Kolaba Fort, Alibag

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.

About Kolaba Fort, Alibag

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.

Monument Information

Address

Alibag, Maharashtra 402201

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Solapur
  • Nearest Bus Station : Alibaug Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • 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)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Shri R. N. Swami
  • Phone: 9822142313
  • E-mail: circlemum.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax