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The Land of Culture and Natural beauty. Sindhudurg is famous for it’s natural beauty like Beaches, Backwater, Waterfalls and Pilgrimage centers. The major attraction here is the long and narrow stretch of beaches. On a clear day, you can see the sea-bed through a depth of 20 ft. Then of course, there are the forts, Sindhudurg one of Maharashtra’s more popular and important sea forts built in the 17th century and the famous Padmagarh fort.

The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit through out the year to see this Maratha glory. Sindhudurg is in the Konkan area of Maharashtra having picturesque stretch of land on the west cost of India, endowed with the beautiful seashore, picturesque Mountains and scenic natural beauty and known for tropical fruits like the world famous Alphonso Mangoes, Cashews, Jamuns etc. Sindhudurg District is the southern part of the greater tract known as the ‘Konkan’ which is historically famous for its long coast line and safe harbors.

Sindhudurg District was earlier a part of the Ratnagiri district . For administrative convenience and industrial and agricultural development Ratnagiri district was divided into Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg with effect from 1st May,1981. Sindhudurg district now comprises of eight tahsils of Sawantwadi, Kudal, Vengurla, Malvan, Devgad, Kankavli, Vaibhavwadi and Dodamarg.The word ‘Konkan’ is of Indian origin and of considerable antiquity, though the origin of the name has never been sufficiently explained.

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