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Jaigad Fort
जयगड किल्ला
Part of the Maratha Empire
Jaigad, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
File:Jaigad outerwall1.jpg
Western Wall of the Jaigad Fort
Type Coastal Fortification
Coordinates Latitude: 17.3007
Longitude: 73.2215
Built by Presumed to be Sultan of Bijapur, strengthened by Kanhoji Angre
Protected Ruins
Open to
the public
Controlled by

 Konkan Pirates
 Maratha Empire (1713-1818)
 United Kingdom

  • East India Company (1818-1857)
  • India (1857-1947)
 India (1947-)[1]

Jaigad Fort (Marathi language: जयगड किल्ला, Jayagaḍa killā) (Also transliterated as Zyghur in old British records.[2]) is a coastal fortification that is located at the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri District, in the state of Maharashtra, India. Nestled on a cliff, it overlooks a bay formed where the Shastri river enters the Arabian Sea.[3] It has a commanding view of the bay and the open sea. A jetty port, and a lighthouse is located nearby. Although in ruins, most of the fort's outer wall and ramparts still stand. A deep moat surrounds the fort side not facing the cliff edge. It is a protected monument.[4]


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