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One Day Trek to Korlai Fort and Nagaon Beach (Near Alibaug)

15th Mar 2015

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What more could you want from a Sunday that's filled with beautiful ferry rides with the city's view, beaches, water sports, some delicious food and a trek to Korlai Fort and a watch tower?

About Korlai Fort:
Before the destruction, Korlai had been described by travelers as a "magnificent fortress as strong as any other in the world". The main entrance was guarded by a bronze lion and the highest tower by a bronze eagle. It housed 7,000 horses and as much men. Korlai fort was also strategically very important as it guarded the mouth of the bay and offered a clear crystal view of the Arabian!

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2828 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Super Easy
District: Raigad
Base Village: Korlai

Meeting Point:
06:00am: Gateway of India
06:30am: Get our tickets and board the ferry towards Mandwa, Alibag!
Witness the ever gorgeous Arabian Waves and Sea Gulls as they keep your company through the 45 minute ferry.
08:00am: Reach Mandwa. Board bus towards Alibag.
09:15am: The exploring begins here! But before that, food. Breakfast Halt.
10:00am: Board our vehicle and enroute Nagaon beach.
10:30am: Reach Nagaon. Time for some sand, sun and water sports!
We'll spend our time around the beach for a while and fill our hungry stomachs with lunch at Nagaon. (There's some delicious fish and chicken making here.)
01:30pm: Enroute Korlai Fort
02:30pm: Begin the almost non-existant trek (Odd 50 steps to reach the top) and enjoy some beautiful sights. We'll also visit the lighthouse alongside.
04:30pm: Bid goodbye to the sea, the views and the fort. Enroute Mandwa to board the return ferry.
06:00pm: Ferry towards Mumbai (Witness the city lights and the magic as it unfolds as you head towards our city of dreams!)
08:00pm: Return back to the city (Tentatively)

Minimum Participation for the Event: 10 people

Cost: Rs. 700/- per head
Traveling from Gateway of India to Alibaug and back
All Internal Travel in Alibaug
Entry Charges
Professional Expertise

Lunch and Water Sports at Nagaon Beach
Meals during travel
Personal expenses
Insurance of any kind Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses Any item not covered under “inclusions”

Happy Explorations!
Team Mapping Journeys

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The Korlai fort seems interesting and undiscovered. This is great news because not many people know about it hence it wont be surrounded by crowds. Planning to have a get-together with friends there, maybe I will call all my cousins living nearby to join us for this trip. Thanks for the suggestion.
Mon 01 11 16, 11:13 · Reply · Report
Fantastic article about the Korlai fort. I wanted to ask if there are vehicles available from Alibaug to reach Nagaon beach? I'm planning to go there on Saturday. I will be taking the same route you took, first the ferry to reach Mandwa and then the bus to Alibaug and then how do you reach the beach?
Sun 01 10 16, 19:34 · Reply · Report
Is the back story of the Korlai fort correct? Not questioning you on the authenticity but just genuinely asking. I love visiting forts because of the vast history it has behind it. Now that you have introduced us to something new, I'm really intrigued in getting to know more about this place.
Sun 01 10 16, 18:37 · Reply · Report
This is such a short sweet trip to Korlai fort. It was hassle free, didn't require much planning or the annoyance of carrying clothes. Very well written article with apt suggestions. I look forward to going to the fort myself and who doesn't like beaches. Will keep you guys posted on the review.
Sun 01 10 16, 06:18 · Reply · Report
At the Korlai fort, you can see the Portuguese architecture in its full glory. It is also similar to the forts in old Goa. Most of the forts and churches in old Goa were made by Portuguese. Even the old houses have their architecture. They are all so beautiful but its sad that most of them are in ruins.
Sun 01 10 16, 05:12 · Reply · Report
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