The Sindhudurg Fort in Malvan is a Seafort located in the Konkan region. It is a famous historical heritage site. Constructed by the Maratha King, Chatrapati Shivaji, the fort is situated on Kurte Island, a half-kilometer away from the Malvan Jetty. Visitors can easily reach the fort by taking small wooden boats with attached outboard engines, with two to three people assisting them with boarding and disembarking. Life jackets are provided to all passengers. During Indian festivals such as Shivaji Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi, Mahashivratri, and Ram Navami, the fort is visited by many travelers and locals. It took over three years to build the fort, with more than 100 architects from Portugal contributing to its fantastic structure and marvelous architecture.
Intriguing facts about the fort include:
- Use of 70,000 kg of iron in its construction.
- Use of molten iron to make it solid and sturdy, and
- Fifty-two bastions guard its walls.
The fort is a significant attraction in Malvan, offering underwater sports activities such as scuba diving, as well as a unique coconut tree with branches bearing fruits.