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Madh fort

Madh Island is a group of several fishing villages and farmlands in northern Mumbai. Madh Island barely is nearly a peninsula since as only the small Malad creek, bounded by mangroves, cuts it off from the mainland near Aksa. At low tide, one can almost walk across the beach from Dana Paani beach in Erangal village to Aksa beach.

Get in[edit]

  • Bus service (#271 to Malad and #269 to Borivili )
  • Autorickshaw from Malad
  • Ferry service from Versova


  • Church of St. Bonaventure, Erangal. A 16th century Portuguese church on the beach. The annual Erangal Feast in January, attracts thousands of people of all faiths for the tribute to the church's namesake.
  • Madh Fort (Versova Fort) (about 15 km from Malad and is the last stop on route 271 of BEST bus service or via Versova by ferry boat. It is situated near Aksa Beach.). It is under control of the Indian Air Force as it is located close to an Indian Naval base and permission is needed for accessing it.. This is a small fort. It was built by the Portuguese and lost it in February 1739 during the war against Maratha empire. It is secluded and difficult to reach.- The fort was built by the Portuguese as a watchtower in the 17th century. It offers a strategic view of the coastline and guards the Marve Creek. Its external façade is intact but internally it is dilapidated. - Madh Island fort is surrounded by local fishermen's communities.




  • The Retreat
  • The Resort

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