In Northern Mumbai, lies a small stretch of land that is cut off from the mainland known as Madh Island. If you are in Mumbai and want to unwind from the stress of urban life, then Madh Island is the best place to stay. Easily accessible through multiple transportations such as car, bus and train, this tiny island has some of the best resorts in Malad and is a major tourist destination. Most tourists visit Madh Island to check out Madh Fort. Let's learn about its history and what you can do over there.
Madh Fort is also known as Versova Fort. Situated beside our Malad resort at Madh Islands, this fort was built by the Portuguese. After the battle of 1739, the Maratha Empire captured it. The place is normally difficult to reach, hence our Malad resort is the best place to stay if you are looking forward to visiting the Madh Fort. The fort guards the Marve Creek and provides a strategic view of the ocean. The internals of the fort is damaged beyond repair although the facade looks intact. Controlled by the Indian Air Force nowadays, this place near our Malad resort is surrounded by the local fishermen's communities.
Trekking to Madh Fort
This fort near Kileshwar Mahadev Mandir has been a centre attraction for many TV series such as CID to Bollywood blockbusters such as Khalnayak and Baazigar. The fort is located very near to our Malad resort and takes just 10 mins to reach. Marvel at this Portuguese fort which was built in the 17th century and get a chance to take picturesque photos along with the city's skyline.
Avoid this place if you are travelling alone as the place is very isolated. If it's raining, avoid the trek as the place tends to become muddy. You don't want to ruin your fun trip here. Moreover, the return route via buses and autos closes down by 7 pm, so plan your trekking schedule accordingly. You can take a detour to the Vanala Talav which is located at the top of a small hill close to the location.
The view from the fort in the wee hours of the moring looks amazing. This place is not easily accessible unless you are staying at one of the best resorts in Malad - The Retreat Hotel & Convention Centre. You will be able to see various fishing boats here and there. If you reach out to them, you will be able to see them carrying the fish to Madh Fort jetty.
Next, go towards Killeshwar Temple which has a bronze minaret that shines when sunlight falls on it. Although the fort is in good condition, there are some areas which are locked and require special permission to enter.
So, what are you waiting for? Book a stay at one of the best resorts in Malad and get to visit Madh Fort like never before!