Ghodbandar-Fort



  • Name of the Fort:
  • Ghodbandar
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Medium
  • Endurance Level:
  • Medium

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 165 ft from MSL
  • Base Village:
  • District:
  • Thane
  • Region:
  • Thane
  • How To Reach:
  • Ghodbunder village is present on the Thane-Borivli route via Ghodbunder road. It takes around 45 minutes to reach the fort from the village.
  • Distance from Pune:
  • ---
  • Description:
  • Kalyan in Thane district has been a prominent harbour from ancient times. Other ports present on this sea route were Nagla Bunder and Ghodbunder. The forts of Nagla Bunder, Ghodbunder and Gomukh were built to guard these ports.
    Ghodbunder fort was under the Portuguese control in 1672. Shivaji Maharaj tried to capture the fort but did not succeed. The Marathas took over the fort in 1737 during campaign of Vasai fort. References say that 250 Portuguese were killed and 7 ships were captured by Marathas. It was during this campaign the forts of Nagla Bunder, Ghodbunder and Dharavi were captured. The British took over this fort in 1818.