Meaning of the word Sindhudurg in Marathi language is a fort that is built on Ocean floor. Sindhudurg Fort is said to be built under the supremacy of King Shivaji with the assistance of over 100 Portuguese architects and over 1000 workers. It took about 3 years for the workforce to complete this fort from the year 1664 to 1667. The foundation of the fort consists of about 4000 mounds of iron and is spread over 50 acres of land. This fort, which also houses the temples of Hanuman, Jarimari and Goddess Bhavani, was constructed under the supervision of Hiroji Indulkar, who was a noted architect of that era. The rampart of the fort consists of 42 bastions and it boasts of a height of 4 km.
Maharashtra 416606, India