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Jaigad Fort, Ratnagiri
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Jaigad Fort is a coastal fortification that is located at the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri District at a distance of 14 km from the temple town of Ganpatipule, in the state of Maharashtra, India. Nestled on a cliff, it overlooks a bay formed where the Shastri river enters the Arabian Sea. It has a commanding view of the bay, the nearby power plant and the open sea. A jetty port Angrey, and a lighthouse is located nearby. Although in ruins, most of the fort's outer wall and ramparts still stand. A deep moat surrounds the fort side not facing the cliff edge. In the middle of the 13 acre fort lies the palace of Kanhoji Angre, a Ganpati temple and wells to store water. It is a protected monument.
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  • This is the fort near light house however fort is now old and there is less attraction remain you can visit it if it has really required 
  • Location of Fort is very attractive but due to no maintenance you can just see the skeleton of Jaigad Fort. Bricks in the fort is broken making them dangerous to walk. Inside premises is very dirty an...  more »
  • Around 20 kms away from Ganpatipule, this is a great place to visit specially in the evening. Not many people visit here so all the more reason to witness some of the most amazing views of the ocean f...  more »
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  • Jaigad Fort (Marathi: जयगड किल्ला, Jayagaḍa killā) (Also transliterated as Zyghur in old British records.) is a coastal fortification that is located at the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri District at a distance of 14 km from the temple town of Ganpatipule, in the state of Maharashtra, India. Nestled on a cliff, it overlooks a bay formed where the Shastri river enters the Arabian Sea. It has a commanding view of the bay, the nearby power plant and the open sea. A jetty port Angrey, and a lighthouse is located nearby. Although in ruins, most of the fort's outer wall and ramparts still stand. A deep moatsurrounds the fort side not facing the cliff edge. In the middle of the 13 acre fort lies the palace of Kanhoji Angre, a Ganpati temple and wells to store water. It is a protected monument.
  • Nestled on a cliff, it overlooks a bay formed where the Shastri river enters the Arabian Sea. It has a commanding view of the bay, the nearby power plant and the open sea. A jetty port Angrey, and a lighthouse is located nearby. Although in ruins, most of the fort's outer wall and ramparts still stand. Worth a visit especially in the monsoons!
  • Lovely panoramic views from the ramparts. Its in ruins, go at your own risk.
  • Nice architecture, huge structure, locals have damaged some part of it but overall very good place of interest with family. we have seen Indian fox along the way to fort from ganpatipule.
  • oLd iS GoLD...!!!