Arnala Fort is an island fort that is situated just 8 miles north of Vasai near Mumbai in Maharashtra. Also known as Jaldurg or Janjire-Arnala, the Arnala Fort was built by the Portuguese who formerly called it Ilha das vacas. As it is located away from the mainland on the quiet and secluded Arnala Island, the place reverberates with serenity and tranquility and is therefore, a major tourist attraction in the city. Flanked by the Arabian Sea, the forlorn and desolate fort presents beauteous views of the surroundings- the ocean and the land.
Boasting of both historical and cultural significance, the fort has previously been occupied by the Portuguese, the Marathas and the British. You can take a stroll inside the dilapidated fort and look at the long boundary wall. There are also store houses, rooms and well to catch your attention. The fort can be reached through a short one trek that covers a distance of around 12 km. In addition to that, the trekking trail is an easy one and it also offers sweeping picturesque views of the surroundings.
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