Trek to Kolaba Fort

Date: 31th March 2013

Day: Sunday

Location: Alibaug



We are glad to announce that "Gadwat" has organised a summer sea fort trek to "Kolaba Fort (Alibaug)"
Let's come together… Lets capture the Memories together…

About the Fort:

Fort: Kolaba Fort

Type: Sea Fort

Region: Konkan

Level: Easy


Kolaba Fort is an old military fortification in India. It is situated in the sea at a distance of 1–2 km from the shores of Alibag, in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is a popular tourist destination.

The first mention of Kolaba fort is when it was chosen by King Shivaji to be fortified after the whole of South Konkan came under his command. In 1662, he strengthened and fortified Kolaba fort to make it one of his chief naval stations. The command of the fort was given to Darya Sagar and Manik Bhandari under whom Kolaba fort became the centre of Maratha attacks on British ships.

In 1713 under a treaty with Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath, Kolaba along with several other forts was given over to Kanhoji Angre. He used it as his main base from which to launch raids on British ships. In 1722, the Bombay Government incensed at Angre's activities, joined the Portuguese in an expedition against Kolaba. A Portuguese land force and three English ships of the line under Commodore Mathews co-operated but the attempt failed owing to the "cowardice of the Portuguese". About this time Kolaba is described by Hamilton as a fort built on a rock, a little way from the mainland and at high water an island.

Description about the Peregrination:

Bus will leave from Dadar at 11.00 pm on the Saturday 30th March 2013. Then it will halt at Mulund, Koparkhairane, Nerul & Panvel and will finally set off for Alibaug.

On Sunday 31st of March, we will visit Kulaba Fort & pay a visit to mausoleum of Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre & start our return journey by 6pm in the evening.

    Expedition fees:

Expenses per person for the entire peregrination from Mumbai to Alibaug return journey [including one time breakfast & lunch (veg, non-veg)] will be Rs.500/- each.

For trekkers from other than Mumbai City:

Trekkers from other city can directly meet at Alibaug.

Expedition fees: (trekkers from other than Mumbai City)

Expenses per person for the entire peregrination from Alibaug to Fort and return journey to Alibaug [including one time breakfast & lunch (veg, non-veg)] will be Rs.300/- each.

Things to Carry:


      Good footwear(Mandatory).
      Extra Pair of Cloths, Towel, Napkin.
      Water (2 Liter minimum). Compulsory
      Cap / Goggle / Camera (optional).
      Insect repellent cream/ sun protection cream (optional).
      Slippers or floaters (optional)
      Other things as per your choice.


For Registration and other details :

Kindly contact Mr. Suhas Pawar : 09004036573