Sindhudurg is a small town located in the Sindhudurg district in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is a place where nature can be seen in full bounty in the beaches, backwaters, pilgrimage centres, and waterfalls. Earlier a part of the district of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg is named after the popular Sindhudurg fort found here which stands for ‘fort in the sea’. The place has 37 forts, the highest number in Maharashtra. As per 2001 census, the total population of Sindhudurg is 868825 out of which rural populace is 91%. Literacy rate is 80.30% here. Agriculture is the predominant source of living.
Places to Stay
Budget hotels can be found in the Sindhudurg district such as Omkar Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards), Ramalee Inn Lodging Boarding (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards), and Nivati Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Sindhudurg is Malvani. The alternative languages spoken here are Marathi, Konkani, and English.
Some of the major local festivals of Sindhudurg include Mahashivaratri in February-March, Janamashtami in August, Ganesha Chaturthi in September, and Ram Navami in October.
Places of Interest
Sindhudurg Fort (8 km), Devgad Fort (30 km), and Kunkeswar Temple (40 km) are famous tourist spots situated near Sindhudurg.
How to Get There
Dabolim Airport (80 km) is the nearest airport to Sindhudurg.
Sindhudurg has its own railway station which is connected to most of the cities in Andhra Pradesh and few other cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Mangalore, and Pune.
Sindhudurg is well connected to cities and towns such as Goa, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, and Panaji. Paulo Travels and Sai Travels are a few good bus operators connecting to Sindhudurg at affordable bus tariffs. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.