Fort Bassein : A Pleasant Surprise 

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It was raining heavily on Sunday and I did not want to miss the chance of exploring the beauty of Mumbai rains, as I am Pluviophile, it was obvious. So I decided to drive down to Vasai fort from Navi Mumbai. Lashing rains , empty roads and Kishor Kumar's song made almost two hours journey very pleasant and finally I reached to Vasai fort. I have noticed this fort earlier in so many Hindi and Marathi movies such as Josh , Khamosi , Ti Sadhya Kay Karte etc. , so was very excited to explore this place. As you enter in the fort you can feel the Portuguese influence, one side it looked haunted while another side it's green , beautiful and rustic. Now choice is yours what you want to feel. A surprise element for me was a beautiful temple inside the fort , I think during Maratha era this might have been constructed.

This place is having reach history and it was built in 1184. It's history can be divided in pre-Portuguese, Portuguese , Maratha and British era.

Best way to explore this place is roaming around and spending some time here and if you are lucky you can also spot some movie/serial shooting going on. So if you are looking for a short half day trip near Mumbai, its a good option.

How to reach- Easily accessible from Vasai Road Station. After reaching here you can take an auto.

Time Duration -3-4 Hours

Best time to Visit- Any time

Where to Eat- There are many options near by but if you want to experience beach side restaurant try Farm House Sea n Sand.

Photo of Vasai Fort, Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, India by Snehal
Photo of Vasai Fort, Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, India by Snehal
Photo of Vasai Fort, Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, India by Snehal
Photo of Vasai Fort, Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, India by Snehal
Photo of Vasai Fort, Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, India by Snehal
Photo of Vasai Fort, Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra, India by Snehal
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