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  2. St. George Fort Mumbai India - History of St. George Fort

    St. George Fort or Fort George is a crumbled structure that stands in the Fort area of Mumbai. Named in praise of King George III, the fort reminds of the British empire's early days in India. It was built in 1769 at the site of the Dongri Fort, as an extension of the fortified Bombay region.

  3. Fort George, Mumbai, Maharashtra -

    Overview of Fort George. Standing tall at a height of 43 ft, the Fort George was 1 mile long and about 500 m wide. It was named in honour of George III of the United Kingdom. The Fort George was demolished in the year 1862 and currently stands as one of the protected monuments of Maharashtra.

  4. Fort Saint George | fort, Madras, India | Britannica

    Fort Saint George, citadel built by the British East India Company in Madras (now Chennai), India, later becoming the British capital in south India. The fort, named in honour of Britain’s patron saint , is well preserved by the state of Tamil Nadu (formerly Madras).

  5. Mumbai Architecture In Iconic Buildings - Culture Trip

    The Gateway Of India, Mumbai’s most defining monument, was constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to the city. Signifying its association with the British Raj era in Mumbai, it is also the spot from where the last of British troops departed the country after its independence.

  6. Fort St. George, India - Wikipedia,_India

    Fort St. George (or historically, White Town) is a fortress at the coastal city of Chennai, India. Founded in 1639, it was the first English (later British) fortress in India. The construction of the fort provided the impetus for further settlements and trading activity, in what was originally an uninhabited land.

  7. Madras Presidency - Wikipedia

    The Madras Presidency, or the Presidency of Fort St. George, also known as Madras Province, was an administrative subdivision (presidency) of British India. At its greatest extent, the presidency included most of southern India , including the whole of the Indian state of Andhra state , almost whole of Tamil Nadu and some parts of Kerala ...

  8. East India Company - Wikipedia

    The major factories became the walled forts of Fort William in Bengal, Fort St George in Madras, and Bombay Castle . In 1634, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan extended his hospitality to the English traders to the region of Bengal, [42] and in 1717 customs duties were completely waived for the English in Bengal.

  9. Mumbai | India | Britannica

    Bombay Island consists of a low-lying plain, about one-fourth of which lies below sea level; the plain is flanked on the east and west by two parallel ridges of low hills. Colaba Point, the headland formed on the extreme south by the longer of those ridges, protects Mumbai Harbour from the open sea. Britannica Quiz.

  10. Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai - 5 Star Hotel in Mumbai ...

    Hotel in Mumbai. Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 001, India. +91 22-6665 3366 /For Room Reservations : +91 22-6480 4425. The Taj Mahal Palace opened in Mumbai, then Bombay, in 1903, giving birth to the country’s first harbour landmark. The recently trademarked flagship hotel overloo ...