Arnala is one of the best forts from coastal forts. it is located in Arnala village, of Vasai taluka. Arnala Fort is also known as ‘Jaldurg’ or ‘Janjire Arnala’. The Arnala was captured by many empires such as Mughals, Marathas, Portuguese, and lastly Peshwas. The sultan Mahmud Begda originally constructed the fort in 1516. There is no source of food but water is available in the well on the fort.
This fort is rectangular in shape and almost surrounded by water. There are many temples such as Tryambakeshwar, Bhavani Mata, Kalika Mata, and also of Mahadev. There are three entrances out of which one entrance has big bastions on both sides which are at north side of fort.
How to Reach:
The nearest International Airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, roughly two hour drive from Palghar. It is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country such as Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Gwalior, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Indore and Jodhpur through Air India, Air France, Air China, Air Arabia and Air India Express.
The nearest railway station is at Virar, which is around 10 km away from fort. You can even take state transport buses or hire auto rickshaws to reach this spot. Also, once you reach Arnala Beach, you can opt for a ferry ride to reach there.
Arnala is about 74 kilometres away from the heart of Mumbai and it takes about 1.30 hour to reach the destination by car. There are many State Transport buses plying from Vasai to Arnala throughout the day. You can easily reach Vasai from any suburb in Mumbai through Western Railway local.