Sindhudurg Fort

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Enjoy The Natural Beauty of Sindhudurg

Sindhudurg Fort is a fortress that occupies a place in the Arabian Sea just the western coast of Maharashtra. It mainly lies at the shore of Malvan town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. I am a protected monument.

The word ‘Sindhu’ stands for Sea and the word ‘Durg’ stands for Fort.  The historical period of Sindhudurg Fort started in 1656. Sindhudurg Killa was constructed by Chhatrapati Shivaji, but the construction work was under the supervision of Hiroji Indulkar. Today Sindhudurg Fort is famous for Shivaji’s foot and palm print in the majestic fort.

Sindhudurg Fort

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The majority of tourists and visitors visit Sindhudurg Fort every year. Being on the west coast of India, Sindhudurg was endowed with a magnificent seashore, beautiful mountains, and natural beauty. In addition, Sindhudurg fort is famous for cashews, Alphonso mangoes, jamuns and so and so forth.

There are many exciting and other interesting things to see at Sindhudurg fort when you visit for instance Shambhu Mahadev, Shivajeshwar, Bhavanimata, and Jirimri and the best thing is that all these temples are in good condition.

Weather and Best Time to Visit Sindhudurg Fort

Though throughout the year Sindhudurg fort has good weather. But still, if you want to enjoy its beauty then it is recommended to visit the Sindhudurg fort in the months of August, September, and October. It receives moderate rainfall throughout the year.

History of Sindhudurg Fort

The large rocks of Kurte Island were used to build the Sindhudurg fort and its unique design attests to Chhatrapati’s strategic power.

  • Maharaja Shivaji wanted to keep the fort hidden from the naval forces of his enemies. Hence, the Sindhudurg fort was built in a zigzag fashion. This pattern hides the fort’s enormity from the approaching force.
  • Sindhudurg fort helped Shivaji Maharaj control the aggression of Siddis of Murud-Janjira. It has 42 bastions. It stands tall with a height of 30 feet.
  • The historical significance and beautiful construction have turned it into an attraction for global tourists.

Other Destinations Near Sindhudurg Fort

Tarkarli Beach

Malvan Beach

Devbag Beach

Bhogwe Beach

Nivati Beach

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  • May 16, 2016 at 2:01 am

    hello friends, this is the first time I have find such a beautiful article about Sindhudurg Fort, I bet the Admin has great knowledge about the history of Shivaji Maharaj.


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