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Colloquially known as Chinal Tekdi, Cross Island is located on the Mumbai Harbour in India. Sandwiched between Dockyard Road and Elephanta Island, Cross Island boasts of immense beauty and sparse population. Among the few structures located on the island, you can find an oil refinery, several large gas holders and gorgeous remains of a ruined fort. Cross Island is located around 400 m from Ferry Wharf and can be reached in a speed boat or ferry.
The major portion of the island is occupied by the fort, the origin of which is still doubtful. Studies suggest that it may be built by the Portuguese or the Britishers. The terrace of the fort has a large Peepal Tree, several cannons across it and a very large gun. Fisherfolks are the major inhabitants of the island and fishing is the primary profession. You can get a guided tour of the island in a ferry by local fishermen for about INR 1000 in a 6- seater boat.