|Part of Konkan coast Range|
|Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra|
|Red laterite Stone|
Nivati Fort ( Marathi language:निवतीचा किल्ला ) is a fort located 10 km south of Malvan in Sindhudurg district, of Maharashtra. This fort is located on the hill near the Nivati village. The fort is spread over an area of 4-5 acres and covered with dense bushes.
Shivaji Maharaj built this fort immediately after the Sindhudurgfort was built. This fort was used to look over the Karli creek and the Vengurla port. This fort was later captured by Sawant of Sawantwadi. In 1748, Ismail Khan, who was working under the Portuguese, captured this fort. In 1787 Karvirkar of Kolhapur gained control of this fort. In 1803, the control of the fort passed to Sawants. The H.M. IV Rifles of British Army captured this fort on February 4, 1818 without any resistance.
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The gates and bastion are in good state. The entire fort is protected by 20 feet wide and 10 feet deep moat. It takes about an hour to visit all places on the fort. You will get to see a great and beautiful view of sea. You can see a Light House Called 'Nivati Rock' far away in mid sea.
- List of forts in Maharashtra
- List of forts in India
- Sawantwadi State
- Marathi People
- Maratha Navy
- Maratha War of Independence
- Battles involving the Maratha Empire
- Maratha Army
- Military history of India
- ↑ "Gazetteer Of The Ratnagiri District". Gazetteers.maharashtra.gov.in. https://cultural.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/RATNAGIRI/places_Nivti.html. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
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