VASAI FORT: Originally built by Malik Tughan, the commander of Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat, in the 16th century, the fort was eventually taken over by the Portuguese, in the 17th century. Vasai was the main naval base and ship-building area of the Portuguese. More than serving as a strategic structure, the fort worked as a landmark site of the city that housed many churches, schools and administrative offices. Bollywood films like Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and Josh (2000) were shot at the Vasai Fort.
How to reach: The fort is a 40-minute autorickshaw ride from Vasai station. (HT PHOTO)