ARNALA FORT - Amazing Maharashtra


Arnala Fort
ARNALA FORT, located around 8 miles north of Vasai. The Fort is also known as ‘Jaldurga’ or ‘Janjire Arnala’, is built on a small island in the port town of Arnala. The fort is one of the best coastal forts. The Arnala Fort was captured by many empires such as Mughals, Marathas, Portuguese and lastly Peshwas. The ruler Mahmud Begda originally built the Fort in 1516.

Points of Attractions :-
• Octagonal Water Reservoir
• Temples of Ambakeshwar, Goddess Bhavani and Lord Shiva
• Tombs of Shahali and Hajjali
• The `Paduka' or sacred sandals of Shree Nityanand Maharaj

How to reach there :-
The Village ‘Arnala’ is about 10 kilometers from Virar Railway Station. State Transport's buses, Share Auto Rickshaws are available to reach there. After reaching the Arnala Beach, you can reach the Fort by commuter boat only.

The Boats Timings are :-
• 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
• 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Nearby Attractions :-
• Arnala Beach
• St. Peter's Church

Nearby places to stay :-
Arnala Village has many resorts. There are some lodges and hotels in Virar.

Nearest Railway Station :-
Virar Railway Station (Western Railway)

Distance :-
Virar Station to Arnala Village - 10 Kilometers (By Road)

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