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Madh Island
Madh Island
is a group of several quaint fishing villages and farmlands in northern Mumbai.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Accessibility 3 Demographics 4 Madh Fort 5 In popular culture 6 Gallery 7 See also 8 References 9 See also

Geography[edit] The area is bounded by the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
to the west, and the Malad creek on the east.There are few beaches like Erangel Beach, Dana Pani Beach, Silver Beach, Aksa Beach. Accessibility[edit] The area is accessible by bus service (#271 to Malad
Malad
and #269 to Borivali) or autorickshaw from Malad
Malad
or a ferry service from Versova. One can reach Madh Island
Madh Island
by ferry service or speed boat also in five minutes. Demographics[edit] The area is a rural area inhabited primary by Kolis, Marathi, East Indian Roman Catholics
Roman Catholics
in Madh village as well as by people from other communities. Few Film Stars have moved to this area to stay during last few years. Raheja Exotica is ~15 years old residential complex in this area where most celebrities stay.

Madh Fort

Versova Fort

Location within Mumbai

General information

Type Fort

Architectural style Portuguese Colonial

Location Malad, Mumbai

Coordinates 19°07′56″N 72°47′41″E / 19.132283°N 72.794785°E / 19.132283; 72.794785

Owner Indian Air Force

Madh Fort
Fort
is a small fort in northern Mumbai, India
India
situated at Madh Island. It was built by the Portuguese in Portuguese India. [1] They lost it during the war against Maratha empire
Maratha empire
when the Maratha Empire captured it in February 1739. The British occupied Salsette Island, Thana Fort, Fort
Fort
Versova, and the island fort of Karanja in 1774.[2] It is secluded and difficult to reach, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Malad
Malad
and is the last stop on route 271 of BEST bus service or via Versova by ferry boat. Madh Fort[edit] It is situated near Madh village. It is around 1 km walk from Madh bus stop. The fort was built by the Portuguese as a watchtower in the 17th century. It offers a strategic view of the coastline and guards the Marve Creek. Its external façade is intact but internally it is dilapidated. It is under control of the Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force
as it is located close to an Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force
base and permission is needed for accessing it. Madh Island
Madh Island
fort is surrounded by local fishermen's communities. In popular culture[edit] Some Bollywood
Bollywood
movies like Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega, Baazigar, Shootout at Wadala, and Manmohan Desai's 1985 movie Mard, Zamana Deewana, Khalnayak, Shatranj, and Tarazu
Tarazu
were shot at this location. Many episodes of the popular serial Chandrakanta and CID have been shot in this location also. Gallery[edit]

From far

Closeup

From a turret

Tower closeup

Opposite side (from Versova)

See also[edit]

List of forts in Maharashtra Portuguese structures in Mumbai

References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009.  ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. pp. 53–54. ISBN 9788131300343. 

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