Dear Friends we invite you all for Bike Ride to Korlai Fort,Korlai Light House & Kashid Beach on 11 Jan’15.
Korlai Fort is a Portuguese fortification in the town of Korlai, Maharashtra, India. It was built on an island which guards the way to the Revdanda Creek. It was meant as a companion to the fort at Chaul. 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.
The fort is 2828 feet long, and its average breadth is eighty-nine feet. The enclosing wall is 5′ 3″ high and has 305 battlements for guns. It is entered by eleven gates – four are outer and seven are inner. At the north point, within pistol-shot of main battery is the water cistern named Santa Cruz – major source of water. The area within the fort walls is divided into three enclosures by two lines of bastioned fortifications. Each of the seven bastions bears the name of a saint.
WARNING: Riders Who Think This Is A Picnic Or A Tea-Snacks Ride Please ditch this ride – you better go for 50-60kms Ride.
Detailed plan is below :
Meeting at Kalamboli Mcdonald sharp at 6.00am.
Ride till vadkal naka
Breakfast at vadkal naka
Visit Korlai fort & light house.
Lunch near Kashid Beach
Fun time at Kashid beach & water sports
start return journey around 5.00
Reach mumbai around 8 oclock.
Other details will be shared at meeting point.
Mumbai Rangers Bike ride is on Actual basis Which means we will pay for the expenses and the same will be divided among the member later by the end of the ride.
Expertise charges will INR 200 for the Ride. Expected expenses INR 600 for the event per person. This includes Breakfast Lunch Korlai Fort entry charges & expertise Charges.charges.
Petrol and Maintainence cost is settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him/her. In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by rider alone. (Mumbai Rangers will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you, and share the petrol expenses, this depends on availability of such willing participants.)
For Registrations call Mumbai Rangers:
Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call.
Important things to be carried :
Legal papers of bike.
some ready to eat food biscuits,chips.
Medicines, Camera (optional).
Important Points to keep in mind
1 The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
3 Please do not wear any jewellry.
4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.