Excursion of Sea Forts
From:-25th Dec. to 26th Dec.2012
Forts Covered: – Khanderi, Alibaug, Revdanda, Korlai and Janjira
After having great success since past few years in Gad Darshan Tour & by continuous Love, Support & Demand of our beloved clients; Meru Treks & Tours like to annouce a different tour… Excursion of Sea Forts…We are going to see here Four Forts near Alibaug.
The Fort of Khanderi: – Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 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 Shivaji Maharaj 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 Raghoji Angre in 1759. The Ganpati Idol in the temple is very beautiful and many people worship it.
Revdanda Fort: – Located at 17 Kms. From Alibag Revdanda 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 Vikram Ispat 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. from Revdanda, 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 Kalal bangdi, 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 Shivaji Maharaj to counter the might of Siddhi.
Day1: 25th Dec.:- 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 Murud Janjira for night stay at beautiful bungalow. After homemade dinner; rest for the day.
Day2: 26th Dec.:- 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.2500/-Per Adult.
Rs. 2000/-per Child. (5-10yrs)
Package Includes: – Pure veg. Food-(Breakfast, Lunch, Eve. Tea-Snacks & Dinner). Boat charges, 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.
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