KOLABA FORT - Amazing Maharashtra


Kolaba Fort
KOLABA FORT was one among the many forts ruled by the Great Maratha King Shivaji. The Maratha Admiral Kanhoji Angre established navy head-quarters at Kolaba during the 18th century. After Kanhoji this fort subsequently fell in the hands of Portuguese, Siddhis & the East India Company. The fort, built over a low rocky island measuring 900 feet North-South and 350 feet East-West, consists of 17 bastions and 2 doors for the opening. Of them 3 bastions are now intact.

The Kolaba fort once had many buildings, palaces, treasuries, horse stables and gardens within it and occupied by 1000 infantry and 700 cavalry of Maratha Army. Unfortunately fire on several occasions consumed all the buildings.

Kolaba fort was strategically important because Kanhoji Angre control the coastal length between Mumbai and Janjira from this fort.

Kolaba fort includes other structures within it Manikwada, Nanisahab Mahal, Ganpati Panchayatan, Thorle Wada, Bhavani Temple, Maruti Temple, Yashvantdari, Talghara, Temple of Bopdev, Padmavati Temple, Apsara Reservoir.

Entry Fee Kolaba Fort
Free entry for visitors under 15 years
Entry Fee for visitors above 15 years is Rs.5/-
For Foreigners Entry Fee is Rs.100/-

How to reach Kolaba Fort
Nearest Airport : Mumbai International Airport
Nearest Railway Station : Pen Railway Station
Distance : Mumbai Airport to Kolaba Fort - 98 Kilometers (Appx. Journey Time 135 Minutes)

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