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Mahim Fort FortHeight : 0 ft from MSL
Type : Coastal Forts Fort Range : None
District : Mumbai Grade : Easy
      Mumbai is made up of 7 islands, and was separated from main land due to Mahim creek. This was an important trade route, and the Mahim fort was built to safeguard it. Mahim fort is the most ancient fort in Mumbai region.
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Mahim Fort
History :
      In 1140, King Pratapbimb built a fort on Mahakavati aka Mahim creek, and made this as his capital. He encouraged trade and commerce here in 12th century.

When the fort came under British control, Gerald Aungier reconstructed this fort. When the Portuguese attacked this fort in 1672, they could not win as there were 100 soldiers and 30 canons on the fort.

On 14th February 1689 Siddhi Yakut Khan of Janjira attacked Mumbai with an army of 2500, and captured the fort. He raided this region for around a year. The British took it back later.
Fascinating Spots :
      This fort is a good example of British architecture with its characteristic bastions, strong walls, decorative pillars and wonderful carvings. Encroachment has blocked the whole fort now.
Ways To Reach :
      We have to go to Mahim beach from Mahim station. From there, the fort is at a walk of 10 min.
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Forts in the District of Mumbai
 Bandra Fort  Kala Killa  Madh Fort (Varsova Fort)  Mahim Fort
 Riwa Fort  Sewri Fort  Sion Fort  Worli Fort