A solo cycling expedition to investigate Belapur fort. The fort has almost entirely disappeared, with residential buildings and roads occupying the land where the fort used to stand.
There are a few remaining parts of the fort that still stand, but are in a state of ruin. The only one place that has been preserved is a watch tower that is hidden among the trees at a traffic junction between Uran road and Palm beach road.
Five riders took off to discover a forgotten history on the west coast through small fishing villages. This expedition covers four forts that line the Palghar coast. And the best way to enjoy the countryside and the historical monuments is riding a cycle! One of the best cycling expeditions so far this year.
In 1530 the Portuguese came to Thane but they only began building the Ghodbunder fort in 1730. The Portuguese name for the fort was Cacabe de Tanna. The British captured the fort and made it their headquarters of the district administration with a district collector stationed in Thane. It which was under Portuguese rule till 1737 when it was also the site of a Portuguese church. This Church was used as a hotel and is now abandoned.