To the left of Narmada Jetty , you can see another big jetty named ... the Brick Water Jetty ...... this jetty prevents big waves lashing on the Narmada & Civilian Jetty.
Over-all, a charming & scenic beauty of the Arabian sea that can be enjoyed from the top of the fort .....
A brief history of the fort :
The fort was built during the Bahamani period . Later, it was conquered by Adilshah that in turn was own by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1670.
From 1710 to 1755, it was kept by Angres and then upto 1810 it was possessed by the Peshwas.
The Queen of Janshi had visited this fort before the battle of 1857.
So, Bahamani, Adilshah, Maratha and Peshwa are the four monarch that reigned over this mighty fort ....
How to reach the fort :
You can reach upto the fort by your own vehicle .
There are MSRTC buses from Ratnagiri bus stand with decent frequency to reach upto the fort ....
Lastly, you can also hire a Tuk Tuk (Auto-rickshaw) from Ratnagiri town.
Important Notes :
- Carry your own water bottle and some snacks , as needed.
- Avoid afternoon visit to the fort ... you won't enjoy the views in blazing sun
- Carry your sunglass, goggles and hat .
- Carry your sunscreens .
- No entry fees required.
In short, definitely worth a visit ....
I recommend this place to visit if you are in Ratnagiri ....