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 and is an important significant in the history of British India.
The fort is located at a distance of thirty-five km south of Mumbai, in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. Situated amidst the sea and surrounded by waters of Arabian sea from all sides, Kolaba fort or Alibag fort is one of the most important tourist attraction in Alibag. It is a three-hundred-year old fort which was once chief naval stations during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra.
The fort has also some of its carvings of animals and birds present on the wall, like tigers, peacocks, and elephants can be seen on the entrance. There are temples of Padmavathi and a Mahishasura . Besides there is dargah of Haji Kamaluddin Shah on the fort. This fort also has beautiful Siddhivinayak temple facing north. One interesting fact about this fort is this fort has wells of freshwaters and people living on the Fort get freshwater even in monsoon.
Kolaba fort is one of the best places to see the beauty of the Alibaug beach and to view the charm of sunrise and sunset.