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Purnagad Fort
पूर्णगड
Part of Malabar sea coast
Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
Type Sea fort
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Construction
materials
Stone
Height 300 Ft.
Current
condition
Ruins
Current
owner
 IndiaGovernment of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Controlled by  Maratha Empire
 India (1947-)

Purnagad Fort / पूर्णगड is a fort located 25 km from Ratnagiri,in Ratnagiri district, of Maharashtra. This fort is a very small, not so important fort in Ratnagiri district. The Fort is spread over 22acres and located on a northern hill on Muchkundi River.

History[]

Not much History about this fort is known.According to some people, it was constructed by the king Shivaji while others give credit to Kanhoji Angre.[1] This fort exacted very less revenue during Peshwa regime.[2]

How to reach[]

The nearest town is Purnagad which is 464 km from Mumbai and 322 km from Pune via Sakharpa-Karad by road. There are good hotels at Purnagad and Ratnagiri.Now tea and snacks are also available in small hotels along the coastal road. The trekking path starts from the hillock west of the Purnagad village. Now there is very safe and wide road up to the fort. It takes about 15mins to reach the entrance gate of the fort by climbing steps.

Places to see[]

The fort is built using the Black basalt rock. The Fort is rectangular in shape. There is a Maruti Idol at the entrance gate. On the entrance gate, Sun-Moon and Ganapati are carved in the stone. Inside the fort is a Holy Basil stand and ruins of the buildings. The other gate opens on the sea side.It requires 15 mins to walk around the fort.[3] Coordinates: 16°48′28.9″N 73°18′53.7″E / 16.808028°N 73.314917°E / 16.808028; 73.314917

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