What's so special:The fort is a major tourist attraction in the region for its Indo-Portuguese history. The Portuguese buildings inside the fort are in ruins, although there are enough standing walls to give a good idea of the floor plans of these structures. The minute you step in you will find yourself in Pre Historic times, Some of them in Ruins but u can clearly see the arches and 3 Chapels which are all inside the Fort. the area of Bassein was ruled by Chanakya dynasty of the state of Karnataka and was ruled by Silhara dynasty of the Konkan and then the Yadavas of Devgiri & was finally captured by the Muslim rulers of the state of Gujrat. From the time of 16th century, Bassein was Portuguese northern capital with the treaty with the Sultan, until Marathas under the rule of Chimaji Appa captured the fort in the year 1739. This Bassein fort also played a vital role in first Anglo-Maratha War.
Entry is Free to the Fort. There is a State Road Transport Bus Terminus & Station next to Vasai Road Railway Station. The destination for buses going to the Bassein Fort is "Killa Bunder" or "Fort Jetty/Quay". There are buses every half-hour Ticket cost ₹15 per person.