Konkan Tourism – Forts in and around Konkan Region

Konkan a place of natural beauty and Tourist Attraction. The forts in Konkan region have a vast history and were called ‘Killa’ in local language – a primary defence mechanism against enemy invasions. The Great Maratha King, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured and built many forts in his struggle to establish a ‘Hindavi Swarajya’. Konkan has various types of forts including sea forts, coastal forts, land forts and hill forts built by many rulers like Portugese, British, French, Dutch, Siddhis and Marathas. Among all this, it is interesting to explore the sea forts with the beautiful sea coasts.

List of Forts in and around Konkan Region

Ratnadurg Fort – Bhagavati fort

Jaigad Fort – Sea Fort

Purnagad Fort

Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts

Gopalgad Fort – Anjanwale Fort

Mandangad Fort

Devgad Fort

Gagangiri Fort

Janjira Fort – Murud Janjira Fort

Kasa Fort

Korlai Fort

Mahadev Fort

Padmagad Fort

Raigad Fort

Rangnagad

Sindhudurg Fort

Suvarnadurg Fort

Terekhol Fort

Vijaydurg Fort

Khanderi Underi

Lohagad Fort

Purandar Fort

Tikona Fort

Korigad

Mahuli Fort

Sudhagad Fort

Rajmachi is a fort

Harishchandragadh Fort

Sinhagad Fort

Rajgad Fort

Torna Fort / Prachandagad Fort

Shivneri Fort

Vasota Fort

Visapur Fort

Vichitragad Fort / Rohida Fort

Sudhagad Fort

Prabalgad Fort

Kohoj Fort

Pratapgad Fort

Panhala Fort

Ajinkyatara Fort

Kalavantin Durg Fort

Sajjangad Fort

Lingana Fort

Alang Madan Kulang Fort

Manaranjan Fort

Shrivardhan Fort

Chavand Fort

Dhak Bahiri Fort

Hadsar Fort

Jivdhan Fort / Jeevdhan Fort

Malhargad Fort / Sonori Fort

Mohangad Fort / Jaslodgad Fort

Narayangad Fort

Sangram Durga Fort

Shaniwarwada Fort

Tung Fort / Kathingad Fort

Kenjalgad Fort

Madh Fort

Mahim Fort

Worli Fort

Bombay Castle / Casa da Orta / Manor House

Castella de Aguada / Bandra Fort

Riwa Fort / Kala Killa / Dharavi Fort

Madh Fort / Versorva Fort

Mahim Fort

Mazagon Fort

Sion Fort / Sion Hillock Fort

Sewri Fort / Sewree Fort

Bassein Fort / Vasai Fort

Belapur Fort

Sagargad Fort

Kothligad Fort

Paankot Fort / Alibaug Fort

Kelve Fort / Madla Bhurj Fort

Bhongad / Bhavangad Fort

Shirgaon Fort

Arnala Fort – Vasai

Asawa Fort – Palghar

Balwantgad Fort – Shahapur

Belapur Fort – Thane

Bhairavgad Fort – Murbad

Bhandargad Fort – Shahapur

Bhavangad Fort – Palghar

Bhupatgad Fort – Jawhar

Dahanu Fort – Dahanu

Durgadi Fort – Kalyan

Dronagiri Fort – Uran

Gaimukh Fort – Thane

Gambhirgad Fort – Dahanu

Ghodbundar Fort – Thane

Gorakhgad Fort – Murbad

Hadsar Fort – Bhiwandi

Hirakot Fort – Thane

Jawhar Fort – Jawhar

Jivdhangad Fort – Vasai

Kaldurg Fort – Palghar

Kamandurg Fort – Vasai

Kelve Fort – Palghar

Korlai Fort – Korlai – near Revdanda

Mahim Fort – Palghar

Malanggad Fort – Kalyan

Mandvi Fort – Vasai

Nagla Bunder Fort – Thane

Palasgad Fort – Shahapur

Segvah/ Sawte Fort – Dahanu

Siddhagad Fort – Murbad

Fort George – Fort – Mumbai

Takmak Fort – Vasai

Tandulwadi Fort – Palghar

Tarapur Fort – Palghar

Thane Fort – Thane

Vajirgad Fort – Vasai

Yedvan Fort – Palghar

Karnala Fort

Gawilgad Fort

Chakan Fort

Kolaba Fort

Jivdani Fort / Kala Ghar

Asheri Fort – Palghar

Tarapur Fort

Irshalgad Fort

Vikatgad Fort / Peb Fort – Matheran

Chandan – Vandan Forts – Satara

Chanderi Fort – Badlapur / Vangani

Bharatgad and Bhagwatgad Fort

Kille Nivati Fort – Vengurla

Sarjekot Fort

Ramgad Fort

Gagangad Fort

Vishalgad Fort

Bhudargad Fort

Paargad Fort

Samangad Fort – Kolhapur

Ghosalgad Fort – Raigad

Avchitgad Fort – Raigad

Talgad Fort – Raigad

Hirakot Fort – Alibaug

Chandragad Fort – Mahabaleshwar

Surgad Fort – Raigad

Sarasgad Fort – Raigad

Birwadi Fort – Raigad

Mangad Fort – Raigad

Mrugagad Fort – Raigad

Padmadurg Fort – Raigad

Mangalgad Fort / Kangori Fort – Raigad

Manikgad Fort – Raigad

