Kolaba Fort is the ruins of a 300-year old fortress in the middle of the Arabian Sea and a protected monument. The fort is 25-feet high and only 2 km from the Alibag shores, accessible on foot during low tide. The most interesting feature of the fort is its fresh-water well despite being surrounded by saltwater. The fort has two entrances, one opens in the sea while the other takes you to Alibag town. The fort was developed as a naval bastion by Chhatrapati Shivaji and there are two English cannons on the northern side of the fort. Kolaba Fort has a Ganesha temple, built by Raghoji Angre in 1759, and worshipped by the fishermen till date. Besides, there are temples dedicated to Mahishasura and Goddess Padmavati. You will also find carvings of animals and birds inside the fort. The months from November to July are the best to visit Kolaba Fort.
Alibag, Maharashtra 402201
Monsoon : Maximum: 29.2°C Minimum: 25.3°C
Summer : Maximum: 32.1°C Minimum: 26.4°C
Winter : Maximum: 28.4°C Minimum: 18.2°C
Recommended Season to Visit : Winter and Monsoon season (November to July)
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