Sunday, July 16, 2006

Koralai is about 120 kms from Mumbai by road, via Pen and Alibaug. Koralai fort is on top of a hill sorrounded by water on all three sides.

There is a light house at the base. Koralai fort was under Portuguese till they left the region on 1740. There is a small community of people, perhaps less than a thousand, speaking a language
'Creole', which is unique.

From the light house
Fort from the light house
The light house
From the top of the hill, the fort extends till the sea

From the lighthouse, it is an easy climb. Steps are also constructed from the light house to the fort

Inside the fort ruins

On top of the lighthouse