We were on the beach at late afteroon, which was a good time because it was low tide. One can walk to the fort during low tide in less than ankle-deep water. Instead of walking in the water we chose to go by horse-cart.. its worth going by horse-cart and you will surely enjoy the ride...!! while riding we could see pattern left by the water as it had receded. Though it must have been a grand fort at one time, built to keep an eye on the naval activities of the British, Portuguese and Siddhis, the fort lies in ruins now, except the temple in the centre, which is fairly well maintained. Its still possible to walk on some portions of the fort walls, and the view from there is breathtaking!!After coming back from fort. We decided to walk on wet sand and enjoy the sunset.. its was absolutely fabulous!!
The Colaba fort was once cornerstone of the Maratha empire, and most of the fort is still in good shape. A minimal fee is charged for the entry. The fort has many fresh water tanks, wells and temples. Those visiting Kolaba Fort should remember that it remains open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and November to July is the best time to visit the fort.
Kolaba Fort, Alibag is a old military fort where you can explore the remnants, enjoy the view and also explore temples that are situated inside the fort. The fort should be visited during the low sea tide timings.
In the evening we went to Kolaba fort. This fort is in the Arabian sea around 2 km from the shore of Alibaug beach. It is maintained by ASI. There are rides (boat or horse) which can take you to fort from the beach. We were told by locals that if we wait till evening, we can walk to the fort. During the day, due to high tide, we cannot go by walk to the fort. But once the tide goes to lowest level, it is a pure joy to just walk down to the fort. There are couple of flags posted in the sea, once the water recedes after the last flag, it indicates safe passage.