3. Night Drive To Korlai FortWe came back to our room, freshened up and left again for dinner. There are a lot of places to eat in Nagoan, but most of them close early so keep a look on the time. After dinner we went for a night drive to Korlai fort in search of a lighthouse, but could not find one. Though the drive under the moonlight with a view of ISPAT lit up at night like Diwali lights was great.
Oh God! The view from the top! The fort is guarded on three sides by the sea. It is the most beautiful fort I have ever seen. For this fort only, I can go back to Kashid. We spent almost one hour there. We had no intension to come down, but we had to as we were very thirsty. Do carry drinking water with you, there is no water supply in the fort.
Korlai fort houses a modern Lighthouse which is managed by Indian Navy. This high tech lighthouse makes sure that the ships are guided properly to their destinations. Korlai light house tour will cost 30/- per head and is done by a ex service man. Korlai fort is on the back side of the lighthouse and is a good hike up some 100 stairs. View from the fort of mighty Arabian sea is mind boggling and worth a view.Note:- Areas looking like parking lots on the way are actually places where the fishermen dry their catch so please do not park vehicles on them. ALso if your car is air conditioned its advised to have windows shut as one may not like the fish smell that fills the area.Once done from Korlai fort we headed to Kashid beach. Amazing place to spend weekend. Worth the additional 40km drive. Quite, serene beach with family mostly coming there. Unlike Alibaug beaches are clean. We stayed in a hotel that was prebooked via referral and we could manage a good deal for a day stay.Dinner was without doubt Fish for non vegetarians and for few veg food was served. Post dinner all of us took to the beach enjoyed the cool breeze, saw candle balloons been flow high. Strolling down the beach relaxed all. At night it was UNO time and singing and dancing. Everyone enjoyed the sunset, drive alongside beach.Next day morning two of us who managed to get up early, headed to find another local beach nearby and strolled for some time. Saw fishermen begin thier day and enjoyed the cool sea breeze. Heard water crashing against the rocks, birds chirping off. Once everyone was done we headed to breakfast and were headed to the beach from where plan was to head for Mumbai again. Cars were returned to BKC compound and we had to only pay for additional 40kms. Zoomcar services unless you breakdown or crash the vehicle are amazing and i would recommend the same to people who don't wanna take their own vehicle.