Korlai Fort (Alibaugh)
On 26 Jan. 2016
Level: Very Easy
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.
Itinerary Details: – (Tentative)
TUESDAY, 26th JANUARY 2016
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 (30 Min. Easy Walk)
11:30 Hrs: Will reach on fort, Its now time for rest, photography, Fort exploration Etc.
13:30 Hrs: Lunch & Rest
14:15 Hrs: Start Return Journey towards Mumbai as same route (Tea on the way)
19:00 Hrs: Will Reach Gateway India (Mumbai )
Trek Cost: Rs. 700/- per person for First 15 Participants there after Rs. 850/-
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Things to carry: -
A Water Bottle (2 Liters)
brings some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Personal Medicines (General Medical Kit will be available with Group)
Good Grip Footwear
Cap & Goggle
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.
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