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Sewri Fort

The Sewri Fort, located just off the Mumbai port, was built by the British to defend themselves from enemy attacks. The fort was built on a hillock and had strong walls and gates. The main entrance was made of stones and could withstand any attacks. The only remarkable features inside are the pentagonal rooms and corridors and the vaults. It is now a conserved location and is visited by history buffs, shutterbugs, and by those seeking a quick escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Edwina D'souza
During the 1700′s and the 1800′s era, the British constructed strategically located forts to protect their reign in Mumbai. Very few such forts remain in present times and hence I am determine to explore these forts before they are destroyed due to negligence and lack of maintenance from respective authorities. The Sewri fort was built around 1860 as a watch tower and was also used as a prison for a brief time. Today, the fort is owned by the Maharashtra state department of Archaeology and Museums and ironically (but not surprisingly) the fort is in a neglected and dilapidated state. The ruined monument overlooks the Sewri mudflats and hence serves as a good location to view migratory flamingos that visit these mudflats each year between November and March. Next to the fort, there is also a dargah (muslim place of worship).