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Chaul - A Portuguese City


A former city of Portuguese India, the city of Chaul now remains majorly in ruins. It is located about 111 km away from Mumbai, towards the south and falls under the district of Raigad in Maharashtra. History stands proof to the fact that the Portuguese first settled in Chaul almost 500 years ago, in 1521. The city was later destroyed in 1570 under Nizam Shahi Sultan of Ahmednagar. The town of Chaul was later rebuilt in 1613.

Tourist Places In Chaul

This tourist place is situated near Alibag and has seen the rise and fall of numerous dynasties. The town is replete with Portuguese ruins and old churches and synagogues. The Chaulo Kadu Lighthouse is near the Korlai Port and a beauty to watch. The Korlai Fort, accompanying the Chaul fort are two historic spots that take you back in time.

A nature lover must check out the Revdanda Beach, which is a scenic spot to look over the horizon and submerge in your idle thoughts. The Datta Mandir is not only a religiously significant place, but is of historical relevance too. The view from atop this place is bewitching.

Chaul Weather

The climate at Chaul is fascinating throughout the year. The weather never gets too harsh, and is warm and inviting. Winter makes for an apt time to explore this historical city.

How To Reach Chaul

Chaul is very well connected to all major cities via air, rail and road. This small yet captivating city is simply waiting for you to explore it. Go ahead, and get engrossed in the deep historical past Chaul has to offer!

Chaul Weather

23oC / 73oF
  • Partly cloudy
  • Wind: E 23 km/h

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How to Reach Chaul

  • By Road
    Chaul is about 108 km away from Mumbai, near Alibag. It lies on the Mumbai-Goa National Highway and can be easily reached. There are several private tour operators and state transport buses that provide daily shuttle services from various cities like Mumbai and Pune to Chaul.
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  • By Train
    The station of Pen is the closest railway station to Chaul, and is about 46 km away. Pen is well linked to other cities and towns inside and outside Maharashtra by the Konkan Line.
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  • By Air
    The Chattrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is the nearest international airport to Chaul. The Mumbai Airport is very well connected to all possible states and cities in India by regular, daily flights.
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  • Today
    23 OC
    73 OF
    UV Index: 5
    Partly cloudy
  • Tomorrow
    23 OC
    73 OF
    UV Index: 5
    Patchy rain possible
  • Day After
    16 OC
    60 OF
    UV Index: 6
    Partly cloudy