Korlai Fort (Alibaugh)
On Sunday 15th Oct. 2017
Level: Very Easy
Tour Contribution: Rs 650/-
Cont. Raj Singh (9029148241)
About Korlai fort: - It is surrounded by sea on three sides. It is not a tall fort as the total height is about 275 m. The blue ocean on one side and the creek named “Kundalika” on the eastern side create scenery. The fort is situated at the mouth of the creek. 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 will take you to the fort. The fort is in ruins, but the view from the lighthouse is beautiful and the rocky beach at Korlai is also good one of the most interesting things about Korlai, is its name. This small island was once called ‘Morro de Chaul’. Morro, in Portuguese, implies ‘a small, rounded hill’; words that best describe the hill atop a the fort is built. The present name – Korlai fort, comes from the village of Korlai on the foothills. This name also comes from the Portuguese – the residents of this fishing village speak a dialect of the Portuguese Creole called ‘kristi’. The word Creole eventually was distorted to Korlai. The Korlai fort was built by the Portuguese in 1521, as a companion to the fort at Chaul, guarding the Revdanda Creek. It commands a wonderful view of the creek and is a perfect location for monitoring ships arriving in the area. It was undoubtedly one of the more important forts of the 16th century. The fort passed into Maratha hands, and later into those of the British in the eighteenth century. While the British are said to have used a beacon on the island to help ships navigate, the fort was neglected and it eventually crumbled and left the ruins we can see today. The Korlai Fort lighthouse was commissioned soon after India gained independence. The lighthouse tower was built in 1955 and the small island once more began being used – this time for peaceful purposes, by helping ships navigate! The lighthouse is open for visitors between 4 PM and 6 PM, but someone is always present there to help visitors who arrive at the wrong time, as we did. A young trainee manning the lighthouse was happy to help us up the winding staircase and then tell us how the lighthouse worked, while we feasted our eyes on the sight of the Arabian Sea stretching out ahead of us.
SUNDAY, 15th Oct. 2017
Meeting Point: 06:30 Hrs Near Gateway of India (Mumbai)
07:00 Hrs: Will start journey by boat (Ferry)
08:20 Hrs: Will reach to Mandwa and travel towards Alibugh by Bus.
09:00 Hrs: Will reach Alibugh.
09:40 Hrs: After breakfast will start Journey toward Korlai Fort by (Pvt. Rickshaw /S.T. Bus)
11:00 Hrs: Will reach base Village and start trek to fort (20 Min. Easy Walk)
11:30 Hrs: Will reach on fort, Its now time for rest, photography, Fort exploration Etc.
13:30 Hrs: Lunch & rest
15:30 Hrs: Start Return Journey towards Mumbai as same route (Tea/Coffee on the way)
20:30 Hrs: Will Reach Gateway India (Mumbai )
Transportation though and far travel from Gateway of India
Breakfast & Evening Tea Snacks
First Aid & Medical Kit, and Expertise Charges
Anything mentioned than above
Travelling till Gateway of India
Mineral water or soft drinks & Private orders of Tea, breakfast Etc.
Emergency transport costs
Medical Expanses other than 'First aid'
Trek Fees INR. 650/- per participants
Registration on phone call only (Raj Singh 9029148241)
Things to Carry:
Water Bottle (2 Liter Must)
Good Grip shoes
Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
A Haversack to put in all the things.
Personal Medicines (General Medical Kit will be available with Group Leader)
please notes that this is an environment friendly outing. Do not litter any wrappers (please take it back to your home for disposal) or spoil the place in any way.
Alcohol, drugs or narcotics, firearms and gambling on the Trek, smoking, entry to the area set aside for use by the opposite sex, offensive behavior which may lead to expulsion from the Trek
organizer have reserves the right to withdraw and or make any alterations that they may deem advisable for the convenience and the best interests of tour.
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It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for tour. While planning your trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should seek their physician’s advice before coming.
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