Aligarh Fort

Aligarh Fort (Hindi: अलीगढ़ क़िला, Urdu: علی گڑھ قلعہ Aligarh Qila) one of the strongest forts in India, is located in the city of Aligarh (The city was earlier named as Kol or Koil), Uttar Pradesh. It is also called "Aligarh Qila". It is situated on the Grand Trunk road and consists of a regular polygon, surrounded by a very broad and deep ditch.



It was built during the time of Ibrahim Lodi by Muhammad, son of Umar the governor of Kol, in 1524-25. Sabit Khan who was the governor of this region during the time of Farrukh Siyar and Muhammad Shah, further rebuilt the fort. [2] It became a fortress of great importance under Madhavrao I Scindia in 1759, and was the depot where he drilled and organized his battalions in the European fashion with the aid of French soldier Benoît de Boigne. During the Battle of Ally Ghur, it was captured from the Marathas under the leadership of a French officer Perron by Lord Gerard Lake's British army, in September 1803, since which time it has been much strengthened and improved. In the rebellion of 1857 the troops stationed at Aligarh mutinied, but abstained from murdering their officers, who, with the other residents and ladies and children, succeeded in reaching Hathras.


Aligarh Fort - How to reach

 Aligarh Fort         

Bus Facilities:If you would like to travel by bus within India, most long distance buses leave from the State Transport Terminal located opposite Mumbai's Central Railway Station. However, this is not a good option if you do not speak Hindi or Marathi as no printed information is available in English. However most of the neighbouring states like Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have their state bus company offices located here.

Train Facilities:Central Railways runs services to the east and north, the Western Railways also runs trains to North India from Churchgate and Central stations. Some of the important connections by rail and their respective distances are - Mumbai - Agra 1345 km ,Mumbai - Delhi 1385 km ,Mumbai - Pune 190 km ,Mumbai - Kochi 1840 km ,Mumbai - Varanasi 1510 km ,Mumbai - Calcutta 1960 km ,Mumbai - Ahmedabad 490 km ,Mumbai - Bangalore 1210 km ...etc.

Air Facilities:Mumbai has more flights connecting it than even the national capital New Delhi. All major airlines fly to and from Mumbai to most of the important cities of the world. The international terminal of Mumbai is known as Sahar and the domestic terminal is known as Santa Cruz. The Sahar terminal is 30 km from downtown Mumbai and Santa Cruz is at a distance of 25kms. Besides taxis, there are regular shuttle services plying between the two terminals.

Arnala is about 10km from Virar(Thane District)...Nearest airport is at Mumbai (25 km) and the international airport 35 km from the main down town Mumbai. Thane has a railway station and many trains pass connecting it with the major cities of Maharashtra. It is well connected by road as well. Mumbai Bombay is a very well connected city, be it by air, road or rail.

Aligarh Fort - where to stay

Hotel Marina

Address: M.G. ROAD, SAN JAY PLACE,Agra,Uttar Pradesh,282002-India

Features: The rooms are categorised into Deluxe and Club rooms and Suites. The Deluxe room is compact with a double bed, sofa, satellite television, telephone, tea and coffee maker, cupboard, safe and an all modern bathroom with running hot and cold water and amenities like soap, shampoo, conditioner and moisturiser. Guests of Club rooms have access to an exclusive Club Lounge and a separate dining room on a private floor. The Club room amenities include a tea kettle, mini bar, satellite television, safety locker, dial board for laptop and telephone with the bathroom facilities same as the Deluxe rooms. The Suite has a separate drawing and dining area with an attached bedroom and bathroom. The amenities in the room remain the same here, but in the bathrooms, an additional amenities are provided for. Facilities at Hotel Marina include steam, sauna, Jacuzzi, massage centre, salon, a gymnasium and a cyber cafe. The Mezzanine floor has a beautiful open terrace swimming pool with a garden equipped with a bar and bar-be-que counter. Other facilities offered at Hotel Marina include a laundry service, housekeeping service, travel desk, car rental facility, concierge services, bell desk, shopping arcade, currency exchange, doctor on call and parking facilities.

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