The Indo-Saracenic style developed in the second half of the 19th century, combining Islamic and Hindu architectural styles with its characteristic domes, arches, stained glasses, spires, and minarets. The Gateway of India and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya are good examples of this architectural type in the city.

The Gateway of India is one of the major Indo-Saracenic monuments in the city, located in South Mumbai. It is a distinct 26 metres (85 ft) high arch built from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. Many elements of the arch are derived from the Islamic architectural styles of 16th century Gujarat, the pillars are derived from the design of Hindu temples and the design of the Gateway's windows derive from Islamic architecture.