Arnala Sea Fort & Beach Tour on Sunday 26 Feb. 2017
Grade – Very Easy
Location : Virar
Arnala Fort is located approximately 8 miles North of Vasai. It is built on a small island off the Arnala port. Since the fort is built on an island and surrounded on all sides by water it is also known as “Jaldurg” or “Janjire Arnala” Portuguese called the island “Ilha das vacas”. Before the Portuguese control of the island, the island was controlled by the Muslim rulers of Gujarat.The island is near the mouth of Vaitarna river and the Portuguese used it to observe and control shipping and navigation along the western coast. The Portuguese captain of Bassein donated the island to a Portuguese nobleman. The nobleman tore down the old fort and began construction of 700 foot by 700 foot fort. The fort was never completed by the nobleman but remained under Portuguese control. it remained under Portuguese control for two centuries, who used it to control shipping and navigation along the northern Konkan coast.
The Marathas controlled the fort until 1817 when, during the third British-Maratha war, despite successfully defending the fort, they were forced to surrender the fort to the British due to their superior naval power. The Arnala and Bassien forts were returned to the Marathas by the British in the treaty of Salabai, but the forts again changed hands under the treaty of Pune. Today the fort is in a state of disrepair.
Arnala beach is one of the best beaches near Virar. As soon as you enter the Arnala Beach, you will be greeted by a number of hawker women, who sell tender coconut water. As you walk further, you will be delighted to see camels who are sitting ready to give you a desert experience by taking you on a ride. Similarly, you can also enjoy horse rides. Furthermore, photographers can capture your every moment at the beach through their instant photographs!
Itinerary Details: –
SUNDAY, 26th Feb 2017.
Meeting Point: Virar ST Depot @ 8:15 am
After breakfast will off to Arnala Village by ST Bus or Local Transport
Travel by Ferry till Arnala Island Fort.
Reach Arnala Fort by 9 am
Explore the Fort
Return Back to Arnala Village by Ferry at
Visit Beautiful Arnala Beach near by
Reach Virar Station by 7:30 pm (Approx.) Tour Conclude with happy memories
Tour Fees : Rs. 375/- per Participants
Note: Registration through phone calls only.
1. Transportation from Virar to Arnala Village by State Transport Bus/ Pvt. Transport
2. Ferry Charges
3. Breakfast & Evening Tea Snacks
4. First Aid & Medical Kit, and Expertise Charges
2. Anything mentioned than above
3. Travelling till Virar
4. Emergency transport costs
5. Cold drink, Mineral Water Etc. & Private orders of Tea, breakfast Etc
Things to carry: -
A Water Bottle (2 Liters)
bring some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Personal Medicines (General Medical Kit will be available with Group)
A haversack to put all these things
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.
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into planning of this tour for your safety. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, organizers cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
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.
1) If any natural calamity happens or any accident, death, illness occurred, organizers’ are not responsible for any loss of thing or of human
2) Avoid to bring valuable things like gold or any jewelry or High value mobile phones Etc.
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