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Jaigad Fort

Jaigad Fort
जयगड किल्ला
Part of the Maratha Empire
Jaigad, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
Western Wall of the Jaigad Fort
Jaigad Fort is located in Maharashtra
Jaigad Fort
Jaigad Fort
Type Coastal Fortification
Site information
Controlled by

 Konkan Pirates
 Maratha Empire (1713-1818)
 United Kingdom

 India (1947-)[1]
Open to
the public
Condition Protected Ruins
Site history
Built by Presumed to be Sultan of Bijapur, strengthened by Kanhoji Angre

Jaigad Fort (Marathi: 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]


  1. ^ Naravane, M. S. (1998). The Maritime and Coastal Forts of India. Pg. 71: APH Publishing. pp. 196 pages.  
  2. ^ Naravane, M. S. (1998). The Maritime and Coastal Forts of India. Pg. 70: APH Publishing. pp. 196 pages.  
  3. ^ "India travelogue entry about Ganepatipule and Jaigad Fort". Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  4. ^ "List of the protected monuments of Mumbai Circle district-wise". 
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