MADH (VERSOVÁ / A-VER-O-MAR) FORT, SALSETTE ISLAND

Madh Fort (also called Versova Fort) is a small fort in northern Mumbai, India situated at Madh Island. It was built by the Portuguese and lost it in February 1739 during the war against Maratha empire. 

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Soulful Saai, 2011 (Panoramio)

Nicholas, 2005 (Wikimedia Commons)

 

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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. 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. Madh Island fort is surrounded by local fishermen's communities. More...     

O Forte de Madh, também referido como Forte de Versova, localiza-se na ilha de Madh, no litoral Norte de Bombaim, no estado de Maharashtra, na Índia. More...

Em Fevereiro de 1700 houve um ataque marata a Versová. Uma fonte portuguesa referiu então a existência de um forte. O que actualmente existe é uma contsrução impressionante (...) A antiga aldeia de A-Ver-O-Mar, situada a norte da enseada de Versová, ainda existe como povoação de pescadores. Chama-se hoje Madh. More...

Madh Fort, also known as Versova Fort, was built by the Portuguese. This fort offers a strategic view of the sea. Maybe it was used as a watchtower then. The walls of the fort looked quite good. This fort is under the control of the Indian Air Force. Now Sean and I were aware of this as we had read about it on the Internet. More...