Vasai Fort Exploration
Discover and learn more about this beautiful fortress and it’s impact on the history of the region.
About Vasai fort:
One of the largest forts in the Mumbai Metropolitan region, Vasai Fort is not just an oasis of green in a space starved city, it is a site of immense historical importance. The events that took place here have a very direct impact on every Mumbaikar’s life. Spread over 110 acres today, this fort is less than an hour away from Mumbai, but will take you hundreds of years back into time.
About our local expert:
This walk has been curated by a local resident of Vasai, Pascal Lopes. A highly-regarded historian, he holds a master’s degree in Numismatics & Archeology from the University of Mumbai and has profound knowledge of medieval Indian history, as he researches for his PHD around the Portuguese and Maratha Era using ancient coins. Often quoted in the media for his views and his research, he is also currently writing a book about ancient Indian history.
About the experience:
Over the course of 3 hours, we will physically visit most of the fort’s ruins and structures, and at the same time be transported back into time as we learn about the different kingdoms that controlled the fort over different eras and their impact on modern Indian history and culture. On this interactive experience with Mr. Lopes, we will learn about the various battles that took place here and the treaties that were consequently signed.
We will be also treated to great views of the fort’s structures, its surroundings and the skyline of Mumbai from across the creek. If time permits, we will also visit a secret tunnel that runs beneath the fort.
Next group date: October 2018 (exact date to be announced)
If you would like to book this experience on any other day, we would need a minimum group size of 4. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/Whatsapp us on +91-9920286319 for any queries.
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