Mumbai Fort is the Business capital of Mumbai. The name is derived from Fort George, which the British East India Company built.
It is the center of financial activity and much British time structure still stands tall. This is the financial capital of Mumbai.
Fort was considered to be the ‘go-to place’ for white-collar jobs. Prime offices and business establishments have their head offices situated here. Even now, it is considered a pride to have an office (even if small) in the Mumbai Fort area.
During the 90’s you would see people in crowded trains traveling all the way to Churchgate railway station or Victoria Terminus (Now CSTM) railway station for jobs and taking the same trains to return to their homes in the evening.
Bombay high court, which is the oldest high court, is here too.
The Mumbai Fort area sidewalk is a must-see for anyone who would like to explore the olden Mumbai.
You will find vendors selling books, clothes, cameras, musical instruments, old coins, and old artistic items all through the sidewalks.
Many restaurants have been run for ages and are famous for their unique style of dishes.
The Crawford Market is one of the most visited places in the fort, dating back to the British era.
There is a big market inside this building which is as old as 1869. You will find everything from fruits, veggies, cosmetics, birds, and even animals are sold here.
You will find the old restaurants located in the Mumbai Fort area and are mostly owned and run by Iranian’s and Parsi’s, serving some very authentic dishes, which will ensure you will come back again.
The Yazdani Bakery is famous for delicious Persian bread and is a heritage Parsi restaurant since 1923.
Very close to the fort is the famous Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Hotel. Flora fountain is another famous monument built in 1864, which depicts the Roman goddess Flora.
There are some very old churches, museums and historical places which have stood the passage of time. The architecture of these buildings is unique and can only be seen in this part of Mumbai.
Pincode details of Mumbai Fort: 400001
Address: Post Office Mumbai (G.P.O.), Mumbai, Fort, Fort Market, Mint Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra India (IN), Pin Code:- 400001
Post Office: MUMBAI
Post Office Type: G.P.O.
Pin Code: 400001
HOW TO REACH Fort
By Rail: There is 2 nearby railway station. Both are the last train stop and within walking distance from Fort Mumbai.
- CSTM Terminus Railway Station (Central Railway)
- Church Gate Railway Station (Western Railway).
Local Bus stops near Fort (BEST): Swami D.Saraswati Chowk Fort Bus Station, R.B.I. (Fort) Bus Station, New Custom House Bus Station, Indira Dock Bus Station, Khadi Bhandar Bus Station are nearby by bus stops to Fort.
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