Since we are fascinated with old Portuguese forts, we decided to go on a backpacking trip to Korlaigad or earlier known as Castle Curlew. One of the forts built by them to protect their empire from Vasai (Bassein) to Korlai is now in ruins. There is a lighthouse which is still operational and if we get lucky, we could visit it from inside. Korlai beach is also very beautiful and like all other beaches transforms into something else in the monsoons. The trek upto the fort is not very long or difficult. Lasting for upto 30 minutes or so but offering a breathtaking view of the Sea and the horizon. We would also be sampling the local food in the village of Korlai.
This is the plan!
Board the ST headed toward Murud at Borivali (6AM)
This bus halts at Sion at 645 and at Panvel at 730.
If you miss this bus, then you would have to take other buses starting from Mumbai Central(stopping at Sion)
Reach Revdanda by 10.15, take an auto and reach Korlai.
Begin the trek at 11 post a light breakfast in the village of Korlai
Reach the top by 1130, click pictures, admire the endless beauty of the sea
Descend by 2, have a lazy lunch.
Visit the beach and by 330 head to the bus stand
Take at 4’o clock ST headed to Bombay!
The route is extremely scenic as it spans the coast from Alibag to Murud. The total expense for the trip would be Rs. 300 inclusive of Travel by ST and Rickshaws. You could carry your own lunch or we could savor the local delicacies in the true spirit of backpacking.
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