VASAI FORT

Vasai Fort
Vasai Fort
Vasai Fort, a large marine fort, located at Vasai Road in Thane District, Maharashtra. The fort is about 61 kilometers far from Mumbai City.

HISTORY
Vasai fort was under Gujarat Sultanate command. During the period 1528 to 1534, the sultanate was engaged in battles with the Rajputs, Mughals and Portuguese. To exterminate the danger from the Mughal and Rajput dynasty, the then Sultan of Gujarat, Sultan Qutb-ud-Din Bahadur Shah, signed a peace treaty with Nuno da Cunha, the Governor of Portuguese India on 23rd December 1534. The Sultan handed over the port of Bassein and the adjoining territories to Portuguese as per the Treaty.

INFORMATION ON VASAI FORT
Vasai Fort is surrounded by sea on three sides and to the land side it had a moat which is filled with sea water. It's 4.5 kilometers long strong stone wall had 11 bastions. The fort had two gates. There was also a small citadel in the fort. The fort is well equipped with store houses, water tanks, armory etc. The Vasai fort also had fields for growing Vegetables and grains.

Best Time to Visit
During Winter (October to March)

HOW TO REACH VASAI FORT
By Road - The Vasai fort can be reached by ST BUS or by Share Auto from the Vasai Railway Station (West Side). The distance from Vasai Station to Vasai Fort is around 14 Kilometers.

By Air - The Nearest Airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Code : BOM)

By Rail - The Nearest Railway Station for Vasai Fort is Vasai Road Railway Station (Western Railway)

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