Tagged: Vasai Fort

Vasai Fort City Heritage Walk

When: Sunday, 2nd October 2016 Time: 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM RSVP: Vasai Fort City Heritage Walk Facebook Event Details An Half day event were, Group interested in Numismatics, Archaeology and History will walk around talking about stories related to the History of Vasai Fort. Pascal Roque Lopes who is a Masters in Numismatics & Archaeology and Researches around the Indo – Portuguese Maratha History will lead the group. Pascal will guide the walk has his...

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Documentary On Vasai Tourism

The Vasai-Virar Mahanagar Palika has created a documentary on Tourism in Vasai. This 40 minute documentary is written by Sanjay Parab and voiced by Makrand Anaspure and Sheetal Kale. It was commissioned on the 27th of December 2013 with an initial budget of Rs. 9,50,000. The documentary explores the various places in Vasai such as Vasai Fort, Arnala Fort, the beaches in Vasai, Jivdani Temple, St. Gonsalo Garcia Church, Vajreshwari Mandir, Tungareshwar, Kaman Fort, Vagholi...

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150 years of St. Gonsalo Garcia

Catholics are getting ready for year-long programmes to commemorate the life of St Gonsalo Garcia, the first saint from India. “We observed three days of spiritual reflections and a solemn high mass was held on Friday evening to commemorate 150 years of his elevation to sainthood,” said Vasai archbishop Felix Machado. St Gonsalo was born in 1557 during the Portuguese colonial rule in Vasai and passed away in Japan in 1597. According to some accounts,...

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Thane gets Rs 10.50 crore for developing tourist spots

A sum of Rs 10.50 crore has been provided by the Maharashtra Government for development of tourist spots in Thane district. The fund has been provided under the Regional Tourism Development programme of the Government, District Collector Abasaheb Jarhad said. The move will help tourist inflow in the district located adjoining Mumbai. The project involves development of two spots in Palghar taluka and one in Vasai, he said. Shirgaon Satpati, a coastal location in Palghar,...

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Restoration work ruining Vasai fort, says activist

Historic inscriptions on the 500-year-old Portuguese fort at Vasai are being damaged due to the Archaeological Survey of Indias (ASI) wrong conservation practices, local residents have alleged. The ASIs restoration project is damaging the fort. The ancient inscriptions on the premises of the fort have almost been buried under sand and cement, said Sridutta Raut, a member of Kille Vasai Mohim, an amateur local history group that looks after the fort. The fort is being...