Ride to Ghodbunder fort, Thane
A charming old Portuguese fort overlooking the Vasai creek
Indians playing a British sport in a Portuguese fort!
The Ghodbunder beach - where the arabs used to land their horses
An amateur band preparing for the Ganpati festival - what a sound!
Ride to Vasai fort
Vasai - or Bassein, as they used to call it - was known as 'north Goa' because it was such a big Portuguese enclave
The fort was overrun and destroyed by the marathas under Chimajiappa
Graves in the old Franciscan church. How those guys must have lobbied for such a premium burial spot!
The ruins of the Franciscan church
Ride to Kondana caves
Ancient buddhist caves in the Sahyadris
Ride and hike to Karnala fort
The fort is on top of that thumb! Talk about an eyrie!
Made it to the top!
Ride and hike to Dronagiri fort
An amazing old fort - all but forgotten now
Came back by ferry - thankfully the ferry was working, as I was fagged out after the bike and hike