The Sindhudurg District - Best and Beautiful District of Maharashtra in Nature
In Maharashtra, there are in Kokan division Sindhudurg district comes. Sindhudurg district is nice for viewing. Sindhudurg district was established in the 1May 1981 .Language of the Sindhudurg is Marathi but people is talking in the Malwani-Kodali. Total area of the Sindhudurg is nearly 5087.5 square kilometer. In the Sindhudurg there are 8 talukas. Names of these talukas are Kankavali, Devgad, Malavan, Vaibhavwadi, Kudal, Vengurla, Sawantwadi and Dodamarg. Sindhudurg contains 737 villages. Population of the Sindhudurg is 8,66,825 prople from the year of the 2001. Boundaries of the Sindhudurg are on the west Arbi sea, on the south state of Goa, on the east across the creast of the western ghats on the north Ratnagiri District. Sindhudurg has got the nearly 121 sea-shore.
In Sindhudurg district you can found some river like Vadhotan, Devgad, Kurli, Terekol,Kankavli, Jalval etc. Cimate of this district is moist. Rainfall of this district in nearly 2750 milimeter and in the Amboli there is 3000 milimeter. Major Crops get from this district by the framers are rice, ground nut, Nagli etc. In this district you also found the historical forts likeSindhudurg, Vijaydurg, Ragnagad, Yashwantgad, Nivati,Narayangad, Ramgad etc. Here ypu can see one of the best hill station in Maharashtra that is Amboli.
Historic background Places in Sindhudurg District
On the Maharashtra-Goa boundary and south from the Vengurla, Redi is located. Here you can found the small port. The historical place Redi is beautiful village on the bank of the saeshore. This village you can also found on the our country map because here are Manganese mines. Near Redi you can found the Terekol fort on the Goa boundary. Her you can found the Samadhi of the Hirve Guruji who was freedom figehter in the GoaMukti Sangram(Goa Freedom Battle). Here one of the best holy place of Ganesha is located. It is two handled Ganesh idol.
2.Ancient and Modern historical Center: Banda
From the Swantwadi , it is located at the 12 kilometer. Banda has got great traditional history. Village Goddess is Shreebandeshwar. On the hill of the banda there is Samadhi and temple of the Shreeramswami. From this place you can see the beautiful looking nature view. Here you can also see the 'Redeghumat' and 'Bailghumat'
3.Ancient trade port: Vengurla
Vengurla has seen the glorly in the ancient age as well as modern age. Here you can see the beautiful nature of the sea-shore you cannot be dream. It is natural, you think it is drawing of the artist. In ancient time, it was trade port where business is takeplace from the Arab Dealer. In the 1937 Vengurla was known by Fingurla. In the 1927, M.K.Gandhi also visited to the Vengurla.
Swantwadi is the city of royal family of the Sawantwadkar Khem Sawant. Here also dound the Palace of the Prince Khem Sawant. Artist in the Chitarali, they making the wooden toyes and wooden fruit; they are looking same to our natural fruit. In the Sawantwadi is attracted to the turism because there are ancient and traditional handicraft
Kalaval Khadi area of the sea-shore is beautiful. Here small small eight Island. In these Island, where two island names are "Khotejuva" and "Pankholjuva". There are people are livine. You should go to this island using the boat.
Amboli Hill Station
30 kilometer apart from the Sawantwadi. Amboli Hill Station is beautiful in nature. Hight from the sea level is nearly 2378 feet. Here you can found the deep forest and highted hills. When you go from Sawantwadi to Amboli, you found the left hand side deep gulf and other side is hill(mountain).
You can go various point and you found tthe beautiful looks of the nature the points names are Mahadevgad point, Kavalesath point, Raghvshwermad, Nahnats Waterfall, Shirgaonkar point and etc points are located. In the rainny season you can found many waterfalls. From 9 kilometer apart from the Amboli you can see the "Nangartas Waterfall". In the Amboli-Chokula forest you can found many animals like bison, deer, bekar, rabit etc.
Forts in the Sindhudurg
1.Sindhudurg: Ajankya Shivlanka
It is located at the 1.5 kilometer from the Malvan Port. It is built on the Kurtr island. This fort is built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the November 25, 1664. IT is unbeatable fort. Total building cost of this fort is 1 crore hon. This fort is completed in four years. In the 1695, Shivrajeshwar temple is built in the memory of the Shiv Chhatrapati. It is located in the mjiddle of the Sindhudurg.
2.Vijay Durg Fort
Unbeatable waterfort is Vijaydurg. It comes under Devgad taluka. It is located at the Waghotan Khadi's south. In the ancient age, name of this fort is Gheriya. But Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj named this fort to "Vijaydurg". This fort is built in the 1193 to 1205 by Raja Bhoj. In the 1653, this fort is won by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj from the Adhilshah.
It is located at Devgad port. It is another water fort. It is built in 1705 by the Kanhoji Aangre. Total area of this fort is 120 Acers.
In the Malvan taluka, near the Bharatga is located in the hilly region. Total area of this fort is 6 acers. In the north of this fort one small temle is located. This fort is built by Swantkar Raje Phondsawant in the 1680. In the 1818 this fort was get by the British.
On the road of the Aachra-Kankavali this fort is located. 11 kilometer from the Kankavali. This is smallest fort. Area of this fort is 8 Acers. In this fort has small temple is prestent. Now people are doing farming in this fort.
Other forts in the Sindhudurg district are Sadanadgad, Shivgad, Ramgad, Yashwantgad etc.
Ancient Temple in Sindhudurg
This is a shiv temple. It iss located at the Kunkeshwar. It is beautiful lookes in nature. In the 1100, Raja Yadav built this temple. Shivaji Maharaj always visit to this place. Here you can found, small small temple in that area.
From the east of this temple downward of the hill one cave is located. In this cave there are many idols of worriors. Here you got Ganesha Idol as well as middle of this cave is Shivling and Nandi