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Jaigad Fort
जयगड किल्ला
Part of the Maratha Empire
Jaigad, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
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Western Wall of the Jaigad Fort
Type Coastal Fortification
Coordinates Latitude: 17.3007
Longitude: 73.2215
Built by Presumed to be Sultan of Bijapur, strengthened by Kanhoji Angre
Current
condition
Protected Ruins
Open to
the public
Yes
Controlled by

 Bijapur
 Konkan Pirates
 Sangameshwar
 Maratha Empire (1713-1818)
 United Kingdom

  • East India Company (1818-1857)
  • India (1857-1947)
 India (1947-)[1]

Jaigad Fort (Marathi language: जयगड किल्ला, Jayagaḍa killā) (Also transliterated as Zyghur in old British records.[2]) is a coastal fortification that is located at the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri District, in the state of Maharashtra, India. Nestled on a cliff, it overlooks a bay formed where the Shastri river enters the Arabian Sea.[3] It has a commanding view of the bay and the open sea. A jetty port, and a lighthouse is located nearby. Although in ruins, most of the fort's outer wall and ramparts still stand. A deep moat surrounds the fort side not facing the cliff edge. It is a protected monument.[4]

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