It is known for the sprawling Juhu Beach. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Versova to the north, Vile Parle to the east and Santacruz to the south. Juhu is among the most expensive and affluent areas of the city and home to many Bollywood celebrities.
Time zone UTC+ (IST)
Area code 022
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Why is CST called Fort?
The area gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay Castle. The area extends from the docks in the east, to Azad Maidan in the west; Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in the north to Kala Ghoda in the south.
Which is the famous fort in Mumbai?
Sion Fort. The Sion Hillock Fort is one of the finest Forts In Mumbai that was built by the British between 1669 and 1677.
Why is Churchgate called Fort?
During the eighteenth and up to the mid-19th century, Mumbai was a walled city. The city walls had three gates, and Churchgate, named after St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai was one of the gates. The gate was situated near the present day location of Flora Fountain.
Why was Mumbai fort destroyed?
The Fort wall were destroyed
Due to increase in trade the population was increasing. So as per city expansion plan, the fort wallls were destroyed by the Governor Sir Bartle Frere (Governor from 1862 to 1867).
Which is the biggest fort in Mumbai?
1. Castella de Aguada (Bandra Fort)
Which is the first fort in India?
Fort St. George
Fort St George Overview
Built by the British East India Company in 1640, Fort St. George was the first fortress in India founded in the year 1644.
What are the 5 forts?
The Five Forts are massive fortresses along the northeastern boundaries of the Golden Empire of Yi Ti, situated between the Bleeding Sea and the Mountains of the Morn. Northeast of the Five Forts are the Land of the Shrykes, KDath, Bonetown, the Grey Waste, and the Cannibal Sands.
Which fort is biggest in India?
The Chittorgarh (literally Chittor Fort), also known as Chittod Fort, is one of the largest forts in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort was the capital of Mewar and is located in the present-day city of Chittorgarh.
Region South Asia
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What is Mumbai famous for?
Mumbai is a mix of iconic old-world charm architecture, strikingly modern high rises, cultural and traditional structures, and whatnot. The city is known as the commercial capital of India, but there is more to it than that. Mumbai is all about art, history, culture, food, theatre, cinema, nightlife and a lot more.
It was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower overlooking Mahim Bay, the Arabian Sea and the southern island of Mahim. The strategic value of the fort was enhanced in 1661 after the Portuguese ceded the seven islands of Bombay that lay to the immediate south of Bandra to the English.