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Old 1st July 2009, 20:03   #1
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Default A Morning Trip To Korlai Fort And Lighthouse

On a rainy Sunday morning, a scenic coastal road led me to Korlai, a small fishing village tucked away between Alibag and Murud. Apart from being one of the few remaining places in the world where a Portugese-Creole dialect is spoken by the locals, Korlai is also home to an abandoned fort built by the Portugese in the fifteen hundred's in their quest for domination of India's coastline. Past the quiet village village bylanes and fishing boats shuttered for the monsoons, a motorable dirt track petered out at the locked gates of a quaint lighthouse behind which began the steep steps to the fort. Failing to attract the attention of the lighthouse keeper (who was probably fast asleep at 6.30 am), I clambered up the hillside to discover some magical views from the ramparts of the fort once known as El Morro De Chaul...

The View
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View Of Fort From Korlai Village
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The Fort Ramparts
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A gentle shade of green
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Inside the fort
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Korlai Lighthouse
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A Birds Eye View Of The Lighthouse
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Korlai is a quick visit from Alibag or Kashid and a great half day trip from these mainstream tourist places.
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