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Worli Fort
वरळी किल्ला
Worli koliwada, Mumbai, India
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 (1675-1947)
Open to
the public
Site history
Built1675 (1675)
Old map of the region (post 1805).

The Worli Fort is a fort in Worli, Mumbai, India.[1] Though often incorrectly assumed to have been built by the Portuguese, the fort was built by the British around 1675 on Worli Hill. Worli Fort overlooked Mahim Bay at a time when the city comprised just seven islands and was used as a lookout for enemy ships.

The centuries-old village is home to one of the oldest communities of fisherfolk which is still existing in Mumbai.[2]

The area around Worli Hill is also known for its fossils and geology[3]

See also


  1. ^ Murray, John (1859). A handbook for India. Part ii. Bombay. Original from Oxford University. p. 272.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  2. ^ Nambiar, Sridevi (5 December 2016). "A Brief History Of Mumbai's Worli Fort". Culture Trip. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  3. ^ Singh, S.D. (2000). "Petrography and Clay Mineralogy of Intertrappean Beds of Mumbai, India". Journal Geological Society of India. 55.