- Name of the Fort:
- How To Reach:
- Regular buses ply from Dombivli, Kalyan, Thane and Mumbai to Belapur. Alight at Belapur fort bus stop. Fromhere, one can go to the bastion near the garden. There is a well paved road that takes us to a small hill towards south which has staircases to go the citadel. The same road leads to retibunder.
- Belapur village is located at a place where Panvel creek confluences with Thane creek. The local inhabitants of this village were mainly Kolis. After the victory of Vasai, Portuguese captured Saashti Island. In order to gain a control over the trade through the creek and to protect themselves from the Marathas across the creek, Belapur fort was built.
This fort has stood as a testimony to many interesting historical events but sadly today the fort is in ruins, and is on the verge of getting completely wiped out due to the increasing urbanization in Belapur and ignorance of the governing bodies.