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Fattegad Fort
फत्तेगड
Part of Konkan Coast
Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
Type Sea Fort
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Construction
materials
Laterite Stone
Height MSL.
Current
condition
Ruins
Current
owner
Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Controlled by

 Maratha Empire (1670-1818)
 United Kingdom

  • East India Company (1818-1857)
  • British Raj (1857-1947)
 India (1947-)

Fattegad (Marathi language: फत्तेगड,फत्ते दुर्ग) is a fort located 15 km from Dapoli, in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is one of three forts built to guard the Suvarnadurg fort; the other two are Goa fort and Kanakdurg.

History[]

The fort was built by Khairiyat Khan during the Shivaji era. This fort was under the control of Tulaji Angre. Due to the rivalry between Peshwa and Angre, a combined efforts were made by British and the Peshwa against Tulaji. The fort was captured by Captain James and handed over to Peshwas. In 1817 British forces captured the fort from the Peshwas.[1]

Nearby places[]

The nearest town is Dapoli. The fort is at walkable distance from the Harne town. A wide motorable road leads to the entrance gate of the fort. It takes about half an hour to have a walk around the fort.

Appearance[]

The fort is in a dilapidated state. The only parts of the fort left standing are the walls and the bridge joining with Kanakdurg.

Coordinates: 17°48′55.9″N 73°05′26.2″E / 17.815528°N 73.090611°E / 17.815528; 73.090611

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References[]

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