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Kelve Pankot FortHeight : 0 ft from MSL
Type : Sea forts Fort Range : None
District : Thane Grade : Easy
      Kelve beach in western suburbs is famous. Kelve Pankot is at some distance from the beach to the south, amidst sea and can be visited only during low tide. This was built on a rock where Danda creek meets the sea. From the location, the Portuguese could keep a watch on the creek as well as sea.

This fort is boat shaped, and still intact. During the low tide, the sea water clears and we can walk to the fort.
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Kelve Pankot
History :
      The reference for this fort is found in a letter written by Chimaji Appa in 1739, during the Maratha-Portuguese war.
Fascinating Spots :

      The fort entrance is located 8 feet above the sea level. During high tide, we can directly enter the fort by boat, and during low tide, we have to climb 8 feet. There are slits in the walls here for locking door. Also, we can find windows in the wall for canons.
After entering the fort, we see another entrance, well fortified. This was meant for guarding if the first door was penetrated. Entering this door, we find some remnants and a pond. Ahead we find the third entrance. This part of the fort ahs 2 levels and is semi circular in shape. There is a well here. There are many windows here, either for mounting canons or guns, and for collecting octroi.
Ways To Reach :
      We have to reach the main cross road in Kelve village, 8 km away from Kelve station on western railway. One road leads to Bhavangad via Danda creek. The customs building and customs fort are situated on this road. One road goes to Kelve Pankot through Koliwada. It takes around 15 min to reach the fort from here.
Accommodation Facility :
      None
Food Facility :
      In Kelve village
Drinking Water Facility :
      In Kelve village
Notes :
      The 6 forts in Kelve-Mahim region can be seen in one day with our vehicle or auto-rickshaw. Kelve Pankot can be seen only during low-tide.

For low tide in the morning, the forts can be seen in following order
Kelve Pankot, Danda fort, Bhavangad and back to Kelve for lunch break. Then Kelve fort, Mahim and Shirgaon forts, and back to Palghar station.

For low tide in the evening, the forts can be seen in following order
Mahim and Shirgaon forts first, Goddess Mahakavati temple, Kelve coastal fort and Bhavangad; then back to Kelve village, Kelve Pankot in evening and back to Kelve station.
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Forts of Grade: Easy
 Ajinkyatara  Amalner  Ambolgad  Anjaneri
 Avchitgad  Bahadarpur Fort  Bahadurgad  Ballalgad
 Bandra Fort  Bankot  Belapur Fort  Belgaum Fort
 Bhagwantgad  Bhangsigad(Bhangsi mata gad)  Bharatgad  Bhavangad
 Bhudargad  Bhupalgad (Banurgad)  Bhupatgad  Birwadi
 Chakan Fort  Colaba  Danda Fort  Dategad
 Dharavi Fort  Dhotri Fort (Gadhi)  Durgadi Fort  Fattegad
 Gandharvgad  Ghodbunder Fort  Goa Fort  Gopalgad
 Indrai  Induri Fort (Gadhi)  Janjira  Kala Killa
 Kalyangad(Nandgiri)  Kanakdurg  Kankrala  Karnala
 Kelve Fort  Kelve Pankot  Khanderi  Kharepatan fort
 Khubladha Fort (Thal Fort)  Kotkamate  Kurdugad  Lohgad
 Machnur  Madh Fort (Varsova Fort)  Mahadevgad  Mahim Fort
 Mahim Fort ( Kelve - Mahim)  Mahipalgad  Mahuli  Malhargad
 Mangi-Tungi  Moragad  Nagla Bunder Fort  Naldurg
 Naneghat  Nivati Fort  Padmgad (Malvan)  Panhalgad
 Paranda  Parola  Piliv Fort  Pratapgad
 Purandar  Raigad  Rajkot  Rasalgad
 Revdanda  Riwa Fort  Sadashivgad  Samrajgad
 Sarjekot(Malvan)  Sindhudurg  Sinhagad  Sion Fort
 Subhan Mangal  Sudhagad  Terekhol Fort  Tikona
 Tringalwadi  Tung  Vajragad (Vasai)  Vallabhgad
 Vasantgad  Worli Fort  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)