Kolaba Fort, Maharashtra, India

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About Kolaba Fort

Kolaba Fort is a historical fort located in the coastal town of Alibaug in Maharashtra. The fort was built by the Maratha warrior king Shivaji in the 17th century to protect the Konkan coastline from invaders.


Kolaba Fort History

The construction of the Kolaba Fort began in 1652 and was completed in 1655. The fort was strategically located on an island in the Arabian Sea & served as a naval station during the Maratha rule. The fort has been witness to several historical events including the British occupation of the fort in 1818. The fort was later used as a prison by the British. 

Kolaba Fort Timings

10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. 

Alibag Fort Ticket Price

Rs. 25 for Indian citizens and Rs. 300 for foreigners. Children under 15 are free. 

Places to Visit Near Alibag Fort

How to reach Kolaba Fort

By Ferry:

The most popular way to reach Kolaba Fort is by ferry. Ferries run regularly from Alibaug beach to Kolaba Fort. The journey takes around 20-30 minutes. The ferry timings may vary depending on the season.

By Road:

You can also reach Kolaba Fort by road. The fort is located around 2.5 km from the Alibaug bus stand.

By Train:

The nearest railway station to Kolaba Fort is the Pen railway station.

FAQ's Related to Kolaba Fort

The fort is open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day.

Rs. 25 for Indian citizens and Rs. 300 for foreigners. Children under 15 are free.

Yes, it is safe to visit Kolaba Fort.

Yes, there are many food stalls including restaurants serving a wide range of meals and regional street food.

Yes, photography is allowed inside the fort.

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