I am Devgad Fort- the place that offers the tourists one of the most amazing sights to witness. I am located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. My location just at the confluence of Devgad creek and Arabian Sea is a treasure to watch. The eyes of the tourists are filled with joy and wonder when they witness the magnificent views of sunset from me.
The panoramic views of the harbor are stunning. I feel great, as I am able to provide such scintillating scenes of nature at its best. It enthralls the tourists. My history is equally intriguing as I was given life by a chief of Maratha called Kanoji Angre.
My elegantly designed walls and ramparts were all born out his thoughts. I am indebted to him for making me so beautiful. I was initially used as a surveillance point and my strategic location attracted many rulers. The British too attacked me once in order to conquer me in 1818 and they were successful in their attempt.
I am also nicknamed as “Janjire Devgad” as I am surrounded by water from all sides. Janzira means an island in the Arabic. Tourists are also attracted towards the Ganesha temple inside me. They show a lot of reverence, bow their heads, and pay obeisance here.
There is a lighthouse as well inside me along with three old cannons. My eastern side has numerous bastions which are in good condition till date.
I offer great relief to the tourists who are weary of a hectic schedule. They come here and experience my calming influence over them. I take all their tension away. Besides this, the place where I am located, that is Devgad, is famous for the Alphonso mangoes that are exported all over the world. The mango plantations around me are appealing to eyes and are a great source of fresh oxygen for everyone.