Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Fort Bassein : A Pleasant Surprise

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.


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