Kolaba Fort

Kolaba Fort, Alibaug

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Roy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India122 contributions
Feb 2022
Fort situated in center of the sea.
Fort is really beautiful for capturing photos with breathtaking sea views.

Great experience to visit a fort as it has a speciality that you have to cross sea water
just mere 1-2 feet, levels usually changes according to the tides.
Written 22 February 2022
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Sunil T
Ahmedabad, India103 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
This is a fort situated in center of the sea. One has to go there by Horse cart or walk from Alibaug beach when water levels are low in the afternoon for a couple of hours duration. At other times, one has to go by a boat. Fort is really beautiful for capturing photos with breathtaking sea views. Tange wala charged 500 return fare for 2 adults and a child with 1 hour waiting.
Written 15 February 2022
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Achal
Pune, India10 contributions
Dec 2021
The Fort is situated near Alibag Beach, its a great experience to visit a fort as it has a speciality that you have to cross sea water just mere 1-2 feet, levels usually changes according to the tides.
You must try a buggy to reach the fort just to experience and will cst 200Rs per person.
About Fort, the fort has some preserved ruins which give the actual idea of architecture, it has Lord Ganesha temple, its a small fort & one can visit for one time.
Written 15 December 2021
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Azarul Haque
Mumbai, India105 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Kolaba fort is located at Alibaug. This fort is 1 kilometre inside the Arabian Sea. You have to travel thier while on low tide. When there is high tide you have to go by boat. The view is superb from the fort.
Written 23 May 2021
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India1,697 contributions
Feb 2021
Archaeological Survey of India's protected monument. Having strategically coastal control, built in a Rocky Island it had two openings.Once it had many buildings, palaces ,treasures,horse stables and gardens.It included other structures within nomenclatures of many temples, The structures almost ruined had inhabitants and to be careful while visiting. Visiting before sunset was best time.Horse riding was available from Alibaug Beach. It was properly maintained.
Written 27 February 2021
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pareshl2016
Kalyan, India213 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
It's walkable distance during low tide from Alibaug beach. Just a walk around may take not more than 30 minutes. Boat ride to & fro will cost Rs 200 per person. This will change depending on season. You can bargain if visiting during Mon to Friday as there will not be too many visitors. Walking to the fort during low tide is also fun and hence strongly recommended. You should plan visit factoring low tide timings but must return to main land before sun set. There are two temples are some ruins of old fort. Not much to explore. If you are history lover then you must visit or else can skip it.
Written 9 February 2021
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Mukesh S
Mumbai, India66 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Disappointed to see such a neglect of the forte. A story is there to be told and this.must be told in engaging way. Wish someone in authorities can listen and get the things in order
Written 6 February 2021
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ashima joshi
Talegaon Dabhade, India59 contributions
Jan 2021
The panoramic view of Kulaba Fort from the Alibag Beach was simply enigmatic. We had a choice, either to walk in knee deep water or take a cart ride and watch the horses gallop in sea water which changes as per the tidal waves. We opted for the latter. After a fun filled joy ride in the cart we reached the Kulaba Fort. The entire fortification was carefully constructed and the ruins were still intact inside. We strolled leisurely inside the fort while clicking many photos to preserve the memory of the visit. The fort is a must visit to Alibag and one marvels at the ruins which tell a story of a bygone era. The entire fort has to be explored on foot and one gets an enchanting view of the sea on all sides from the top most portion of the fort. It was worth visiting the fort.
Written 22 January 2021
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prats1008
Mumbai, India19 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Ocean views
The relics
Please note boat-rides currently not allowed due to covid
... therefore you can only walk in low tide after 3pm
Written 17 December 2020
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Indradeep R
Mumbai, India911 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
The most prominent and historical place in Alibag is the Kolaba fort. One should never give it a miss under any circumstances. It’s accessible from the Alibag beach through a 5 mins boat during High tide which would. cost Rs 150/- each person. You can buy the ticket from the beach where there would be a temporary ticket counter set up for tourists. Please remember that you have to climb on to the boat from the water so please be prepared and dress accordingly

I am also given to understand that during low tide you can walk upto the fort or take a horse cart ride. Since I went during the high tide this is just hearsay & I would request to check other reviews to know better

Once you reach the fort you have to buy tickets. Children below 12 can enter free while adults will have to pay Rs 20/- each. You will find a QR Code at the entrance which you can scan and pay online. This is an excellent initiative especially during the pandemic but the signal at the fort are weak and this payment can take time. So be patient it would go through eventually.

As you enter the fort I would suggest just walk across the boundary wall from the left side. Some of the places will have long grass and might be scared to walk in through them so please follow my suggestion if you feel comfortable. But the view across the boundary would be spectacle.

Apart from that there are few old temple and you can pay them a visit. It would not have the pomp of some large temples but it will have history of hundred of years when people would have paid their reverence and still do.

The fort is not well maintained and there lies its charm. You can walk across the lanes by the unkept bushes and try and imagine by the bygone era. To add to your imaginations you will have fine some old cannons lying here and there.

I would recommend to go in the evening to view one the best sunset on the Western coast of India
Written 6 December 2020
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