The Sindhudurg Fort is located on a rocky islet in the Arabian Sea and its location justifies the meaning of its name. The fort lies on the shore of Malvan town ofSindhudurg district in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.
The fearless Indian warrior and Chhatrapati of Maratha Empire Shivaji Maharaj started the construction of this fort on 25th of November in 1664. The dark-blue water of Arabian Sea kisses the foot of this fort, daily. The verdant slopes of Western Ghats will welcome you on one of this fort. The rhythmic waves of Arabian Sea will mesmerize you on the other side. In winter, the verdant slopes of Western Ghats present a green tapestry for the visitors. The clear sky changes its color from one playful shade to another during sunset
Sindhudurg is 450 kilometer south of Mumbai. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj of the Maratha Empire built this fort in 1664 on a small island named Khurte bet. The fort was constructed to counter the influence of foreign colonizers.
Sindhudurg can be reached in different ways; either by bus, or by train from different, major cities like Goa, Mumbai and Mangalore. You can also take a flight to the nearest airport and then reach Sindhudurg by taxi or buses that regularly ply from Malvan – a large town in Sindhudurg well connected to the Fort.
You can take small safety boats from Malvan to reach the Sindhudurg Fort, easily. The boats travel in a narrow channel that lies between two smaller islands named Dhontara and Padmagad. It takes just 15 minutes to reach the Sindhudurg Fort by jetty.
How to Reach Sindhudurg Fort by Road
The National Highway-17 passes through Sindhudurg. The buses are available from Mumbai or other cities in Maharashtra. You may also board a bus or rent a car from Goa or Mangalore.
The Maharashtra state government ( MSRTC) buses running from Pune, Mumbai, Sangli, Kolhapur, Ratnragiri, and Goa state government buses (Kadamba Transport Corporation) that runs from Madgaon, Panaji, Vasco and Pernem to Sindhudurg are easy transports available that connects to Sindhudurg Fort.
How to Reach Sindhudurg Fort by Train
Sindhudurg is the railway station on the Konkan Railway route. Kanakvalli, Kudal, Sawanwadi are major railway stations in Sindhudurg district. These railway stations are about 25- 35 km away from the destination. The railway station in Sindhudurg is well connected to major cities like Goa, Pune, Mumbai, Mangalore and Ahmedabad.
How to Reach Sindhudurg Fort by Air
The Dabolim International Airport in Goa is the nearest airport connecting to Sindhudurg Fort. It is 90 kilometer from Sawantwadi city, a major tourist spot in Sidhudurg. From Oros it hardly takes 2.5 hours’ drive. This Airport is well connected to several cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Pune via Spice Jet, Indigo, Air India, Jet Airways, and Jet Konnect. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is another airport located at a distance of 344 kilometer away from Sindhudurg Fort.
Come to the majestic mountains of Western Ghats and enjoy the gentle breeze from Arabian Sea to relax and rejuvenate at this fort. The scenic beauty of the surroundings and the journey to Sindhudurg Fort is exhilarating and enticing , whatever means of transport is taken. So, when are you visiting this famous fort?
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