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Nivati Fort FortHeight : 300 ft from MSL
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Malvan
District : Sindhudurga Grade : Easy
      The village of Nivati is located to the south of Sindhudurga fort, about 10 km away from Malvan and 15 km from Vengurla. Shivaji Maharaj constructed this fort in order to safeguard the sea route from Karli creek near Malvan to Vengurla.
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Nivati Fort
History :
      Shivaji Maharaj built this fort after Sindhudurga. It was then seized by the rulers of Sawantwadi. In 1748, Ismail Khan, serving the Portuguese, took over the fort. In 1787 the Chatrapati of Karveer won the forts from the Sawants. The Sawants took it back in 1803. The British captured the fort on 4th February 1818.
Fascinating Spots :

      While climbing the stone steps of the fort, we can see moat on both sides of the steps, around 20 x 10 feet deep. It’s covered by trees now. The entrance is almost destroyed, with a big bastion and ramparts remaining. If we go to the top from the path to the right of the fort, we can see the ramparts and the moat. From the western point, we can see the wonderful orange coloured rocks on the beach. To the right side is the beautiful Bhogve beach. We can also see the light house of Vengurla, situated on “Burnt Rocks”. The citadel is strengthened by moats. The walls are still there, and plinths of some mansions can be seen.

In front of the sea facing side of the fort, we can see a rock almost 20 feet towards the sea, called as “Junagad”. One can climb over the same. In the village, we can see water tanks called “Shivaji’s Pond”. Also, the Vetoba temple in Parule village and the carvings seen around are not to be missed.
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Notes :
      If we hire a private vehicle from Malvan and leave early, we can cover forts of Nivati (25 km), Yeshwantgad Redi (40 km) and Terekhol (7 km) and return to Malvan or stay at Panjim.
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Forts of Grade: Easy
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 Arjungad  Avchitgad  Bahadarpur Fort  Bahadurgad
 Bahadurwadi gad  Ballalgad  Banda Fort  Bandra Fort
 Bankot  Belapur Fort  Belgaum Fort  Bhagwantgad
 Bhangsigad(Bhangsi mata gad)  Bharatgad  Bhavangad  Bhudargad
 Bhupalgad (Banurgad)  Bhupatgad  Birwadi  Chakan Fort
 Colaba  Danda Fort  Dasgaon Fort  Dategad
 Dharavi Fort  Dhotri Fort (Gadhi)  Durgadi Fort  Dutch Warehouse( Vengurla Fort)
 Fattegad  Gandharvgad  Ghodbunder Fort  Goa Fort
 Gopalgad  Indrai  Induri Fort (Gadhi)  Jaigad
 Jamgaon Fort  Janjira  Kakati Fort  Kala Killa
 Kalyangad(Nandgiri)  Kanakdurg  Kankrala  Karmala Fort
 Karnala  Kelve Fort  Kelve Pankot  Khanderi
 Kharepatan fort  Khubladha Fort (Thal Fort)  Kotkamate  Kurdugad
 Lohgad  Machnur  Madh Fort (Varsova Fort)  Mahadevgad
 Mahim Fort  Mahim Fort ( Kelve - Mahim)  Mahipalgad  Mahuli
 Malegaon Fort  Malhargad  Mangi-Tungi  Moragad
 Moti Daman Fort  Nagardhan  Nagla Bunder Fort  Naldurg
 Naneghat  Nani Daman Fort (St.Jerome Fort)  Nivati Fort  Pachhapur Fort
 Padmgad (Malvan)  Panhalgad  Paranda  Pardi Fort
 Parola  Piliv Fort  Pratapgad  Purandar
 Raigad  Rajhansgad (Yellur Fort)  Rajkot  Ramdurg
 Rasalgad  Revdanda  Riwa Fort  Sadashivgad
 Samrajgad  Sarjekot(Malvan)  Sindhudurg  Sinhagad
 Sion Fort  Subhan Mangal  Sudhagad  Terekhol Fort
 Tikona  Tringalwadi  Tung  Vajragad (Vasai)
 Vasantgad  Vijaydurg  Worli Fort  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)
 Yashwantgad(Nate)