Kelva Fort, a historically important fort constructed by Portuguese during 16th century, is located at the southern end of the beautiful and serene Kelva Lake. The fort is situated in Palghar taluka. The fort was used by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja during his Maratha rule. The fort offer exquisite panoramic views of the natural surroundings covered by greenish Suru trees. The fort, surrounded all the sides by the water, provide enchanting eye catching experience during the tidal procession and recessions. During low tide periods this is accessible and visible perfectly and local country boat facility is available to approach the fort.
How to Reach:
Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is the nearest international airport and after reaching Mumbai by air from anywhere in India and abroad tourists can travel either by road or by train to reach Kelva Beach according to their personal choice and preference.
The nearest railway station is KELVE ROAD. Kelve Road is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Kelve Road is located in Palghar district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division. Kelve Road Railway Station is between the Virar-Dahanu local train service.
Kelva Beach is situated only at a distance of 80km from Mumbai and can be easily reached either by taking the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway No. 8 to Vasai – Safale Road or Manor – Palghar road to Manor via Borivali – Dahisar.The beach is close to the Sitla Devi temple which is also a popular tourist attraction here. Kelva beach is well connected by road with different parts of Maharashtra and is at a distance of 105km from Thane, 140km from Mumbai City, 190km from Surat and 175km from Nashik.