Tarapur-Fort



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

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • Base Village:
  • Boisar
  • District:
  • Region:
  • Pune
  • How To Reach:
  • From Kankavali towards Kudal on Mumbai-Goa National Highway, one has to take a right turn approx. 1 km before Kasal leads to Ovaliye which is 2 kms further.
  • Distance from Pune:
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  • Description:
  • Tarapur Fort is located in Boisar, one railway station away from Palghar on the Virar Dahanu shutle. As the frequency of the trains halting at Palghar and Boisar is unreliable, we had to board an ST (State Transport) bus to Boisar from Palghar. It took us around 30 minutes to reach Boisar.
    The fort can be best viewed by walking on the walls of the fort. Unfortunately, the unruly and excessive growth of the vegetation makes it very difficult to see the fort.There is a small inscription on the walls of the fort on the outside in Portuguese. Viceroy Matias de Albuquerque, who ordered the fort to be built in 1593, had this put up. There is a small watch tower in the fort from where the entire scene can be viewed.