Sindhudurg Fort (सिंधुदुर्ग किल्ला) is a historical fort that landed in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Maharashtra in Western India. This fort was constructed by Shivaji Maharaj, the Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire. The construction was done under the supervision of Hirojee Indulkar, in the year 1664. The fort was built on a small island which was known as the Khurte island. Sindhudurg, which has received historic beauty, is situated on the curtain rock which has been standing for three centuries, it is about half a mile from the rocks of Malwa.
The region engaged by the sea on this rock is about 48 acres. Their coast is 2 miles. The peak of the fort is 30 feet and the width is 12 feet. There are 22 bastions all around the fort. There is a sharp rock around the tower. The sea has distributed to the west and the south. On the west side and south side, 500 km of rugs have been planted on the feet and 80 thousand rupees have been spent for the construction of this block. There are three wells of freshwater in the fort. Their names are milkbav, dahibaw, and sugar. It takes a very sweet taste of water. Saltwater and Freshwater outside the fort should be considered as a miracle of nature.
How to reach:
- Sindhudurg can arrive in various 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 [The “Dabolim” International Airport in Goa] and then reach Sindhudurg by taxi or buses that regularly run from Malvan – a large town in Sindhudurg well connected to the Fort.
- It takes approximately 11 Hrs to reach near Sindhudurg by car. The distance is almost 538 km by road.
- Sindhudurg is the railway station on the Konkan Railway route. Some major railway stations in the Sindhudurg district are Kankavli, Kudal, Sawantwadi are about 25- 35 km away from the destination.