Belapur Fort is near the Mumbai city, near Belapur Township of Navi Mumbai.
Built in the 16th century by the Siddhis of Janjira, this fort has had a colorful history. It was captured by the Portuguese and later by the British, who left their mark on its walls. But don’t let its ruins fool you, this fort is still a sight to appreciate!
With its spectacular architecture predating hundreds of years, it’s like stepping back in time.
But be warned, mateys, don’t attempt to visit this place at night. It’s abandoned and can prove dangerous, and we don’t want any pirate mishaps! During the day, the fort is open from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM, giving you plenty of time to explore. And the best part? There’s no entry fee!
As you venture through the fort, be sure to steer clear of any debris or places that don’t look tourist-friendly. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying the serene environment and greenery surrounding the fort. It’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the history.
Speaking of history, did you know that the fort was constructed to have strategic control over the area after the Siddhis took it from the Portuguese? And later, it was renamed Belapur Fort after the Marathas recaptured it and their leader vowed to offer beli leaves to the gods.
There are nearby places like Parsik Hill, Nerul Balaji Temple, and Nerul Lake are waiting to be explored. And if you’re visiting during the summer, don’t miss out on the Belapur Mango Garden, which looks as sweet as can be.