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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
 Banda Fort  Bandra Fort  Bankot  Belapur Fort
 Belgaum Fort  Bhagwantgad  Bhangsigad(Bhangsi mata gad)  Bharatgad
 Bhavangad  Bhudargad  Bhupalgad (Banurgad)  Bhupatgad
 Birwadi  Chakan Fort  Colaba  Danda Fort
 Dasgaon Fort  Dategad  Dharavi Fort  Dhotri Fort (Gadhi)
 Durgadi Fort  Dutch Warehouse( Vengurla Fort)  Fattegad  Gandharvgad
 Ghodbunder Fort  Goa Fort  Gopalgad  Indrai
 Induri Fort (Gadhi)  Jamgaon Fort  Janjira  Kala Killa
 Kalyangad(Nandgiri)  Kanakdurg  Kankrala  Karmala Fort
 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
 Malegaon Fort  Malhargad  Mangi-Tungi  Moragad
 Nagardhan  Nagla Bunder Fort  Naldurg  Naneghat
 Nivati Fort  Padmgad (Malvan)  Panhalgad  Paranda
 Parola  Piliv Fort  Pratapgad  Purandar
 Raigad  Rajkot  Ramdurg  Rasalgad
 Revdanda  Riwa Fort  Sadashivgad  Samrajgad
 Sarjekot(Malvan)  Sindhudurg  Sinhagad  Sion Fort
 Subhan Mangal  Sudhagad  Terekhol Fort  Tikona
 Tringalwadi  Tung  Vajragad (Vasai)  Vasantgad
 Worli Fort  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)  Yashwantgad(Nate)