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Worli Fort
वरळी किल्ला
Worli koliwada, Mumbai, India
Worli Fort Mumbai.jpg
Worli Fort
Worli Fort is located in Mumbai
Worli Fort
Worli Fort
Coordinates19°01′26″N 72°49′00″E / 19.0238°N 72.8166°E / 19.0238; 72.8166
Site information
OwnerIndia Government of India
Controlled by
British Raj Red Ensign.svg
British Raj (1675-1947)
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built1675 (1675)
Old map of the region (post 1805).
Old map of the region (post 1805).

The Worli Fort is a fort in Worli, Mumbai, India.[1] Often wrongly assumed to be built by the Portuguese but built by the British around 1675 on the Worli hill. Worli Fort overlooked the Mahim Bay at that time when the city comprised just seven islands. The Fort was used as a lookout for enemy ships and pirates.

The centuries-old village is home to one of the oldest communities of fisherfolk still existing in Mumbai. It was after the construction of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Murray, John (1859). A handbook for India. Part ii. Bombay. Original from Oxford University. p. 272.
  2. ^ Nambiar, Sridevi (5 December 2016). "A Brief History Of Mumbai's Worli Fort". Culture Trip. Retrieved 20 June 2022.