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Mahim Fort

Saturday, November 12, 2011

If you travel by train, you need to alight at Mahim station in order to see this fort. From the railway station, it would take you around 30 minutes to get here.

The fort is very close to St Michael Church, also called Mahim Church. It is located in the Mahim bay, and overlooks the Worli and Bandra forts.

Entry to the Fort
Not much is known about who built this fort. It is currently occupied illegally by slum dwellers. The approach road has been taken over by them. Tidal erosion has led to the fort being torn apart. You can actually see two huge cracks in the walls of the fort.
Fortification with two huge cracks in d walls
Although this is a heritage site, not much is being done to maintain this fort. Shame on our government for ruining such a good historic site. We were not able to view this fort from the inside thanks to the illegal slums on the fort.

Disgusted, we set out for Bandra Fort, the last fort on our agenda.

Forts in Mumbai are Sewri FortBandra FortMahim FortMadh FortSion FortWorli Fort

Caves in and around Mumbai are Mahakali CavesJogeshwari CavesMandapeshwar CavesKanheri Caves and Elephanta Caves

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