Formerly known as Gheriah, the sea port of Vijayadurg is located on the west coast of India. With calm waters and long stretches of clean beaches, Vijayadurg makes for the perfect weekend getaway to escape from the hustle bustle and fast paced city life of Mumbai and Pune. Vijayadurg Fort, with its imposing façade, constructed by Shivaji Maharaj is the major tourist highlight of Vijayadurg.
Places to Stay
Vijayadurg has limited options for accommodation. Only a few guest houses are available here. However, there is also the option of homestays in Vijayadurg, which most visitors opt for.
The official language of Vijayadurg is Marathi. The other languages spoken in Vijayadurg include Konkani, Hindi and English.
Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of September is celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Vijayadurg are Vijayadurg Fort, Maratha Admiral Kanhoji Angre's Naval Base and Dry Dock and Mango Research Institute among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vijayadurg is Kolhapur Airport, which is situated at a distance of 120 km approximately.
The nearest major railway station from Vijayadurg is Kankavli, which is situated at a distance of 80 km approximately.
Vijayadurg has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Mumbai, Pune and Goa among others. It is mostly state run buses which ply on this route. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets.