Castella de aguada (Bandra fort) – Mumbai

I have been to bandra bandstand last week. It is very reachable from bandra railway station. you can get by bus or Auto rickshaw, it hardly takes 15 minutes to reach bandstand. you will see a small gate of “Bandra fort” next to “Taj” hotel.

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Lands end garden’s gate

Garden is open from 6.00 AM till 7.3o PM in the night. You will see small and beautiful garden before you reach actual walls of the fort.garden is clean and well maintained that you will love to spend some time there.

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fort is in the form of walls and surrounded by garden at one side while another is facing sea.

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Built and completed by the Portuguese in 1640, the Bandra Fort was meant to be a watchtower overlooking Mahim Bay, the Arabian Sea and the southern island of Mahim.

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Entrance of the forth

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Plaque at top of entrance of the forth

You can go up to top of the forth (which is not too far) and you will get Awesome view of bandra-worli sea link. bandra worli sea link is one of the world class infrastructure milestone in Mumbai city and this is the best place to view bandra worli sea link.

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Bandra-Worli sea link from bandra fort

Also you can get some pictures walk through the scenic face. climate in the morning is simply awesome. here are some clicks

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Landscape view of bandra fort from sea

you can hangout for an hour or two you as I mentioned  garden is a best place to rest if you are tired. you will get a rickshaw  to bandra station from gate of the garden or you can visit places nearby such as St. Andro church, Mount Mary church,joggers park etc

overall its a good place to history buff, photography,hangout at morning and evening time to see some scenic views with friends and family

It is our anytime-in-the-year place to go!

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