27th February 2021Bhogwe - Sindhudurg Fort - BhogweWe woke up early morning and went to the beach for a walk. The clear weather and the cool morning breeze from the sea made us feel fresh. In Breakfast, we had Rice made Amboli and coconut milk. It was heavy breakfast before we proceeded to Sindhudurg Fort.So today's day is filled with full of adventure and activities. So after last evening visit to Nivati fort we booked the same car for Sindhudurg, which is around 30km by road. Our guide Mr Rajesh Pednekar was the local person who just stays next to the resort. He became our Guide as he was well aware of the road and nearby places to visit. Sindhudurg in Maharashtra offers a great deal of watersports to enable the adventurer in you. Sindhudurg (Sindhu = sea, durg = fort) was built by the great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1664. Fort was built over a period of three years spread over 48 acres area. The main entrance is concealed in such a way that no one can pinpoint it from outside. This fort has the only temple of great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort also has a Bhavani temple and the impressions of hands and feet of Shivaji Maharaja. Guide told us all the details about the fort. We wanted to spend more time on the fort for photography but we moved ahead for some water sports. Mr Rajesh Pednekar introduced us to Mr Shailesh Lubde owner of Mangalmurti Scuba Diving. He introduced himself and gave us the package charges. Since it was the first time for me and my friends. We decided to go with the all inclusive package which costed us Rs1200/- per person which included 6 water sports. All of us were excited for the Scuba Diving and Parasailing. So we all started with Jet skis, Banana boats, Bumper ride. It was the time now to experience the under water marine life. So we all were taken to the location of the dive which is nearby the Sindhudurg Fort. After the dive we enjoyed the Parasailing. It was really a great experience, seeing the beauty of Marine Life. We promised Mr Lubde that we will visit again in future. He gave us few snaps and video taken during the Scuba Dive. With lots of memories we headed back to our resort. When we return back to our resort it was almost 7.00 pm we decided to get fresh and preferred to stay in our rooms for relaxation. Since we all didn't had a proper Lunch as we were busy enjoying water sports. So tonight we planned to have plane Jeera Rice along with Malvani Fish Thali and Sukha chicken Thali. The dinner was delicious. We ended our day with a bonfire sea side with some soft music discussing the whole day under the starry night.
Sindhudurg - This region is named after the sea fort Sindhudurg which is worth visiting and is only place that can boast of a temple built for Shivaji Maharaj and still is dwelled and looked after by ancestors of the sardars who once lived and led this fort.Dotted with 22 burj and a history equally strong and old this fort takes more than 3 hrs to be seen thoroughly. One can reach Sindhudurg via a short boat ride from Tarkarli beach (Jetty).Watersports - This places is also famous among the tourists to enjoy variety of water sports such as jet boat, banana ride, parasailing as well as scuba.
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5) 10:30AM Boat will come to pick you up at the cottage. Its a 30mins boat ride to Sindhudurga Fort which is a marvel fort in itself, a fort that lies in the Arabian sea. The fort was built by Father of Indian Navy - "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj". Forts main objective was to counter the rising influence of foreign colonizers (English, Dutch, French and Portuguese merchants) and to curb the rise of Siddis of Janjira. The fort has Temple of "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj" which is the only temple of him in the world. There are places in fort where historians have also marked the footprints of Shivaji Maharaj.