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Bassein Fort, Vasai

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Fort Bassein/Vasai Fort/ Bacaim is a large fort in Vasai village, in the Vasai taluka of the District of Palghar, Konkan Division, Maharashtra State, Republic of India. The name "Bassein" is the English version of the Portuguese "Baçaim", itself a version of an apparently native name that may have a connection to the Vasa Konkani tribals of the North Konkan region, extending from Mumbai into "South Gujarat." The Marathi name of the place is Vasai.
Famous British band Coldplay shot their song 'Hymn for the Weekend' at this fort. The video as of April 2017 has more than 700 million views on YouTube.
The complete form of the Portuguese name is "Fortaleza de São Sebastião de Baçaim" or the Fort of St. Sebastian of Vasai. The Vasai fort is a monument of national importance and is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The fort and the village are accessible most easily through the Vasai Road Railway Station, which itself is in Manikpur-Navghar, a part of the newly raised City of Vasai-Virar, and lies to the immediate north of the cities of Mumbai and Mira Road-Bhayander. The "Vasai Road" Railway Station is on the Western Railway line in the direction of Virar Railway Station.
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  • For history lovers will certainly love it and need to some time climbing and moving around. Not good in summer (Apri & May). You need to carry food and water along with you for you will not find any.....  more
    For history lovers will certainly love it and need to some time climbing and moving around. Not good in summer (Apri & May). You need to carry food and water along with you for you will not find any.....  more »
  • Beautiful place but Corrupted people. Not easy for pre wedding shoots. Guards police all are corrupted. 
    Beautiful place but Corrupted people. Not easy for pre wedding shoots. Guards police all are corrupted.  more »

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