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Padmgad (Malvan) FortHeight : 0 ft from MSL
Type : Coastal Forts Fort Range : None
District : Sindhudurga Grade : Easy
      Shivaji Maharaj built Padmgad, Rajkot and Sarjekot to protect Sindhudurga. Padmgad stands between Malvan sea shore and Sindhudurga on a rock, in order to avoid attacks on this way. This rock was carved out to build dock for building and repairing ships. Before Tsunami it was possible to walk to this fort during low tide.
Fascinating Spots :

      The main entrance of the fort is intact and faces Sindhudurga. The ramparts and bastions are destroyed. There is a dry well in and a temple of “Vetal” in the fort. The local people have hoisted flags on the bastion in front of the temple. The surrounding rock was smartly modified by Maratha architects to build a dock here.
Ways To Reach :
      We have to convince the boatmen near Dandgeshwar temple in Malvan to reach the fort. Else we just get a glance of the fort while going to Sindhudurga or from a bastion on Sindhudurga where hand and foot prints of Shivaji Maharaj are kept.
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Forts of Grade: Easy
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 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  Kala Killa  Kalyangad(Nandgiri)  Kanakdurg
 Kankrala  Karmala Fort  Karnala  Kelve Fort
 Kelve Pankot  Khanderi  Kharepatan fort  Khubladha Fort (Thal Fort)
 Kotkamate  Kurdugad  Lohgad  Machnur
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 Mahipalgad  Mahuli  Malegaon Fort  Malhargad
 Mangi-Tungi  Moragad  Nagardhan  Nagla Bunder Fort
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 Panhalgad  Paranda  Parola  Piliv Fort
 Pratapgad  Purandar  Raigad  Rajkot
 Ramdurg  Rasalgad  Revdanda  Riwa Fort
 Sadashivgad  Samrajgad  Sarjekot(Malvan)  Sindhudurg
 Sinhagad  Sion Fort  Subhan Mangal  Sudhagad
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