Vijaydurg Sindhudurg

Visit Sindhudurga, a district having tourism potential. This district is being developed by the govt. of Maharashtra as a tourism district. Sindhudurga district is situated in the southern butt end of Maharashtra. Situated between the Sahyadri mountain ranges on the east and the Arabian sea in the west, this district boasts of its natural beauty.

It is abundant with dense green forest and coconut & arica nut palms. Houses with steeple shaped red roof tops add to the natural beauty of the region. Thi sdistrict is famous for many tourist attractions. One can enjoy the pleasures of hill stations and glories of sea-shore in this district.

Vijaydurg and Sindhudurg were naval bases during the rule of Maratha King Shivaji

Vijaydurg or Fort Victor was build around the seventeenth century by Shivaji. The triple line of walls,the numerous towers and the massive interior buildings makes it almost invincible.

It was once seized by the British and renamed Fort Augustus, Sindhidurg or the Ocean Fort at the Malvan port.

Within its precincts are temples holding shrines of Maruti, Bhavani, Mahadeo, Jarimai and Mahapurush, and of Shivaji. It is the only such shrine in the country.

As for Vijaydurg and Sindhudurg beaches, they offer the visitor one of the most serene and beautiful coastal views in India.

How to go

This district is accessible from Panaji, the capital city of Goa, Belgaum, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri.
By Road: National highway No. 14 winds through this district touching important places like Kankavali, Sawantwadi and Kudal. State transport buses are available to many spots in the district.

By Train: The world-famous Konkan railway, one of the miracles achieved by Indian Railways, by itself is worth ti call a beautiful thing. This railway, woth its modern amenities, has centered to the taste of tourists. This tailway halts at three important stations vis. Kanakavli, Kudal and Sawantwadi. Rajapur and Kudal respectively are the nearest railheads on Konkan Railway. Sindhudurg by road is 510 kms. and Vijaydurg 425 kms. from Mumbai vis the Goa highway.

By Air: The nearest airprt is at Panaji in Goa from where one can visit Sindhudurga by bus or train.

Accomodation

Good accomodation is available in the town. A typical Malvani fish curry and solkadhi are special items you should not miss. Different fish dishes are available for fish lovers. One can visit cashew nut processing factory and taste the cashew. if you happen to visit this place during summer (April, May and June), you'll surely like to taste the king of fruits, Alphonso Mango & jack fruit, purple jamun and such other fruits.