Tuesday, May 6, 2008


View:- Worli sea face and construction of the bridge connecting Bandra and Worli
Worli was one of the original seven islands that constituted the city of Mumbai. It is primarily a fishermen's village.

The Worli Fort

The Worli Fort, a British fort, is located there. It also has the Haji Ali Dargah, on a rock in the sea, which was connected at low-tide to the island by a natural causeway. The island of Worli was connected to the main island of Bombay in 1784 with the completion of the Hornby Vellard. In 1842, the Love Grove sewage pumping station was completed. It has special sluice gates opening to the sea, which are opened during periods of low tide.
Worli is a part of South Bombay which extends from Haji Ali to Prabhadevi. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the neighbourhoods of Haji Ali, Mahalaxmi, Prabhadevi to the north.The nearest railway station to the neighborhood is Mahalaxmi. It has housed the biggest chawls known as BDD chawls which are prone to riots. Now a days even the area of Lower Parel is referred to as Upper Worli due to a massive construction boom in the area.
Some of the most exclusive residential buildings in Bombay are in Worli, such as the towering Samudra Mahal and the 20-storey Eden Hall Apartments or the 12-storey Urmi. The seaface near Worli also has a number of extremely exclusive and prestigious residential addresses such as Benzer Apartments, Benreeza Apartments, Urmi, Nishika and Godrej Apartments.
Worli was one of the Mill lands of Old Bombay, and now these mills are converted into posh offices such as Ceejay Towers and malls such as Atria. Worli has the Mahalaxmi Racecourse known as The Royal Western Turf Club of India, The Wellington Golf Course, Nehru Planetaurium, Nehru Centre, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium and Haji Ali dargah as main landmarks.
A link road between Bandra and Worli to mobilise traffic is presently under construction.

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