• Name of the Fort:
  • Sarjekot
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Easy
  • Endurance Level:
  • Easy

About Fort

  • Region:
  • Sindhudurg
  • Description:
  • Sarjekot Fort is one amongst the many fortresses constructed by the Maratha ruler, Shivaji. Lying north of the Sindhudurg Fort, this fort comes under the group of forts that were raised in and around Malvan, between the 16th and 18th centuries. It is believed that the fort was built in 1668 to provide shelter to Shivaji's ships during storms and the rainy season. It is located near the mouth of the Talashil River, from where people can enjoy very good views of the sunrise and sunset.
  • History:
  • Shivaji Maharaj built Padmagad, Rajkot and Sarjekot to protect Sindhudurga. Sarjekot stands at the mouth of Kolamb creek. In monsoon the Maratha ships were anchored in this creek. Shivaji Maharaj built this fort in 1668. The main entrance of the fort is small but decorative with an arch. There is a bastion near the entrance. There are houses inside the fort walls. If we walk along the houses, we reach the citadel, where the ramparts and bastions are intact. The entrance to this citadel is destroyed. There is a well, a Tulsi Vrindavan and stairs to climb the walls of the citadel. The fort walls facing the sea are also in good condition.