Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan

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#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Sindhudurg District
Admire the daunting walls and intelligent engineering of Sindhudurg Fort, a 17th-century fortification built on an islet in the Arabian Sea. The fortress covers 19.4 hectares (48 acres), and its huge, 3 km (1.8 mi) long, 9.1 m (30 ft) high brick rampart offers ample defense from invaders and the sea. Enjoy some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the country around the islet, observing diverse marine life, or simply wander around the richly historical site, observing the fascinating building work. Consider bargaining with your boat ride for more time exploring the island. Arrange to visit Sindhudurg Fort and other attractions in Malvan using our Malvan vacation trip planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A beautiful Fort but needs maintenance.. one can enjoy the spectacular view of the Arabian sea from the fort. Lot of options for photo shoot also... To reach the fort you have to catch a boat from Mal...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We could not go to the fort as it is not allowed in monsoons. But we saw it from the malwan beach as it is abt 500 meters from beach and it looked fantastic. local people told us it is build by Chatrp...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    The place is located in Sindhudurg, Malvan area. To reach you need to take a boat ride and it was fun. The construction of the Fort is great and well though over. The scenic view of the sea and Fort i...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    Gr8 for adventure lovers.. Historical.place.. Gr8 view of endless sea and seashore from fort. Gr8 architectural masterpiece.. Photography enthusiastic peoples must visit fr some gr8 shots
  • July 1, 2017
    As fort there is nothing to see. Only fort's wall remaining to see as a fort. But view from this fort is amazing. Fort in the middle of sea is always wonder to see.
  • May 17, 2017
    This giant Fort right in between the ocean is amazing. Spent so much time there (I missed the ferry back), just walking around and getting lost in the heritage structure of the bygone era. Definitely a must visit. It's kind a crowded though, but you can find your spot by moving away from the crowd and soaking in the beautiful view from the top.
  • July 2, 2017
    Very nice place. One can feel the history her in it's winds, walls, environment. Wonderful place to watch Sunset.
  • June 4, 2017
    Surfing, diving, parasailing are some of the activities that you should try here. Taking a boat ride to go to court is one of the adventurous part here. Walking on Fort and watching the waves going to a height of 30-40 feet is a breathtaking view. If you are going to visit this place don't forget to take slow motion videos of it. It will be top priority thing that you should do here. Also the nearest beach that you can visit is Tarkarli Beach, which is one of the pristine beaches here. Wishing you a nice and pleasant journey. Please don't forget to mark this as helpful if you found so.

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