Have you ever gotten a chance to see a fort floating in the blue ocean? Yes, you heard it right. Sindhudurg fort floats on top of the ocean; it’s one of the many forts created by Chhatrapati Shivaji. The fort lies on the coast of Malvan in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. The Sindhudurg district has been named after the fort Sindhudurg which means “Fort sea”. Let’s take you on the journey of getting to know this historic treasure. Hope you are as excited as we were while exploring it.
History of Sindhudurg fort:
The fortress is located on a small island surrounded by the Arabian sea. It was built on orders of Chhatrapati Shivaji, who had a fondness for creating forts. Initially, It was built as headquarters to provide security to Maratha people during wars.
Construction of Sindhudurj fort:
The construction of the fort started on November 25, 1664, and it took three years to complete it under the guidance of hundreds of Portuguese. The fort covers an area of 48 acres having walls of 12 ft thick and 29 ft high.
Things to see at Sindhudurg fort:
This fort is one of a kind and holds great value as it has an idol of Shivaji in the attire of the boat’s man built by Chhatrapati Shivaji’s youngest Rajaram. It’s also valuable for Hindu’s for having shrines of Hanuman, Sambhu Mahadev and Bhavanimata. Also, the fort has three sweet wells. Isn’t it astonished to hear about it? Here’s more to see at this fort; it has branched coconut trees which are a great cause of attraction.
How to reach Sindhudurg fort:
Busses are used to reach Malvan, from where boats can be taken to reach the final destination, fort.
Tourism in Sindhudurg fort:
Sindhudurg is a great destination for tourists to visit. Many tourists visit the fort for religious reasons. This fort is also famous for scuba diving. Isn’t it awesome?!