Jaigad Fort, Ratnagiri
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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.To visit Jaigad Fort and get the most from your holiday in Ratnagiri, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ratnagiri trip builder.
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This is a must see attraction when u visit Ganpatipule. Though the fort is a 40 min drive from Ganpatipule its visited by tourists for the view of the sea from its ramparts. There's also a small templ... read more »
Jaigad fort can be maintained better but the view from its ramparts is lovely. You see the hills, ocean bay and if you are lucky lovely sky.
This was my second visit to the fort after a gap of 8 years. Unfortunately the fort has got from bad to worse. There doesn't seem to be any maintenance done whatsoever. However the view of the sea fro... read more »
History destroyed by bad management.. Location is nice but no care taken by administration..
very famous place. not properly maintained by government. not suitable for family to make a visit. very hot during day.
It's really nice place to visit just beside sea. It's quite quite place
Nice Place But archeology department have left the site to ruin 😔
this fort is ok but their condition is very bad
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