EXCURSION OF SEA FORTS (1N+2D)
Forts Covered: - Khanderi, Alibaug, Revdanda, Korlai and Janjira
Dates: As per your choice
The Konkan belt is the coastal division of the state of Maharashtra in India. It stretches North-South from the city of Mumbai (Bombay) in the North to Goa, which borders the southern tip of Maharashtra. Apart from being rich in its own Konkani culture, this belt is home to some of the most scenic beaches in India, many of which are yet to be commercialized and retain their pristine beauty. A drive through this region is particularly captivating in the monsoons, as it lends breathtaking views of lush green hills rolling in all directions and occasional glimpses of the majestic Arabian Sea… Excursion of Sea Forts…We are going to see here Five Forts near Alibaug.
The Fort of Khanderi: - ChatrapatiShivajiMaharaj built the fort of Khanderi and the fort was most of the time in possession of the Marathas barring a few years of English possession. There were continues fights taking place between the Marathas and the Siddhi of Janjira for the possession of this fort.
Kulaba Fort - Alibag:- The fort of Kulaba was built by Chatrapati ShivajiMaharaj in 1652 to keep a check on the activities of the foreign naval powers of English, Portuguese and the Siddhi of Janjira. It is a testimony to the foresight of the great Maratha King. The fort has two main entrances, one at the sea side and other towards Alibag. The fort has sweet water wells and some buildings inside its premises. The Siddhivinayak temple inside the fort was built by RaghojiAngre in 1759. The Ganpati Idol in the temple is beautiful and many people worship it.
Revdanda Fort: - Located at 17 Kms. From AlibagRevdanda is an important fort. The Salav Bridge at Revdanda which joins Murud and Alibag gives a cool view of the surroundings; You can see a beautiful sight of Revdanda port, beach and The VikramIspat factory from the bridge. A walk to the adjoining beach will give you a breathtaking view of the Revdanda Fort. The fort was built by a Portuguese Captain by the name of Soj in 1558. A visit to the fort is a must as it is a very beautiful ancient fort, though in ruins it is worth your visit. The view of the fort from the beach is quiet picturesque. You can see some buildings inside the fort. A walk along the fort will give beautiful views of the sea and also the Korlai fort.
The Fort of Korlai: - Korlai fort can be seen from the bridge at Salav, located at three kms. fromRevdanda, on the Revdanda -Kashid road. The fort is an Old Portuguese outpost guarding the entrance to the river. A small road leads up to the top of the fort. There is a Lighthouse on the fort and a small climb from behind the lighthouse leads to Fort. The view from the lighthouse is beautiful and the rocky beach at Korlai is also good.
Janjira fort -Murud: - Located near Rajapur, Janjira is a majestic sea fort which remained unconquered till the end. The fort is an excellent example of fort building architecture and its outer walls are still in a good condition. You will be surprised to see; How the people would have built a fort in the middle of the sea. You have to take a boat ride to go to the fort, and there is a lot to see on the fort. The inside premises of the fort will give you a glimpse of its glorious past. The Huge cannons by the names Kalalbangdi, Chavri and LandaKasam are worth a mention, it is said that these guns could fire at a distance of two kms. from the fort making it impossible for enemy ships to come near. From the fort you can see the sea fort of Kasa or Padmadurg which was built by ShivajiMaharaj to counter the might of Siddhi.
Day1 :- Departure by Bus from Swami Narayan Temple @06:00 am. On the way breakfast. Reach at Alibaug -Thal Bazar. After refreshment for 15-20 minutes; move towards Khanderi Fort by boat.
Excursion of fort with Archeologist.Lunch near Light House. And return to Alibaug. And move towards Alibaug Fort. Excursion of fort & move to MurudJanjira for night stay at beautiful bungalow. After homemade dinner; rest for the day.
Day2 :- After having breakfast move towards Janjira Fort by boat. And then to Korlai Fort Excursion. After having these two forts excursions have delicious and hot Lunch near Korlai Fort. And move towards Revdanda Fort. And till 5:30 pm start return journey to Mumbai; drop point near Swami Narayan Temple @9:00 pm.
Package Cost:-Rs. 4000/-Per Adult.
Rs. 3500/-per Child. (5-10yrs)
Package Includes: -
Pure veg. Food-(Breakfast, Lunch, Eve. Tea-Snacks & Dinner).
Travelling by Non AC Bus.
Common accommodation & Expert’s fee.
Sightseeing beyond given itinerary.
Any personal expenses like laundry charges, Mineral Water, Coffee, food other than package includes.
Camera/Video/Handy cam charges.
Anything not mentioned in “package includes”