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Vasai
Vasai
(English: /ˈvɑːseɪ/ ( listen)), historically known as Bassein or Baçaim is a historical suburban town in Palghar district of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
state in Konkan division. It forms a part of Vasai-Virar
Vasai-Virar
city. The Portuguese built Bassein Fort
Bassein Fort
here to strengthen their naval superiority over the Arabian Sea. In the 18th century, the fort was taken over by the Maratha army and fell in 1739 after a three-year-long campaign. The British then took over the territory from the Marathas in the First Anglo-Maratha War.[1]

Map of Bassein (c. 1539)

Contents

1 Climate 2 Industrialisation 3 Transport 4 Use as filming location 5 References 6 See also

Climate[edit] See also: Vasai-Virar
Vasai-Virar
§ Climate

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Overall climate is equable with high rainfall days and very few days of extreme temperatures. The temperature varies from 22–36 °C (72–97 °F). In winter temperature is between 12–25 °C (54–77 °F) while summer temperature ranges from 36–41 °C (97–106 °F). Out of total rainfall, 80% rainfall is experienced during June to October. Average annual rainfall is 2,000–2,500 mm (79–98 in) and humidity is 61—86%, making it a humid-prehumid[clarification needed] zone. The driest days are in winter while the wettest days are experienced in July. Industrialisation[edit] The eastern part of Vasai
Vasai
is highly industrialised, with small- and medium-scale units producing a wide variety of goods. Transport[edit] The local railway station is known as Vasai
Vasai
Road. The Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation buses run on all major routes. Even State Transport buses provide long distance travel from Vasai. Besides, auto rickshaws are the main source of transport in the region. Use as filming location[edit]

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Vasai
Vasai
is gaining popularity as a good shooting destination with itinternational hit song 'Hymn for the Weekend' by British Band Coldplay
Coldplay
was shot here. The video has more than 800 million views on YouTube as of October 2017. Another hit 'Lean On' by EDM group Major Lazer and DJ Snake
DJ Snake
was shot in Vasai
Vasai
in March 2015. It has more than 2 billion views on YouTube. The Bassein Fort
Bassein Fort
is a popular shooting location for Bollywood
Bollywood
movies and songs as well. The bollywood hit ″Kambakth Ishq″ from Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya
was one of the Bollywood songs. Movies such as Josh starring Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
and Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega had a good number of scenes from Bassein Fort. Recently in April 2017, some scenes from Bhoomi starring Sanjay Dutt were shot around 'Parnaka' area in Vasai. References[edit]

^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 60. ISBN 9788131300343. 

See also[edit]

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Treaty of Bassein (1534) Treaty of Bassein (1802) Military history of Bassein Fun

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