Now that you know about the best beaches in Alibaug, let us explore the different forts which are standing strong at Alibaug even today!
The Kulaba fort has two entrances, one from the deep water side of Arabian sea and other which can be accessed when there is low tide. A 1.5-2 kms walk through the narrow strip of land which goes underwater during high tide from Alibaug shore and you will reach the sea fort which was built by Shivaji Maharaj, 1952.
The huge carvings of animals on the entrance and the temples inside the fort are beautiful and worshipped till date by the tourists and locals. The fort is said to be 300 years old having 25 feet walls. The interesting fact about the fort is that it has fresh water wells, which is like a miracle as the fort is surrounded by salt water from all sides. Boat services are offered at nominal charges during the high tide. The 2 intact cannons attract the visitors.
Timings: Open from 10 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee: The Archeological Survey of India charges nominal entry fee.
This fort can be approached from local sail boats which leave from Rajapuri Jetty, 5 kms away from Murud. “Dariya Darwaza” and 3 gigantic cannons are the main attractions of this fort.
It is a beach fort and the beach is not commercially exploited. The fort ruins depict the Portuguese history that ruled us and built this thick walled fort in 1524. This fort is easily accessible by road, but you will have to park the car a little far from the entrance, as the lane is too small for car entry.
Khanderi and Underi Fort:
Permission from Bombay port is required to visit these forts. Local boats can be hired for visit.
This is a hill fort, 7kms from Alibaug and is a best place for trekkers to explore the natural beauty.
Where to Stay:
Homestays and lavish resorts are available along with budget hotels.
October to May is best season to enjoy these beaches.
Plan a fascinating holiday with friends or family, carry a cricket kit or a book to make your trip worth the way you like. Bag pack and head for any of the finest and dazzling beaches of Alibaug this weekend!