Sindhudurg is one of the districts of Maharashtra. The district is given a name by its fort Sindhudurg which lies on the rocky island of Malvan. It is famous for its serene and beautiful beaches, temples, historical forts and folk art forms like Dashavtar, Chitrakathi, Pangul, Keertan, Dhangiri dance. This district has a great potential for attracting foreign tourists. This district is famous for tropical fruit like Alphonso mangoes, cashews, Jamuns etc. The district was established in the 1 May 1981. The language of this place is Marathi but people are talking in the Malwani-Kodali. Som of the historic background places is Redi, Banda, Vengurla, Sawantwadi, Amboli hill station. This place has many forts like Vijaydurg, Devgad, Bharatgad, Ramgad,  Sadanadgad, Shivgad, Yashwantgad etc. It is blessed with kukneshwar Temple. The name Sindhudurg is a combination of words Sindhu which means the sea and Durg, which translate to a fort. It was built by the great Maratha warrior King, Chattrapati Shivaji. It is built in such a way that it could not be easily seen by the enemies that came from the Arabian Sea.

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