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1Majestic shivasamudram
Majestic shivasamudram

HolidayIQ Reviewer Khushnaz Khambata says, “Shivaji's Majestic Sea Fort Sindhudurg fort sits just off the coast of Malvan in the sea. To visit the fort, one needs to take a boat from Malvan jetty - it is a 10 to the 15-minute boat ride to the fort. Once there, you have one hour to visit the fort, which we thought was too rushed a visit, it would've been better to have 2-3 hours to do justice to the fort; unfortunately, the same boat that brought you here takes you back to Malvan jetty, so you have to ensure you are back to catch the boat in one hour. The only temple dedicated to Shivaji is found within its walls. There are also some operators conducting scuba and snorkelling around the fort. Cost for a boat from Malvan jetty to Sindhudurg fort - Rs 50 return fare. ” 

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2For it's water sports
For it's water sports

HolidayIQ Reviewer Khushnaz Khambata says, “Once there, you have one hour to visit the fort, which we thought was too rushed a visit - it would have been better to have 2-3 hours to do justice to the fort; unfortunately, the same boat that brought you here takes you back to Malvan jetty, so you have to ensure you are back to catch the boat in one hour. The fort though dilapidated is still quite majestic and has great views of the blue-green waters below. The only temple dedicated to Shivaji is found within its walls. There are also some operators conducting scuba and snorkelling around the fort. ”

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Start at Sindhudurg

Bearing the Moniker of 'land of culture and beauty' Sindhudurg has more than enough to justify it. HolidayIQ tourist Varun says,"Sindhudurg lies in the konkan belt. Sindhudurg has many places to explore around beaches, temples, hill station, forts." Adds Girish,"One of the best places to visit in Konkan region, good food, also best view of nature."

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Reviews (13)

Komal singh

Komal singh

3 reviews

Coco Shambhala Villas in Sindudurg Best Villas in India

This has 4 symmetrical and different theme beautifully designed Villas. Each has view to the sea. Its listed in tripadvisor 25 best villas in world and is only one from india in the list. I loved the way the villas were designed. So comfortable and cozy perfect for a family and friends stay. I loved the common space sitting area overlooking the infinity pool and sea. Loved Reading a book with sea view. Food is another highlight of the stay. Food is served in your villa and chef is great. We got to taste mouthwatering Malvani Cousine, thai and italian. We got option to choose what we wanna eat. And it was like heaven!

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Varun Kulkarni

Varun Kulkarni4.3/5

26 reviews

Serene place

Sindhudurg lies in the konkan belt. Sindhudurg has many places to explore around beaches, temples, hill station, forts.

Some of the primary attractions in sindhudurg are

Beach- Tarkarli, Vengurla
Forts- Sindhudurg fort
Hill station- Amboli
Temple- Kunkeshwar temple, Ganesh temple

One should avoid staying in the big resort and opt for home stays as they give you the perfect balance of local food, local culture and local life. People should always try to have their food in the local mess. One should try the "Soul- Kadhi" which is the local cuisine.

People can try out watersports such as Scuba diving, Snorkeling, being the primary attraction others being the paragliding, banana boat ride etc

Everyone visiting sindhudurg should at least have 5- 7 days with them.

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Recommended Duration in Sindhudurg

Number of days to spend in Sindhudurg as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

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Sindhudurg Overview

Sindhudurg, also known as the Land of Culture and Natural Beauty, is located in the Konkan area, in the state of Maharashtra. Sprawling over an area of 5,207 sq km, the destination on the east is surrounded by the Arabian Sea. On the north of the destination lies Ratnagiri District, while on the south it is bounded by the Belgaum District and Goa.

History of Sindhudurg

It is believed that during the 13th year of exile, the Pandavas passed through the entire Konkan region and also resided in Sindhudurg for some period of time. During their war with the Kauravas at Kurukshetra, the Pandavas were accompanied by Veerat Ray, who was the Raja of this region.

However, in the 2nd century AD, the Konkan coast was conquered by the Mauryas. During the mid of 6th century, Konkan was under the reign of both Maurya and Nala dynasties. In the 16th century, the west coast of India witnessed the advent of Portuguese power, to which Sindhudurg was no exception.

Later in 1675, the district was conquered by Shivaji and went under the control of the Marathas. The Marathas ruled the district till 1817, after which, a war broke out between the British and the Peshwas. As a result of this war, the entire Konkon region came under the rule of the British.

In 1819, a separate district was formed, which came to be known as South Konkan, with its headquarters initially located at Bankot. Later the headquarters was shifted to Ratnagiri from Bankot.

In 1832, Ratnagiri was made a full-fledged district and Sindhudurg was a part of it. Later on 1st May, 1981, Ratnagiri District was divided into Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg for administrative purposes and for agricultural and industrial developments.

Culture of Sindhudurg

Known as the land of culture and beauty, the destination is famous for its various art forms and for its distinct cuisine. Dashavatar is one of the most prominent art forms of the destination. In addition to several art forms, tourists can also enjoy the Malvani cuisine served in the region.

Things to do in Sindhudurg

Besides art forms and cuisine, there are several other attractions, which can also be explored through Sindhudurg holiday packages. Some of the most famous tourist attractions are Sindhudurg Fort, Mochemad Beach, Tarkarli Beach and Moti Talao. In addition, tourists can also make a visit to places like Dhamapur Lake, Karli Backwaters, Kolamb Beach and Sri Sai Baba temple.

Travelling to Sindhudurg

The destination is connected by airways, roadways and railways. The nearest airport serving the destination is Dabolim Airport, which is located at a distance of 132 km from Sindhudurg. Trains are also available, which are served by Sindhudurg Railway Station, located at a distance of 14.8 km.

Apart from flights and trains, buses are also available, which can be boarded from Mumbai, Panaji, Pune, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri to reach Sindhudurg. These buses are state operated. The best time to visit Sindhudurg is from October to March.

Accommodation options in Sindhudurg

There are many popular hotels in Sindhudurg. Farmhouses and homestays situated in the countryside besides budget hotels in the town area are the options tourists can choose from while visiting Sindhudurg.

Photos of Sindhudurg

Vijaydurg, Sindhudurg

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The ruined walls
Kalgi - Karnataka , Sindhudurg

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Kalgi - Karnataka , Sindhudurg
Kalgi - Karnataka , Sindhudurg

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Prakash Manjrekar

Kalgi - Karnataka , Sindhudurg

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