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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 a very old fort and needs serious renovation. The fort is still strong and worth it's salt. One will have to drive north of Ganaptipule. JSW steel plant is nearby. It is lonely place and not m...  more »
  • The place could be better maintained . It is in complete ruins but it is a nice place for a view of the sea. 
  • View of the sea from the fort is beautiful, but there isn't much inside the walls. A quick visit is sufficient, that too if it's on the way. 
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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...!!!