(Last Updated on : 04-10-2019)
Ratnagiri Fort, also known as Ratnadurg Fort or Bhagawati Fort, is located 2 km away from Ratnagiri District
. It is an important structure of the district and a dominant tourist spot for housing the Bhagawati Temple inside the fort campus. Apart from the temple, there are a lighthouse, a pond, a well and a cave below the fort. The strongest bastion is Rede Buruj.
History of Ratnagiri Fort
The fort was built during Bahamani period
. In 1670 Shivaji Maharaj
won the fort from Adil Shah of Bijapur
. Shivaji further built protecting towers on two commanding points- one at the south and the other near the old court house. Later, Dhondu Bhaskar Pratinidhi did some minor repairs to the fort during Peshwa
regime. The fort was later won by the British in 1818. The temple of Bhagavati was renovated in 1950.
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