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Sindhudurg Fort


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Sindhudurg Fort Overview

Ranked 6 of 58 sightseeing in Malvan

The Sindhudurg Fort was constructed using huge rocks on the Kurte Island in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is believed that this fort was built in 1664 by Chhatrapati Shivaji and covers an area of around 44 acres. More than 3000 labourers, numerous skilled artists, 500 stone splitters and around 200 blacksmiths were engaged in the construction of this fort.

The fortification of this fort is around 10 m long and 3 m wide. There are three triangular and three grapnel-shaped stone anchors near the fort entrance, which are actually cemented on the platform of a jetty. It also has a small temple called the Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple that was built by Rajaram in honour of his father Shivaji.

The temple has small shrines dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Goddess Bhavani and Jarimari. This is the only Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Temple famous for celebrating festivals like Shivaji Jayanti, Ram Navami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Mahashivratri and Janmashtami.

In the ramparts of the Sindhudurg Fort, there are three sweet water reservoirs that have water during the summer season. The fort has a hidden passage that goes under the Malvan Island for over 3 km and under the sea for around 12 km. This passage further extends over 12 km, up to the nearby village. The hidden passage or the tunnel was used by Maratha women to escape if the enemy entered the Sindhudurg Fort.

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Rashmi Patil

Rashmi Patil5.0/5

3 reviews

Bow at front of shivaji at shivaji temple

Historical place. Go and watch. How it build in arebian sea. Architecture of this fort is also grate. Entarance is hide. No one enemy can easily find out. There are musium please visit there.

Er Nagap

Er Nagap5.0/5

8 reviews

A beautiful place which is the evidence of our glorious history

A very crowded place on weekends and holidays. Need to go to Malvan and then the fort, take a boat to the fort 53 rupees charged per head. A very beautiful fort but unfortunately lost many of its parts due to poor maintenance. Many houses built on the fort and beautiful view of the beach from the fort.

Binit Bansal

Binit Bansal2.9/5

5 reviews

Not worth

Too big and dirty not worth going you can choose from the smaller ones instead. Chiwla is awesome and secluded. The resorts are far too many at Tarkarli.

Saurabh Shivalkar

Saurabh Shivalkar2.9/5

6 reviews

Best for adventure lovers

Plenty of nice forts and beaches are the main attraction. If you love history then this is surely a must visit. Awesome place if you want to experience some peace.

Sylvai fernandes

Sylvai fernandes5.0/5

4 reviews

Beautiful temple with nice wood work

To climb the fort is fun, to reach by boat is more fun. Beautiful sightseeing and the historical touch. Even shops of toys and sweets made kids mad there, we took wooden toys in less price.

Yasmin Inamdar

Yasmin Inamdar3.2/5

8 reviews

Historic Fort and scuba Diving

The fort built by Shivaji on the seafront is impressive and built was quite an art. View from the fort is awesome, water of fort is very nice and clear. Scuba diving activities can be performed in the Sindhudurg fort.

Gaurav Desai

Gaurav Desai5.0/5

6 reviews

Also offers adventurous sports

The excellent place to enjoy a piece of history as well as enjoy the beach and Sea. It also offers the adventure sports for the fun lovers. Occasionally you can spot Dolphins as well on the way to/fro the fort to town.

Vijay V b

Vijay V b5.0/5

7 reviews

Great place

Nice place to visit, just to feel amazed at the way the fort was built. Just walk around inside the fort, you can visit a temple of Shivaji Maharaj here.

Sindhuja Suyambu

Sindhuja Suyambu5.0/5

105 reviews

An Awesome Sea Fort

Sindhudurg Fort is a sea fort. It is nearly 1km from Malvan beach. Boat ride available to visit fort. Takes 10 mins to reach. It is a large fort with few shrines and the view around the island was really great. Snorkelling and Scuba Diving were available from the beach. Food facilities not available inside fort. Only few juice shops were available. Also food facilities in beach was very less. Recommended: Take food, water, comfortable footwear along with you.

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Best place to know history

This is the best place to experience and know in detail about the Royal life and Historical Structure.

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