5 offbeat historical forts every Mumbaikar should visit this Monsoon


    Belapur Fort

    badlapur fort

    Belapur fort is near township of Belapur located in Navi Mumbai. It was built by the Siddis of Janjir. It was then conquered by the Portuguese and then the Marathas. It is a beautiful historical place and is considered as a gateway for people looking to enjoy for some time with nature in peace.

    Worli Fort

    worli fort

    Worli fort was built by British in Worli, Mumbai. The fort was built in 1675 on Worli hill. It was a lookout for enemy ships and pirates. It has an amazing view of the Bandra Worli Sea link. It is worth a visit for the people who love to see sunrise and sunset. It can be the favourite spot for all the people who love photography.

    Madh Fort

    madh fort

    Madh fort is a small fort in northern Mumbai which was built by Portuguese. It was built as a watch tower in 17th century and gives a strategic view of the coastline. It is also known as Versova fort. Many movies like Shootout at Wadala, Khalnayak and TV series episodes of CID etc. have been shot here. It has a panoramic view of the coastline and it’s the best to visit early morning or post sunset. However it is not completely accessible to civilians but the scenic beauty around the fort is worth to spend some time there.

    Sewri Fort

    sewri fort

    Sewri fort was fort built by British in 1680.It is located at Sewri, Mumbai. The fort was built primarily for defence. It is classified as a Grade I heritage structure. One can see the magnificent view of Arabian sea. It is also known as the best place to watch flamingo’s.

    Arnala Fort

    arnala fort

    Arnala fort is built on a small island of the port town, Arnala. It is located around 8 miles north from Vasai, Maharashtra. It was built by Sultan Mahmood Begda of Gujarat in 1516. It was reconstructed by Bajirao Peshwa. It is almost 10 km from Virar station. After reaching the beach from Arnala village one can reach fort by commuter boats. It takes about 5-10 min to reach the fort by boat. The boat service is available from 6 am to 12:30 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm. It is considered a good place for family picnics.