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Half day Sunday exploration of #Ghodbunder #Fort with WanderLust Adventures on 20th April 2014:

How to go? Google Map link from Ghodbunder police station to Ghodbunder Fort.

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This was a recce visit - meaning - going for the first time.

7:15 am: BEST bus route number 700 going to Thane, from Borivali east station to Hotel Fountain, Ghodbunder Village junction (Ghodbunder police station) - Rs. 10/-.

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{Bus stop of route number 700 is besides this mural, which is outside Boriavli east railway station}

7:45 am: At Hotel Fountain, find the Ghodbunder police chowky & take the side road that goes ahead. This is cemented road. You are 2.8 km away from Ghodbunder Fort now. Walk this straight curvy road to reach the fort!

As you keep nearing the fort, the road is flanked by hill on one side & the creek on the other side. There are paths leading up the hill that will open up on the Ghodbunder road up.

The landmarks in sequence you will come across while walking from Ghodbunder police station to Ghodbunder Fort are as follows:

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{Swayambhu Shankar Temple & the huge water cistern}.

Lord Shiv’s Temple by the side of a huge water cistern > Shiv Sena Shakha (office) > take the left road going up where the white dome Masjid stands atop the hill > Find the hair cutting saloon by the name ‘New Style Gents Hair Parlour’ & take the small lane going to right & uphill, opposite this saloon > Reach the Masjid & find the Ghodbunder fort in front of it.

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{Shiv Sena Shakha - take the left road going up, shown by white arrow. The white dome Masjid is seen up and behind the fortified Shakha office}.

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{Take the right lane going uphill, opposite the hair parlor}.

If you miss this saloon, you will reach Datta Mandir (temple) & a slope going downhill. Ask someone the whereabouts of the fort & retract your steps to reach the fort.

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{The gentle uphill climb towards the Masjid & then the Fort}.

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{Baobab tree & the blogger, opposite Masjid’s entrance}.

The entrance of the fort is behind and above some tin shed homes.

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The arches inside, are beautiful.

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You will find children playing cricket inside the main courtyard of the fort.

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Climb to the top and enjoy the view.

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On one side, you will see trains crossing Bhayander bridge & vehicles plying on the Vasai-Ahmedabad highway on the other. In between is the Ghodbunder Fort, commanding a vantage point.

Return & reached home by 11 am.

All done in usual TTMM way, i.e. - Tu Tera, Mein Mera = All expenses and responsibilities on your own.

To Do List

To visit all milestones in the city.

To see all gargoyles in the city.

To see all art deco buildings in the city.

To see all clock towers in the city.

To check Instagram’s weekend project and participate.

To geotag all baobab trees in the city.

Suggestions are welcome. What more?

laluzcurva:

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