Belapur fort, Thane

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India

Travel Destination -

Thane

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ISD/STD Code -

91-Bassein 0250, Bhiwandi 02522, Dahanu 02528, Mokhada 02529, Murbad 02524, Palghar 02525, Talasari 02521, Wada 02526

Area Pincode -

400614

 

Local Time -

11:45 PM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- 28, Minimum - 25.17, Maximun - 28
light rain with humidity 82% and Wind speed of 2.15 mph (Measured at Bombay / Santacruz).

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Belapur fort, Thane, Maharashtra, India

Belapur Fort, Opposite NMMC Headquarters, Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Thane Dist., Maharashtra.

Belapur Fort is a small fort near the township of Belapur in Navi Mumbai. History suggests that this fort was built by Siddis in 1560–1570. It is placed at a strategic location on top of a hillock, near the mouth of Panvel Creek. In 1682, the fort was captured by the Portuguese who took control of the surrounding area. Later on in 1733, the Marathas, led by Chimaji Appa wrested control of the fort from the Portuguese. After the victory the fort was christened as Belapur Fort. The Marathas ruled the area until 23 June 1817, when it was captured by Captain Charles Grey of the British East India Company. The British partially destroyed the fort under their policy of razing any Maratha stronghold in the area, fearing its recapture and rise of Marathas to power. During its active days, the fort stationed four companies each of 180 men, and 14 guns ranging from 2–5 kg in weight. According to locals, underground tunnel is also supposed to exist, which connects the fort to Gharapuri Island, which is the site of the Elephanta Caves. The fort comes under the jurisdiction of City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). It lies in a poor state almost a ruin. Plans are underway to renovate the fort which is in danger of being lost to encroachments. There is a pond in the vicinity that was formerly used to supply water to the area.

How to Reach -

BY FLIGHT
Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport on regular basis.
Thane 16 km away Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (BOM), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Thane - 119 km away Lohegaon Airport (PNQ), Pune, Maharashtra
BY TRAIN
Thane. Railway Station(s): Diva Junction (DIVA)
BY BUS
Bus Station(s): Thane

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Thane: - Located in the Konkan Division, Thane is a city in the state of Maharashtra. The city is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan region but ironically it is not located in Mumbai. The city is also famously known as the city of lakes. The most famous lake of them all is the Masunda Lake aka Talao Pali. The lake offers various fun rides like water scooter and boating. A drama theater, Gadkari Rangayatan is located on the lakefront which is a very popular hub of entertainment. There is a very old temple of Kopineshwar that was built around the 1750 AD by Chimajji Appa which is located on the banks.