Dear Friends We Invite You All for MumbaiRangers One Day Monsoon Trek to Korlai Fort And LightHouse 21 August 2016
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.
An account of significant event contributes to the great history of the fort. In 1521, Portuguese had established a strong control over the coast,
and took permission from the first Burhan Nizam. They erected a port over here, and built a machi here. Korlai was initially known as the “Rock of Chaul”.
Here they set a strong control by controlling fort of Revdanda. In 1594, there was a chaotic situation after Burhan Nizam died.
The Portuguese tried to take advantage of this by building fortification here. But Hussein Nizam perceived the danger and decided to fortify this
mountain himself. The Portuguese opposed this and they signed a treaty. It was decided that inseam would not build a fort and the Portuguese would
not pose him any threat on the seas. However second Burhan Nizam succeeded in building a fort here.
Once his Sardar Fattekhan cannoned the walls of Revdanda. The Portuguese were short of soldiers, and ordered more men.
They then attacked the fort by pervading in the base village. They won the fight and captured Korlai. In 1602, a garrison of 8000 was present on the fort.
Thus it was clear that the Portuguese had to involve a considerable part of their army to protect this place. Hence they maintained the citadel,
the ramparts, storage house and the machi, demolishing the remaining work. In 1684, Sambhaji Maharaj made an unsuccessful attempt to capture the fort.
In 1739, Chimajiappa made a strong attack on the fort and captured it. The Marathas changed the names of bastions. San Diyago was named Pushti and San
Francisco was named Ganesh. Finally it became a part of independent India.
Endurance Level : Easy
Trek leader: Jatin Singh
Meeting Pritam Hotel Dadar East 6:00am sharp
06:20 yogi Hotel Chembur
06:45 Vashi Main bridge
07.15 Kalamboli McDonald
Breakfast at Wadkal Naka
Reach Base Village by 10.00
Start our trek by 10:30 am
Reach the Top, Lunch, Explore n Descend.
Evening Refreshments At base village
Start Return Journey
Reach Vashi around 7.30pm
Reach Mumbai by 08:00pm tentatively.
The cost for the trek will be INR 1100/- per head,
which includes: Travelling in Private Non Ac Bus Mumbai to Mumbai
Morning Tea & Breakfast
Evening Tea Snacks.
Guide and Mumbai Rangers Expertise Charges.
Lunch ,Mineral water And cold drinks.
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Important things to carry:
Carry some Ready to eat snacks like biscuits, chips.
Water Bottle (2 ltrs)
Electrol Or Glucon D.
extra pair of cloths.
Lunch for the day
Optional Camera , cap
Medicines if required.
Good Trekking shoes.
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 is an 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 trek.
Medical Disclaimer: It’s Important to be fit before going for Treks. 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 treks.