Worli Fort

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Worli Fort
वरळी किल्ला
Worli, Mumbai, India
'Worli Portuguese Fort' receiving a face-lift.JPG
Worli Fort
Worli Fort is located in Mumbai
Worli Fort
Worli Fort
Coordinates 19°01′26″N 72°49′00″E / 19.0238°N 72.8166°E / 19.0238; 72.8166
Site information
Owner India Government of India
Controlled by British Raj Red Ensign.svg British Raj (1675-1947)
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built 1675 (1675)
Old map of the region (post 1805).

The Worli Fort (Marathi: वरळी किल्ला) is a fort built by the British in Worli, Mumbai, India.[1] The fort, often mistakenly referred to as being built by the Portuguese, was actually built by the British around 1675. The fort, built on the Worli hill, overlooked the Mahim Bay at a time the city was made up of just seven islands. It was used as a lookout for enemy ships and pirates.


See also[edit]

One can visit the Worli fort by alighting at the Worli village BEST stand. The village is also known for the Golfadevi temple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murray, John (1859). A handbook for India. Part ii. Bombay. Original from Oxford University. p. 272. 

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