Dear Friends We Invite You all For Cycle Ride To Korlai Fort and Beach with MumbaiRangers on 21 22 Jan 2017
Korlai Fort (also called Morro or Castle Curlew) is a Portuguese fortification in the town of Korlai, Maharashtra, India. It was built on an island (Morro de Chaul) which guards the way to the Revdanda Creek. It was meant as a companion to the fort at Chaul. At this strategic position the Portuguese could use it to defend their province which stretched from Korlai to Bassein. Vestiges of the Portuguese occupation are manifested in the distinct dialect
of the Korlai villages inhabitants which is a Portuguese Creole called Kristi.
This fort was built in 1521 by the Portuguese with the permission of the Ahmednagar sultanate. In 1521, taking advantage of the confusion in the aftermath of the death of the Burhan Nizam the Portuguese tried to take over the fort. However the sultan retaliated and sent some of his best men to reclaim the fort. Subsequently a truce was reached in which the Ahmednagar sultanate occupied the island and no further fortification of the island took place. Only a wooden cross remained on the island as a sign of its former rulers.
Korlai Beach: A quiet serene beach with alternate white and black sands, along a serene stretch of the Arabian coastine, adjacent to a village of Korlai Creole Portuguese speaking Indians.Just across the bridge, to the right there is Korlai fort within the sea and attached to the mainland by a narrow land strip through the Korlao fort through the Korlai Village. It is supposed to have been built by the Portuguese in 1521. The main gate has an inscription which means ‘no entry without a fight’. The fort has seven gates, a sweet water well, a church in disuse, a Hindu temple and a Lighthouse.
Cycling is one of the most effective exercises to shed off those extra calories and get rid of flabby abs. Even a small amount of cycling would be good enough to boost your metabolism level, thereby fastening your weight loss program. It helps to improve the overall balance and coordination. Not only it paves a way for maintaining health and fitness, but also for leading a healthy peaceful life. So, cycle off your weight and tensions and lead a happy fit eco friendly lifestyle.
07:00am to 7:30am- Report at Bhaucha Dhakka with your cycles.
08:00 am- Take a ferry ride to Revas.
10:30 am- After having break fast at Revas, we start our cycle ride for the day
Revas via Revdanda to Korlai approx 40 km.
12:30 pm to 01:30 pm- Lunch at Alibaug.
04:30 pm- Reach Korlai. Halt at the Korlai Village for the night stay
05:00 pm to 07:00pm- Explore the Korlai Beach and fort.
07:00 pm to 09:00pm – Fun time Sharing Experience
09:00 pm- Dinner and Day off
06:00 am- Wake up call.
07:00am to 09:00 am- Break fast and tea.
09:00am to 10:00am- Explore near by Church and places
10:00 am- Start the cycle ride for the day back to Revas approx 40 kms.
12:30pm to 1:30 pm- Halt at Alibaug for Lunch.
04:00 pm- Reach Revas and take a ferry ride to Bhaucha Dhakka.
06:00 pm- Bhaucha Dhakka.
Expenses- Rs 450/- Expertise charge MumbaiRangers and first aid.
All Expenses are on Actuals
Points to note:
Kindly get well maintained and serviced cycles. Cycling Helmet for your own safety. Carrier or bands to lode your bag on the cycle.
Kindly carry light weight back packs as you will have to carry your own bags while cycling.
Additional snacks and Water as per your need.
Things to carry:
1. Snacks & Water (Mandatory).
2. Cap / Gog.(optional)
3. Extra pair of clothes.(Warm clothes coz of cold weather)
4. Blanket or Chadar (Mandatory)
5. jacket OR Full T shirts Compulsory
6. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the cycling) (optional)
7. Electral/Tang powder.
8. Torch with extra Batteries.
9. Locks for your Cycles.
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Things to Be carried:
Some ready to eat food snacks
A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
Good shoes, extra pair of socks.
A backpack to put all these things
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
All participants are requested to wear comfortable clothes for cycling and avoid wearing pants which are loose on bottom.
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing / etc are adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on event.
Medical Disclaimer: It’s important to be fit before going for events. It is Important to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before Cycling.