Vijaydurg, Vijaydurg, Maharashtra, India, 416806
Vijaydurg is a town located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state. The coastal town that encompasses a vast horizon and the great Vijaydurg fort, carries its own baggage of history. The town had been initially, in 13th-century, ruled by Shilahar dynasty and later followed by Maratha kingdom under the wise administration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The Vijaydurg fort built during Shilahar dynasty was captured by Shivaji Maharaj from the reign of Adilsah of Bijapur, in 1653.
Located on the shores of Arabian sea, this spectacular coastal town had flourished as a commercial seaport. It performed as a naval base for Maratha kingdom. It was also called as Gheriyah. The huge fort of the Vijaydurg offers a commendable panorama of the locale, flowing Wagjotan creek, Devgadh, farther views of Ratnagiri and the Arabian sea.
The old village of Vijaydurg is a plethora of cultural, artistic and architectural entities. The locality of the region develops a unique rural ambiance to its inhabitants and the life. The indigenous flora and fauna add to its sublime beauty.
Vijaydurg fort is one of the most visited spots in the town. It was first built by Raja Bhoj in the 13th century and later restructured by Shivaji Maharaj in 17th century. The entrance of the fort is so huge that a vessel of the size of a ship could enter easily.
The remarkable wall paintings in Dhulap house, the architecture of Rameshwar temple as well as its wooden engravings on the columns and the Sambhaj Angre Samadhi are some of the local sightseeing spots not to be missed.
Apart from the attractions, Vijaydurg is also known for its Alphonso mangoes during the season of Summer. The semitropical climate of this charming town allows visitors throughout the year, and especially the monsoon season makes it a pleasurable time.
How To Reach Vijaydurg?
Vijaydurg is reachable through both the major cities of Mumbai and Pune via roadways. Kankavli and Kudal are the nearest railways station, approximately 80 km. Daily general buses are available to reach remote interiors of the village.