All you need to know about Vasai Fort

Mid-day online correspondent

By Mid-day online correspondent
Published Feb 19, 2024

The fort is a monument of national importance and is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India

Vasai Fort, also known as Bassein Fort, holds immense historical importance as it was built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century

The fort served as a strategic military outpost and played a crucial role in the colonial history of Mumbai


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Its sturdy stone walls, ramparts and bastions exhibit a blend of European and Indian architectural styles, reflecting the cultural exchange that occurred

Situated amidst picturesque landscapes, Vasai Fort offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding countryside

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