Cycling to Ghodbunder Fort – May 2013

Ghodbunder Fort - Arches near the entranceGhodbunder Fort - Old ChurchGhodbunder Fort - Old ChurchGhodbunder Fort - Arches, rampart and bastionGhodbunder Fort - Arches and rampartGhodbunder Fort - Bastion
Ghodbunder Fort - CourtyardGhodbunder Fort - View from BastionGhodbunder Fort - View from BastionGhodbunder Fort - Cricket PracticeGhodbunder Fort - Tree in the fort groundsGhodbunder Fort - Open grounds
Ghodbunder Fort - Mango TreeGhodbunder Fort - View from rampartsGhodbunder Fort - View from rampartsGhodbunder Fort - Arches near the entranceGhodbunder Fort - Wild FlowersGhodbunder Fort - Arches near the entrance
Ghodbunder Fort - Arches near the entranceGhodbunder Fort - Hens and ChicksGhodbunder Fort - Hens and ChicksGhodbunder Fort - Path to the sea faceGhodbunder Fort - At the sea faceGhodbunder Fort - At the sea face

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.

Read more about my expedition at:
http://bijoor.me/2013/05/05/cycling-expedition-to-ghodbunder-fort-thane/

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