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The Worli Fort is on a small hill on the tip of Worli, perfectly camouflaged by the slums of Worli Village. It was built in 1675 by the British who used the seven islands of Bombay to keep a check on pirates and enemy ships. Around this time, Kanhoji Angre, Shivaji's naval commander was lord of the west coast of Maharashtra and was known to raid British and Portuguese colonies and collect hefty ransoms. The Worli Fort is presently in a dilapidated condition and the approach road to the fort is also in poor shape. The fort itself is being used as a local gymnasium.
The Bandra Fort, known as Castella de Aguada, was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower overlooking the Mahim Bay. After Bombay was handed over to the British as dowry, this watchtower served as a defensive structure against the British who sought to expand to Salsette Island held by the Portuguese. In 1739, the Salsette Island was captured by the Marathas who held it till 1761 after being passed on to the British under whom the fort fell into disrepair since it no longer served its purpose. The fort today at Land's End serves as a venue for concerts and has an amphitheater.
This grand basilica had its origins as a small chapel, Nossa Senhora de Monte, built by the Portuguese on a small hillock in Bandra in 1640. It is a Roman Catholic church and is called Math Mauli by the locals. Some historians believe it was destroyed by the Marathas in 1738 and rebuilt in 1761. This church was renovated in 1904 to its present form as a part of the golden jubilee celebration of the Declaration of Immaculate Conception of 1854. Virgin Mary's birth anniversary is celebrated during the Mount Mary Festival and Bandra Fair, a week long fair in September.
Chaityabhumi is the memorial of the Dalit leader Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, also lovingly known as 'Babasaheb'. "India's own Martin Luther King Jr"., for like the latter, Dr Ambedkar too organized the exploited castes and classes in India and fought for their rights. Thousands flock here on his death anniversary on December 6, to pay their homage to the great leader. The memorial is located beside the Dadar Crematorium at Dadar Chowpatty and is in close proximity to Shivaji Park.
Prabhadevi is an important neighborhood in South Central Mumbai. This upscale area is the home of one of the most temples of the city, the Siddhivinayak Temple. You will also find many hotels, cafes, restaurants and a few shopping malls in Prabhadevi.
Nestled in a chic neighborhood of Mumbai, Bandra, the Bandstand Promenade is one of the most scenic spots in the city. Enjoy the cool breeze as you witness the waves of the great Arabian sea crashing at this city's coast. Being a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, Bandstand Promenade also serves as a park allowing its visitors some much-needed privacy and making this spot one of the best places to spend a romantic evening with special someone. In addition to the picturesque views of the seaside, Bandstand Promenade is home to several popular attractions like the Mount Mary Church or the Bandra Fort. For the Bollywood buffs, Mannat, the bungalow of Shahrukh Khan, a superstar of Indian cinema is also nearby. In addition, this is also a venue for local cultural festival, Celebrate Bandra, and hosts live music gigs and other events regularly.
Talk to anyone in Mumbai about politics and cricket and Shivaji Park will be mentioned at least once. This 27 acres of open ground in the heart of Dadar, a Mumbai suburb, has been the scene of many political rallies since pre-independence days and continues to be so even today. Besides politics, it is also the Mecca of upcoming cricketers; cricket icons like Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar are associated with Shivaji Park. The park also houses a gymkhana, and in case if you are neither interested in politics nor cricket, the park is still a good place to sit and listen to the gossip around or to take a walk under the huge trees that surround the park.
Mehboob Studios was founded by director - producer Mehboob Khan. It is an Indian film and recording studio where numerous Bollywood films have been shot over the years. Mother India, which bagged many filmfare awards and also was a nominee at the Oscars for Foreign Language film, was shot here. Acclaimed films like Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, Anjana Anjani, Sawaariya and many more. For over 56 years Mehboob Studios has been providing filmmakers with large scale sets and production facilities and has become an iconic name in the film industry.