Vasai is place very close to Mumbai and can be called extended suburb of Mumbai. This is one place where one can do variety of landscapes including cityscape, seascape, waterscapes, temples , churches. This place was ruled by Portuguese in 15th century and was headquarter of Indian operation then. This place was knows as Bassein. Typical forts in Maharashtra are mountain forts which are about average of 3000 to 5000 feet high but this fort is at sea level . As this was built by Portuguese there are three chapels inside the fort and arches show remains of Portuguese architecture.. This fort was won by Maratha army led by Chimaji Appa in 17th century .
Till year back the entire fort which is spread over acres of land was in very bad shape but archaeology department has cleanewd up all the vegetation and reconstructed some part without disturbing original architecture. ( This is rare knowing that same department has modernize some historical places in name of conservation)