Sankshi Fort / Badruddin Fort – Raigad

Kawla Fort – Raogad

Palasdari Fort – Karjat – Raigad

Jijamata Palace – Pachad

Chapora Fort – Goa

Cabo De Rama Fort – Goa

Reis Magos Fort – Goa

Terekhol Fort / Tiracol Fort / Terecol Fort – Goa

Corjuem Fort – Goa

Aguada Fort – Goa

Sinquerim Fort – Goa

Rachol Fort – Goa

Nanuz Fort – Goa

Mormugao Fort – Goa

Anjdiv Fort – Goa

Colvale Fort – Goa

Ponda Fort – Goa

Alorna Fort

Konkan Tourism – Caves in and around Konkan Region

The Konkan land is scattered with caves. Konkan true monuments to nature, filled with charm and mystery. The great land of Konkan – Maharashtra – India is still unexplored. There are so many natural and wild caves in Konkan which are hidden into the deep and dense forest of Konkan Region. We always talk about sea, mountains, forests and historical monuments while discussing about holidaying there are many other unique natural and man made creations that are deeply attached with Konkan history and natural beauty. Caves are deeply connected to the history, culture, mystery and spirituality where inscriptions, pillars and wall paintings tell the tales of the region.

Here are some of the best caves in Konkan Region :-

Ainari Cave – Vaibhavwadi – Sindhudurg

Elephanta Caves / Gharapuri – Uran – Raigad ( Though near to Mumbai )

Kuda Caves – Murud-Janjira – Raigad

Ozar Caves / Brahmanand Cave – Malvan – Achara Road – Rewandi – Sindhudurg

Panhalekaji Caves – ( Khed – Ratnagiri ) ( Dapoli – Ratnagiri )

shivthar Caves / Shivthar Ghal / Sundarmath – Mahad – Raigad

Gandharpale Caves / Pala Caves – Mahad – Raigad

Kondana Caves – Karjat – Raigad

Kanheri Caves – Borivali – Mumbai

Karla Caves / Karle Caves / Karla Cells – Lonavala – Pune

Bhaja Caves / Bhaje Caves – Lonavala – Pune

Bedse Caves / Bedsa Caves – Maval – Pune

Lenyadri Caves – Junnar – Pune

Pandavleni Caves / Pandu Leni / Trirashmi Caves – Nashik

Pataleshwar Caves – Shivaji Nagar – Pune

Mahakali Caves / Kondivite Caves – Andheri – Mumbai

Jogeshwari Caves / Amboli cave – Jogeshwari – Mumbai

Mandapeshwar Caves – Borivali – Mumbai

Ghorwadeshwar Caves / Ghorawadi Caves – Pune

Bhandara Caves – Pune – Nashik Highway

Junnar Caves – Junnar – Pune

Tulja Lena / Tuljalena Caves – Junnar – Pune

Ramling Cave Temple – Hatkanangale – Kolhapur

Parashar Caves – Panhala – Kolhapur

Shiva Cave Temple – Marleshwar – Ratnagiri

Pandavaas Caves – Chiplun – Ratnagiri

Arvalem Caves / Harvalem Caves – Bicholim – Goa

Hiranyakeshwar Cave – Amboli – Sindhudurg

Thanale Caves – Sudhagad – Pali – Raigad

Lonad Caves – Kalyan

Naneghat Caves – Junnar – Pune

Magathane Caves – Kandivli – Mumbai

Chanderi Cave – Vangni – Thane

Lamgao Caves / Lamgau Caves – Bicholim – Goa

Rivona Caves / Pandava Caves – Rivona – Goa

Khandepar Caves / Candepar Caves – Ponda – Panjim – Goa

Naroa Caves / Narve Caves – Bicholim – Goa

Warkhand Caves – Pernem – Goa

Mangueshi Caves – Ponda – Goa

Dabos Cave – Sattari – Goa

Sidhanath Caves – Tar Surla – Dichol – Goa

Ishwarbhat Cave – Khandepar – Goa

Aquem Cave – Margao / Madgao – Goa

Karaswada Caves – Porvorim – Goa

Sanguem Caves – Sanguem – Goa

Verna Caves – Verna – Goa

Panthers Caves / Waghachi Gufa – Matheran – Raigad

Rajpuri Caves – Panchgani / Paachgani – Satara

Konkan – Beaches in Mumbai

KONKAN known as the Heaven on earth in Maharashtra – INDIA, which has a great history, culture, tradition, not only this but FULL of NATURE. One should definitely visit This Heaven on Earth called KONKAN.

Konkan region that is from Mumbai the Economic capital of India to Goa the tourist spot / state in India. The great Konkan region covers almost half of Maharashtra state – Tourist spots in Konkan such as :

 

Gorai Beach

Aksa Beach

Girgaon Chowpaty Beach

Versova Beach

Marve Beach

Madh Island Beach

Dadar Chowpaty

Juhu Beach

Uran Beach ( Navi Mumbai )

Erangal Beach 

Palm Beach

Marine Drive