Shirgaon Fort

Shirgaon Fort is roughly 13 km far from the Palghar Station. According to localities, this Shirgaon Fort was worked by the Portuguese and was later won by the Marathas in 1738 alongside the Dahanu Fort, Tarapur, Kelve and Asherigad Fort under the capable administration of Chimaji Appa. Nonetheless, in 1818, the Britisher captured this Fort.

This been a land fort henceforth no trekking is required, one can just stroll in from the street to achieve the passage of the fort. Standing in front of the fort you will see Minar or tower on the correct side and an entryway beside that. Exactly at the entrance on the right side are engravings dating the origin of this fort to 1714 A.D. The fort of Shirgaon is around 200 feet long and 150 feet wide. The bulwark of the post is 35 feet in tallness and 10 feet in width. There are four bastions at the four corners of the fort and one at the entrance. Over the entrance, there is a pleasantly manufactured pedestal which recalls us the memorial of great Shivaji Maharaj.
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Comment

  • The fort is in a decent condition and quite close to the beach. There is often maintenance work going on here. Its a small fort which will take maximum 30 minutes to explore all the areas of the fort. There is a watch tower kind of construction in the fort which is the best thing about this place. Its quite a photogenic location. You have to be careful about walking on the edges of the fort at few places as it can be dangerous for three condition in which the fort is.

    Pushkar Karn - Local Guide
  • An well maintained fort by sea side. Still some conservation work is going on. You can climb up the stairs and walk on the ridge. Also you can peep into smaller rooms. Excellent place for photography. This fort has seen a tug of war between Portuguese and Maratha Empire. Excellent place for photography. Also you will find rare branched palm trees here.

    Suvomoy Chakraborty - Local Guide
  • A dilapidated near 300 year fort, this was originally built by the Portuguese and subsequently annexed by the Marathas. The ASI is trying to renovate this fort for ages now. Good for a morning or evening trip. You will have good views of the Arabian Sea from the top. There is no entry fee or restrictions here.

    Rahul Srinivas - Local Guide
  • Its a small but Nice fort,visited 2nd time for the event of treasurer hunt. View from top of the fort is too good. You will see the mangroves , beach from top view. Fort maintenance to be needed.

    Siddharth Dhuri - Local Guide
  • If you enjoy historic forts you would love this too. The location is not that difficult to find below is the latitude and longitude. It's actually right in the village. You should visit if you want to enjoy the beauty. I've shared some photos enjoy. Shirgaon Fort
    Mahim - Shirgaon Rd, Shirgaon, Maharashtra 401404
    19.696409, 72.713502

    KhatriRocks
  • This is a costal of the fort in a better condition close to shirgaon beach. It is about 14 kms from palghar can be reached by public transport from palghar. There is a palm tree inside this fort that has multiple branches which is rarely observed. One can cover this fort along with the kelwa fort and beach in a day.

    Kiran A

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