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Kelve Fort FortHeight : 0 ft from MSL
Type : Coastal Forts Fort Range : None
District : Thane Grade : Easy
      Kelve beach in western suburbs is famous. The Kelve fort stands northwards of this beach in the forest. The fort is star shaped with triangular bastions. There is another fort on a small island at some distance from the beach, called Kelve Pankot (sea fort).
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Kelve Fort
History :
      This fort was initially surrounded by sea, but is now on the coast due to reduced sea level. In 1739, the Marathas conquered the fort on 10th of January in the “Campaign of Vasai”.
Fascinating Spots :

      The fort walls and entrances were buried under sand, until in 2008-09, a group of people under the group “Kille Vasai Mohim” cleaned up the sand and the entrances. Today, we have to enter crawling through the partially blocked entrance to the first level. Entering the second door we reach the backside of the fort. There are 4 amazing bastions on 4 sides, shaped triangular. These have windows and holes for guns. It takes less than an hour to see the fort.
Ways To Reach :
      The way to the right of the Kelve Sheetaladevi temple leads to the Kelve beach. Walking to the north of the beach we reach to the fort amidst the woods.
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 Category: Coastal Forts
 Ambolgad  Arnala  Bandra Fort  Danda Fort
 Fattegad  Goa Fort  Kanakdurg  Kelve Fort
 Khubladha Fort (Thal Fort)  Korlai  Madh Fort (Varsova Fort)  Mahim Fort
 Mahim Fort ( Kelve - Mahim)  Padmgad (Malvan)  Purnagad  Rajkot
 Sarjekot(Malvan)  Satavali Fort  Shirgaon  Vasai
 Worli Fort