Military Wiki
Advertisement
Goa Fort
गोवा किल्ला
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-)

Goa Fort (Marathi language: गोवा किल्ला) is a fort located 15 km from Dapoli, in Ratnagiri district, of Maharashtra. This fort is one of the three forts built to guard the Suvarnadurg fort, the other two forts are Kanakdurg and Fatte durg. The fort is a main tourist attraction in the Harne village.

History[]

Much less history is known about this fort. In 1862 it is reported that there were 19 cannons and 200 soldiers on the fort[1]

How to reach[]

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.

Places to see[]

There are two entrance gate in the fort. One facing the landward side and the other facing the sea. There are various sculptures on the walls of the fort. There are remains of the collector's rest house on the fort.

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

See also[]

References[]

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Advertisement