Monday, June 6, 2011

SINDHUDURG DISTRICT

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General Information :

Sindhudurg district is the Southern part of the ‘Konkan’ which is historically famous for its long coast line and safe harbors. The district is named after the fort of Sindhudurg (which means “fort in the sea”), which lies on a rocky island just off the coast of Malvan.

Sindhudurg is bordered on the North by Ratnagiri District, on the South by the state of Goa, on the west by the Arabian Sea, and to the east across the crest of the Western Ghats or Sayadhris is Kolhapur District.

Sindhudurg district comprises of 8 talukas : Sawantwadi, Kudal, Vengurla, Malvan, Devgad, Kankavli, Vaibhavwadi and Dodamarg. Smaller towns include Talere, Vaibhavwadi, Shirgaon, Kharepatan, Achara, Banda and the hill resort of Amboli.

The modern township of Sindhudurgnagari is the headquarters of Sindhudurg district.

The main rivers in the district are Devgad, Gad, Shuk, Achra, Terekhol, Sahyadri, Kurla, Kalna and Tilari.

Sindhudurg being a coastal district, the climate is generally moist and humid and the temperature variations during the day and throughout the seasons are not large.

Mango is a major factor to the life of Sindhudurg. Varieties of Alphonso Mango from Devgad are particularly popular. Other varieties of mango are Mankur, Pāyari and Karel (used for preparing Mango Pickle) are also popular for their distinct taste.

Most of the district area covered by dense rain forest, Amboli hill station area is most suitable habitat for wild animals like leopard, wild cats, rabbits, wild hen and some times wild buffalo also appears in winter season.

National Highway 17 passes through this area. With 7 railway stations, a 103 km stretch of Konkan Railway line passes through this district. It has good road and rail links with Goa and Bombay

Places of attraction :

• Forts : Sindhudurg Fort , Vijaydurg Fort , Nivti Fort

• Holyplaces : Redi Ganesh, Navadurga Temple, Dev Kaleshwar Temple, Kunkeshwar Temple, Lakshminarayan Temple, Shri Bramhanand Swami Math, Shri Sai Baba Temple (oldest in India), Bharadi Devi Temple, Shree Dev Rameshwar Temple, Bhalchandra Maharaj Ashram ………….many more

• Others : Tilari Dam, Amboli Hill Station, Napapne Waterfall …….many more


• Beaches : Redi, Shiroda, Tarkarli, Malvan, Vijaydurg, Velagar, Bhogve, Nivti, Khavne, Devbaug, Wayaangani, Achara, Mochemad, Mithbaon, Sagaareshwar (Ubhadanda), Chivla, Baagayat

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