Ratnadurga Fort
Ratnadurga Fort
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This fort is located on a mountain and provides a spectacular view of the city. It is surrounded by the Arabian sea on three sides. There is an old temple inside and no other structure. Just before the temple, there is a viewpoint which is worth stopping. There is no entry ticket for this place.
Written August 18, 2022
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FamilyOfThree181
Pune, India584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
One can drive till the doors of the fort. There is a temple inside. One can walk on the perimeter wall. The views are great. At a minimum it takes 20-30 mins walking around the perimeter wall and visiting the temple. But the fort is much vast and were a guide available, one could explore more. There are no guides though.
Written December 25, 2020
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Sanjay G
Panjim, India22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The road to this fort is narrow in places, but even ST buses make it. There is some free parking space near the entrance. There are steps to climb to reach the main door. The fort is open only during daytime from 8 am to 6 pm. From the fort we can have good views all around.
Written January 31, 2020
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bearcat98
pune71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The drive to fort is a little bit tricky and narrow road from main city . The fort offers great views of sea and sunset . Not much else to see on fort other than one temple since the fort condition is very old and all structures inside it are in broken down state with vegetation grown inside . you can just walk around the fortification wall of fort for the sea view
Not advisable to go in afternoon as it will be too hot and not much shade around the fort
Written March 25, 2022
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bawarchaeology
Mumbai, India112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The Fort is at a strategic location and since it is on the coast, has a very scenic panoramic view. Also, it is very huge and also has a lighthouse. However, the fort needs some serious work in terms of updating and providing people with more authentic information of the fort
Written February 3, 2020
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ankushsunkale
Mumbai, India408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
ideal time to visit this fort is in winter. It has a Bhagvati Mandir . Also you can do a round on the fort ( peripheral walk ) so that you can have nice view of the beach from top. No food ,water is available on fort . Vehicle can go at the base of the fort and not many steps to climb. Must see historical fort.Timing of visit is from 8 am to 5 pm and no entry fee. Free parking at the base is available.
Written October 20, 2021
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Kiran S.
Pune District, India71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We saw this fort while on our way to the Bhagwati temple. The fort is not well maintained and needs extensive repairs at many places. The approach road can be improved upon by widening it. The fort needs explanatory markers to understand the activities which may have taken place here over 300 years ago.
Written February 12, 2020
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Vrushali1704
Noida, India27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea from the ramparts of this 12th century fort. The fort in itself is devoid of any other attractions inside it, except the Bhagavati Devi mandir. However the walk along the perimeter of the fort is worth spending an hour. The view of the sea changes from a calm, clear blue expanse to waves crashing with force on the cliffs.
Written January 6, 2023
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Pranab Pal @paltravelogue
Navi Mumbai, India478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
During our Konkan trip last month, the mighty Ratnadurg Fort was our 3rd destination at Ratnagiri .
After breakfast, we started from our hotel at about 9:30 am to explore Ratnadurg Fort ..... about 4 km from Ratnagiri town.

This fort is also known as Ratnagad or Bhagawati Fort . The fort is designed to look like a horse shoe shaped from the top and has an area of 1300 x 1000 mtrs. on the side of the Arabian sea.
As the fort is surrounded by sea from three sides and a light house on the west side, the scene looks very picturesque .....

The Ratnadurg fort is hardly at a height of 100 mtrs. from its base and is very easy to climb which leads directly to the main entrance of Goddess Bhagawati temple (or Devi temple) .
You can travel in your vehicle upto the near of the main temple gate and from where you have to climb some steps to reach the main entrance of the temple.
Every day the temple is open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm .
You can see a mirror gifted by Burmese king in exile, a very old wooden pole and statue of Kanhoji Angre - the neval chief of Maratha army . One well of potable water is present on the left - side of the temple in-spite of surrounding sea .....

The fort has parking facilities with a few hotels .....

The fort had a broken cliff ..... at the bottom of the fort there is a hidden cave from the sea . This can be seen from outside also.

You will get to see entrance to secret route (Chor Vaat) , Bastions (Buruj) & Kedelot Point (about 10 mins walk from the fort) and Baskya Buruj ....
There are several bastions on this fort gives tremendous scenic views of the Arabian sea !

Visitors can walk along the small road built beside the fort walls on the top of the fort to view the vast Arabian sea .....
From the West side of the fort, bewitching scene of the blue Arabian sea can be enjoyed ..... the waves of the sea hitting very strongly on to the walls of the fort .
Indeed a beautiful breathtaking view .....

You can also see Narmada Jetty and little bit behind it .... the Fisherman's Jetty (simply, the Civilian's jetty) from the top of the fort .
To the left of Narmada Jetty , you can see another big jetty named ... the Brick Water Jetty ...... this jetty prevents big waves lashing on the Narmada & Civilian Jetty.

Over-all, a charming & scenic beauty of the Arabian sea that can be enjoyed from the top of the fort .....

A brief history of the fort :
The fort was built during the Bahamani period . Later, it was conquered by Adilshah that in turn was own by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1670.
From 1710 to 1755, it was kept by Angres and then upto 1810 it was possessed by the Peshwas.
The Queen of Janshi had visited this fort before the battle of 1857.
So, Bahamani, Adilshah, Maratha and Peshwa are the four monarch that reigned over this mighty fort ....

How to reach the fort :
You can reach upto the fort by your own vehicle .
There are MSRTC buses from Ratnagiri bus stand with decent frequency to reach upto the fort ....
Lastly, you can also hire a Tuk Tuk (Auto-rickshaw) from Ratnagiri town.

Important Notes :
- Carry your own water bottle and some snacks , as needed.
- Avoid afternoon visit to the fort ... you won't enjoy the views in blazing sun 🌞
- Carry your sunglass👓, goggles 🕶 and hat .
- Carry your sunscreens .
- No entry fees required.

In short, definitely worth a visit .... 👌👌

I recommend this place to visit if you are in Ratnagiri .... 👍👍

Written December 14, 2018
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arun n
Navi Mumbai, India7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
excellent view from the fort...enjoy blue sea visible upto the horizon from fort wall. Parking is bit difficult during peak time.
Written March 21, 2015
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