Konkan is most famous for its clean and pristine beaches, Alphonso Mango, Culinary at the same time it is blessed with Sahyadri mountain range hence we experience one of the most amazing rainy season here and when we talk about Sahyadri it is our famous destination for treks. We all are aware about treks near Lonavla, Pune and Nashik but Treks in konkan is quite new for all of us, but yes we have Jala-durga (Water fort) as well as Giri-durga (Hill fort).
Famous Water forts in Sindhudurg-
- Vijaydurg Fort, Devgad
- Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan
Famous Hill forts in Sindhudurg-
About Rangana Fort
Rangana fort, situated in Bhudargad taluka, dates back to the “Shilahar” dynasty (940 AD). This fort was built by King Bhoj of Shilahar dynasty. It was conquered by rulers of the Bahamani kingdom, and later by AdilShah. Shivaji Maharaj won the fort after slaying Afzal Khan in 1659. Later the fort was built on the orders of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Rangana is a massive fort with 65 structures. The five gates are still intact and there are three small lakes atop the fort, flanked by extensive forests that play host to wild animals like bears and leopards.
Three hundred years back the fort area seems to be surrounded by thick forest. Considering today's unauthorized deforestation still the thick forest is there, so the fort is not easily visible to the visitors even they reach at the foot of the fort.