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Visit Kolaba fort

Almost 300 years old city of Alibaug in the state of Maharashtra is the only place in Konkan coast to serve as a shelter to both Portuguese and Maratha on the same inland waterway. Alibaug is famous for the Kolaba Fort located in the midst of the sea. It is around 2km away from the shores of Alibaug and can be accessed at low ebb through 1km long land strip. This gigantic structure in a desolate location was commissioned by Maharaj Shivaji in 1662 in order to make it one of his chief naval stations.

Almost 300 years old city of Alibaug in the state of Maharashtra is the only place in Konkan coast to serve as a shelter to both Portuguese and Maratha on the same inland waterway. Alibaug is famous for the Kolaba Fort located in the midst of the sea. It is around 2km away from the shores of Alibaug and can be accessed at low ebb through 1km long land strip. This gigantic structure in a desolate location was commissioned by Maharaj Shivaji in 1662 in order to make it one of his chief naval stations.

Kolaba Fort with its imposing walls, gates facing Arabian Sea and Alibaug town respectively, bastions, fresh water tank, well and several temples take one back to the historical days of Alibaug. Its gigantic outlook also narrates the architectural brilliance of Shivaji. Interestingly, the fort was Emperor Shivaji's last construction that luckily came to an end almost on the eve of his demise in April in the year 1680. Today people visit Alibaug not only to immerse in the beauty and serenity of its beaches, but also to admire the remnants of Indian warriors.

Those visiting Kolaba Fort should remember that:

  • it remains open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
  • November to July is the best time to visit the fort and
  • Alibaug can be accessed via road from Mumbai.


























 

Timing

Sunrise to Sunset

PREFFERED BY

History Buffs ,Experience Seekers ,Wanderers ,Photo Fanatics

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

Rs 5 per person Indians Rs 100 per person Foreigners Rs 25 Video camera

Attractions near Alibag

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Beaches
  • Altitude

    0 m
  • STD Code

    02141
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    Alibag/402201
  • LANGUAGES

    Marathi, Hindi, English