Bankot Fort is famous for offering opportunities like boat riding to explore the northern region of the bay. This region is believed to have once been the home of the Peshwas of the Maratha kingdom.It is considered among the renowned attractions of Bagmandala near Diveagar and is situated at a distance of about 4 km from the village. Bankot Fort, which is also known as Himmat Garh, is now in ruins.Square-shaped, this fort was named Mandagiri by a Greek scientist, Pliny the Great. It is believed that this fort was acquired by the Portuguese from Adil Shah in 1545, and was later captured by the Marathas. Besides, the fort contains a Gajanan Temple near its main entrance, which is also called Mahadarwaja and contains a decorative balcony with arches. At the outer region of the fort, a graveyard is situated. These graves are marked with vertical pillars and marble inscriptions.
Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415208, India