotel is adjacent to the Royal Bombay Yacht Club and opposite the Gateway of India

Past posts – Raja Ravi Varma’s Balamani – Old Postcard 1902., Elephanta Caves & Trimurti Bombay, 2 Photos 1900., Pune Near Mumbai – Old Print 1875., Railway Accident In British India Era – Old Photo 1900.

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