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Vasai Fort – A living remnant

Situated in the coastal part of Vasai town, the huge walls of Vasai Fort, also known as Bassein Fort certainly shows the test of time it has stood. The Fort overlooks the Vasai creek and had several watch towers. Although there is nothing more than the ruins of huge entrance and arches left, still the place has a unique charm. The inner room probably the biggest one is used as a nice underarm cricket playground. Other locations are very creatively used by wedding photographers. The fort is protected under the ASI.

Ride to the Vasai Fort:

It was the 21st February 2016 when Rajkumar and I decided to spice up a lazy Sunday afternoon. The distance of Vasai Fort from my house was no more than 30 KM. Hence, it was possible to have a quick bike trip. Left Bhayandar around 2:30 PM and rode straight to Tungareshwar temple. Tungareshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on a hill in the interior of the Vasai village. Spent an hour and left for the Vasai Fort.

Coming from Tungareshwar side we have to take the right turn towards Sativali from NH8 and ride straight for around 6-7 KM till we cross Vasai railway station.  From Vasai station to Vasai Fort is around 8 KM.

Once we enter the interiors of Vasai, locality changes drastically. Bassein or Vasai as called by British holds remnants of old architectural houses. Bungalow styled houses with deep colors decorate both the sides of the roads.

Coconut and date trees can be seen scattered throughout the region. It gives us a feel of good old roads of Goa.

Vasai-fort-travel-photos-incredible-india, Vasai Fort

Village folks up on the date trees to bring taadi at the entrance Vasai Fort

Vasai-fort-images, Vasai Fort

Remains of the Fort

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One of the rooms inside the Fort, probably a Cathedral

Vasai Fort pics, Vasai Fort

Arches on the walls

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That wonderful evening

Weather in the evening or morning is particularly the best to experience. Lots of Pre-wedding photographers remain busy inside the Fort ruins. Fort has also been used for some Bollywood movies.

How to reach Vasai Fort:

If you wish to visit the Fort on a motorbike and coming from Mumbai. Ride on NH8 and take the left turn towards Sativali, Vasai. Ride straight to Kabootarkhana and then Chimaji Appa ground. Take the left from the ground and there comes Vasai Fort.

How to reach Vasai Fort from Mumbai

Road map to Vasai Fort from Mumbai

If you wish to travel by train. Get down at Vasai station and take an autorickshaw from Vasai West. Ask him to take to Vasai Fort.

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Thanks,

BudgetYatri

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6 Comments

  1. Thank You Hema/Suma 🙂
    I am in Mumbai since last 25 years but went here last week 😉
    The place is good just make sure you go there on a weekend.

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