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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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  • The fort is cuddled on a cliff which overlooks a bay,The bay formed where the shastri river enters the arabian sea,The fort is 35-km from Ganpatiphule,A Lighthouse and Jetty port is situate near the f...  more »
  • Nothing much is left of the fort so to say but the view it provides is worth the trip. Be careful if you have small kids as the walk way around the wall is pretty narrow. Can be visited once. 
  • What remains today at the site are only ruins and the outer wall of the fort. Nothing inside, except a couple of dilapidated structures. There are a couple of shrines though and two sweet water wells....  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...!!!