Sindhudurg Fort is located in the Sindhudurg district in the Konkan region.District got it’s name from the name of Fort ‘Sindhudurg’.Sindhudurg Fort lies on the shores of Malvan town.It is one of the most famous and among the top tourist attraction in the Konkan.
Sindhu-(sea),Durg-(Fort) which means Fort in the sea. Sindhudurg Fort was built by Great Maratha Warrior Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the 16th century.It was built to watch on the enemies.This Fort was become the Naval headquarters of Maharashtra.This Fort is listed in the one of the best fort in the sea.Sindhudurg Fort is declared as World Heritage Site.
This is the only one Fort which has Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaaj’s temple inside the Fort.Beside the temple there is museum which has collection of many posters showing the all information about the old coins,famous Forts,statues, swords and so on.The only authentic portrait of Chhatrapati shivaji maharaj by a Dutch painter during the looting of Surat is kept in this museum.Foot prints,sweet water well(tanks) and other structures are still present and perfectly maintained.
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Temple
Tulja Bhavani Mata Mandir
The Fort is bounded by massive wall.This massive wall were constructed to prevent enemies from entering the Fort.The walk on this wall gives you overall view of this Fort.The main enterance of this Fort is designed in such manner that no one can identify from outside.Sindhudurg Fort is considered as one of the most strongest marine forts in India.
Sindhudurg Fort is still in good condition and Stands proudly in the sea,bearing witness to its history.This Fort tempts everyone with it’s stunning beauty and it’s architectural design attracts everyone.Excellent architectural structure,pretty massive wall,situated in the middle of the sea makes this Fort unique and attracts every tourists and force to come back again and again.
This Fort will remind you the rich history of this land. Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj choose this site to built this fort.The construction was started in the 25 Nov.1664.It tooks about 3 years to construct this Fort.In the year of 1667, construction of this Fort was completed.
The Fort was made by Hiroji Indalkar.Almost 100 architects from Portugal and manpower of 3000 was hired. Inside the Fort there are many small snacks shops are available which offers you Kokum sharbat( one type of Drink),juice and breakfast for your refreshment.
How to reach:
You have to catch the train to Kudal.From Kudal railway station about 5 to 10 min. of walking distance you will get Kudal bus stand.From bus stand you have to take bus to Malvan.
From Malvan bus stand only 5 min. of walking distance you will reach to Malvan jetty.
Sindhudurg Fort is situated in the middle of the sea,so you have to buy ticket for ferry ride,which will cost you Rs.90(per person).Pick up and drop both are included.They gives you about 1:30 hr. to explore the fort.
After entering in to the Fort you have pay Rs.5 (per person) as entry fees.