Sunday, September 21, 2008


Sindhudurg is a fortress, which occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Maharashtra in western India. The fortress lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, south of Mumbai.
The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 shivaji erected this fort on 44 acres of land. It took 500 stone splitters & stonebreakers, 200 blacksmiths, 3000 labourers & hundreds of skilled artists who toiled very hard to complete this fort in three years. This is evident from stone inscriptions. Initially 3 K.M. long outer wall (Tat) was built. Average height of wall 10 meter and 2 to 4 meter broad in which liquid lead was used in the foundation.
How to reach :
Air : The airports nearer to Sindhudurg are located at Ratnagiri, Belgaum (Karnataka) and Dabolim (Goa).
Rail : It has good road and rail links with Goa and Bombay. With 7 railway stations, a 103 Km stretch of Konkan Railway line passes through this district.
Road : National Highway 17 also passes through the district.From Malvarn 4Km.There are state government( ST )buses running from Kholhapur,Mumbai,Ratnagiri and Panaji.

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