Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Forts of Konkan 50 : Kille Purnagad किल्ले पुर्णगड

Purnagad, Tal. Dist. Ratnagiri
Seaside Fort

Things to see:
The fort is located on the hillock which is on the northern side of Muchakundi creek. At the main entrance of the fort there is one idol of Hanuman. There is carving of Sun and moon on the main entrace. There are remains of palace of fort in charge (killedar).There is a well outside the fort near the entrance. There is also another entrance towards the side of the sea.

It is said that Shivaji Maharaj stopped his fort construction after this fort hence the name Purna (complete) gad (fort). Some people also say that the fort was built by Sekhoji Angre, son of Kanhoji Angre.

The fort is in ruins but many of the walls of the fort are still in good condition/

Nearby attractions:
Gaonkhadi village beach, Shaikha Ali Baba Pir in the Muchkundi creek

How to reach:
By your own vehicle:
Follow the route as given below to reach,
Hatkhamba Ratnagiri
Satara Chiplun
Amba Sakharpa
Rajapur Gaonkhadi

By public transport:
While coming from Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur catch direct ST or Private buses available for Ratnagiri. Ratnagiri is also connected by train to Mumbai. From Ratnagiri frequent ST buses are available for Purnagad. While coming from Goa and Sindhudurg districts, come to Rajapur by ST bus and then catch ST buses which can take you upto Dhartale. At this road junction you can get ST buses for Purnagad.

Nearby Places for stay:
Rajapur, Ratnagiri, Pawas