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Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan, Maharashtra
entry fee
per person for Indians
per person for foreign tourists
All days of the week
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

about sindhudurg fort

Just half a kilometre off the mainland is this enduring testimony of Maratha power. The story goes that having chosen the site after his inability to wrest Janjira Fort from the Sidis, Shivaji named it Shivdurg after himself. It was built on a rock-island known as Kurte Bet.

Beginning 1664, over 6,000 masons, blacksmiths and labourers toiled for over three years to build it. It has: 3 km of zigzagging ramparts, 12-ft thick and 30-ft high walls, 53 bastions and 32 broad semi- circular formations crowning its head. These towers have embrasures for cannons. Above the fort’s towering entrance are imprints of Shivaji’s hands and feet. Inside are temples dedicated to Mahadeo, Jarimai, Mahapursh and Bhavani and hutments of a few families claiming to be the descendants of Shivaji’s servants.

But the most unique temple here is the one dedicated to Shivaji, the Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple, the only temple where the Maratha hero is worshipped. His idol is an unusual one, a non-bearded, silver-capped image. On its lap is a sword, symbolically the Bhavani. The original fell into British hands after the Raigarh Fort fell in 1818. Go at sunset, when the view from the fort is breathtaking.

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Harshad Pramod Chinchwalkar
Harshad Pramod Chinchwalkar
Great King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Aug 08 2015
Great example Engineering , Fort Built by Shivaji maharaj on small island named Kurate . Today we can see the strong fortification , Main gate , 3 Wells , Some temples , Foot & Hand Prints of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj . Jay Bhavani Jay Shivaji ...... read more
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Looks Like Golden Fort
Jun 26 2014
This is the best place to experience and know in detail about the Royal life and Historical Structure. The fort is very big and by boat you have to go there. Inside the fort there are small temples, watch tower. You will get guide if you want. Can do ...... read more

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