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Sarjekot (Alibaug) FortHeight : 0
Type : Sea forts Fort Range : Nil
District : Raigad Grade : Easier
      The shoreline of Alibaug comprises of two joint forts viz; Kolaba and Sarjekot. These forts come under the category of Mixed forts as they turn into land forts at the time of low tide and are easily accessible by walking and sea forts when it is high tide.
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Sarjekot (Alibaug)
History :
      It has been traced from one of the edicts of Shivaji Maharaj that he had ordered to build a fort on the shore and if required flatten the hilly terrain or build the fort on top of it. The main aim was to arrest the permeability of the area from enemies. It is suspected that Sambhaji maharaj built the fort on the rock adjoining the Kolaba fort taking into consideration the above edict.

Marathas built a fort on Khanderi island in the sea of Alibaug and left the island of Undheri unused. In 1671, the Siddi of Janjira captured Undheri and built a fort on it which proved to be a smart move against the Marathas. Sambhaji Maharaj might have deduced the same danger for Kolaba and Sarjekot forts and decided to build a causeway to join them.
Fascinating Spots :

      This small brother of Kolaba fort is just 26 meters X 27 meters in size and has 5 bastions and a fortified wall. The main doorway faces Kolaba fort towards northwest. Stairs in the fort takes us to the brink. There is a dried up well inside and is covered in vegetation. There was supposed to be a temple of Lord Vetal inside the fort.
Ways To Reach :
      One has to reach Alibaug via Panvel, Vadkhal from Mumbai. The fort is easily accessible from Alibaug beach during low tide.
Accommodation Facility :
      Nil. Available in Alibaug.
Food Facility :
      Nil. Available in Alibaug.
Drinking Water Facility :
      Nil. Available in Alibaug.
Notes :
      Below are the timings of low tides based on lunar calendar.

Lunar day | Timings

Pratipada 4:00 to 6:00
Dvitiya 5:00 to 7:00
Tritiya 5:30 to 8:00
Chaturthi 6:00 to 9:00
Panchami 7:00 to 9:30
Shashthi 8:00 to 10:00
Saptami 8:30 to 11:00
Ashtami 9:00 to 12:00
Navami 10:00 to 12:30
Dashami 11:00 to 13:00
Ekadashi 11:30 to 14:00
Dvadashi 12:00 to 15:00
Trayodashi 13:00 to 16:00
Chaturdashi 13:00 to 16:00
Full Moon/New Moon 14:30 to 17:00
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Forts in the District of Raigad
 Avchitgad  Bhimashankar  Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Birwadi
 Chambhargad  Chandragad to Arthur seat  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Colaba
 Dasgaon Fort  Dhak-Bahiri  Ghangad  Gharapuri
 Ghosalgad  Janjira  Karnala  Khanderi
 Khubladha Fort (Thal Fort)  Kokandiva  Kondhavi  Korlai
 Kurdugad  Lingana  Mangad  Mangalgad
 Manikgad  Mirgad(Songir)  Mrugagad  Padargad
 Panhaledurg  Peb  Peth (Kothaligad)  Prabalgad
 Raigad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Revdanda  Sagargad
 Samrajgad  Sarasgad  Sarjekot (Alibaug)  ShivtharGhal
 Sondai  Songiri (near Roha)  Sudhagad  Talgad