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Discover the 6 best sea forts of Maharashtra

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We have come across many popular forts in Maharashtra but some of them have been built strategically adjacent to the coast which gives extra brownie points to these timeless beauties. These forts stand strong as symbols of the Maratha period which led to the construction of these giants. We have come across the best forts that have been located in the sea to give you the best of your travel experience in Maharashtra.

Sindhudurg

The fort was built by Shivaji in 1664 AD on the Malvan coast. The fort consists of a temple that is dedicated to Shivaji which was built by his son Rajaram. The nearest railway stations to get here are Rajapur and Kudal. The way to the fort is through two islands which reveal a narrow channel amidst the sea. There are regular ferries from Malvan beach which ply to the fort.

Sindhudurg Fort Picture credits:  www.holidayiq.com

Sindhudurg Fort
Picture credits: www.holidayiq.com


Murud Janjira

It is located 60 km from Alibaug. It was constructed in the 15th century. The fort is famous for its fine architecture. Murud is popular for its appealing scenic beauty. Kashid and Nandgaon are two beaches which are in close range of the fort. The fort is surrounded by coconut and betel palms which add to its exotic beauty.

Murud Janjira Picture credits:  www.pinstopin.com

Murud Janjira
Picture credits: www.pinstopin.com

Vijaydurga

It is situated in Sindhudurg district and was built in the 17th century. It is surrounded by waters on all sides and also has an underwater tunnel. You can enjoy the delicious Alphonso mangoes of Vijaydurga. Vijaydurga is an important fort of the Maratha kingdom. It is also considered as a twin fort of Sindhudurg.

Vijaydurga Fort Picture credits: bestpicnicspots.wordpress.com

Vijaydurga Fort
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Underi Fort

It was built in the year 1678. It is situated near Mumbai harbour and was meant to keep a watch on British soldiers. It is at a distance of 5 km from Alibaug. Since there are no permanent ferries to go back and forth you have to take a boat to visit the fort island of Underi.

Underi Fort Picture credits: www.zipmytravel.com

Underi Fort
Picture credits: www.zipmytravel.com

Kolaba Fort

The fort was built in 1652 by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is in a good condition for a visit. It is situated at a distance from Alibaug and is considered as a popular tourist destination.

Kolaba Fort Picture credits: www.journeymart.com

Kolaba Fort
Picture credits: www.journeymart.com

Jaldurg Fort

The fort is a mesmerizing beauty being surrounded by water on all sides. The fort is a symbol of how great rulers of Maharahstra used their skills to protect themselves from enemies.

Jal Durg Fort Picture credits: defence.pk

Jal Durg Fort
Picture credits: defence.pk

Story compiled with inputs from:

http://www.maharashtratourism.net/

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