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Janjira Fort :

Janjira Fort is a sea fort that is situated at a distance of 55.2 km from alibaug. The fort is 40 ft high and was built in 15th century AD under the rule of Emperor Malik Amber, who was the ruler of Ahmednagar.

It is believed that the fort for over 350 years was not conquered by any enemy. A fisherman of Murud built this fort in order to protect the place from the pirates of the sea. The fort had wooden structure initially, which was destroyed at the orders of Buran Khan, who was the minister of Nizamshah.

The fort consists of several towers and turrets, which were used for keeping guns. At the main entrance of the fort, a beautiful stone carving, depicting a tiger trapped by six elephants, is present.

The fort Janjira, thus remained unconquered and labeled as impregnable.

Another attraction of this place is the sweet water lake, which is present inside the fort since the time of its origin and construction. It used to be a beautiful architectural design, which now has been corroded due to the constant battering by the ocean.

Kolaba Fort :

Kolaba Fort is located at the distance of around 1 km from the alibaug Beach in the coastal town of alibaug. This sea fort was constructed by Maratha warrior, Shivaji Maharaj, which has 25 ft high, 350 ft wide and 900 ft long walls. The fort dates back to around 300 years and was built in 1680. It gained prominence due to the various battles between the Marathas and the Siddis, the British and the Portuguese.

The entrance arch of the fort has numerous carvings of elephants, peacocks and tigers. Near the entrance gate, many shrines of god and goddesses are present including Padmavathi, Sri Ganesh, Mahishasura, the fort-deity and Kanifnath. In 1759, Shri Ganesh Temple was built by Raghoji Angre in front of the sweet water tank.

Revdanda Fort :

Revdanda Fort is located around 17 km from alibaug and is also known as Revdanda Aagarkot. The fort was built by a Portuguese Captain, Soj in 1558. From the fort, tourists can have a view of the Revdanda Port. The Salav Bridge at the port connects Murud and alibaug, and offers a complete view of the port, beach and Revdanda Fort.

Tourists can explore the fort that has seven-storey tower covered with betel nut plantations. During high tide, the site offers a beautiful view of the palm-fringed ramparts that are touched by waves.

Sagargad :

Sagargad is a deserted hill fort, around 7 km from alibaug, which dates back to the time of Maratha ruler, Shivaji. It is located at a height of 1,357 ft above the sea level. The fort can be reached by taking a dirt-track road, which begins from Khandala on alibaug road. On the way, tourists might come across an Ashram and Siddheshwar Temple. A waterfall can be seen at this spot, which emerges during the monsoon.

The main entrance of the fort and the two bastions are completely damaged. The fort also has a temple and a tank inside its building. There is also another tank inside the fort which is famous by the name of Pandav Kund. At this place, nine tombs of Satis can be found by the travellers and is called Sati Plateau. To the side of this plateau, Wanartok is present, which is an erected land mass in a thumb like shape.

Khanderi Fort :

Khanderi and Undheri are Sea Forts in Alibag, built on the coast of Arabian Sea. The Khanderi Fort was built by Maratha Rulers and remained under their reign until 1750. Shivaji Maharaj successfully resisted efforts of British and Portuguese army to curb this fort. The British erected a light house in the fort in the year 1687, ruins of which are seen today. Two other attractions in the fort are Tomb of Daud Pir and Temple dedicated to Lord Vitthal, which is worshipped by fishermen from nearby areas.

Today the Khanderi Fort is under Bombay Port trust administration. The fort can be visited in local boats with the permission of the Bombay port trust.