Kharepatan fort

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 80

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Kharepatan

District: Sindhudurg

Nearest Railway Station: Rajapur, Nandgaon

How to reach:

Kharepatan village is on the border of Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts. Rajapur and Nandgaon are the nearest railway stations on the Konkan Railway line. Kharepatan village is 25 kms from these two stations.

In the village, we first come across ST bus stand and then the market area. The line of shops from the market towards the creek leads us to the steps reaching a school. This school is in Kharepatan fort premises itself.

Time to reach from base village: 30 mins

What to see:

Earlier, the fort stood protected with the creek on one side and a trench on three sides but due to urbanization the trench no longer exists. The fort wall and bastions are seen lost in a pile of mud. There is a temple of Goddess Durga on the citadel which was built by Shivaji Maharaj. There is a well near this temple which has a narrow way leading to horse stable near the creek which is hidden in bushes. There are also some devastated structures, “Sulacha dagad” (a stone) on the fort.

Accommodation Facility: Not Available

Food Facility: Not Available

Drinking Water Facility: Not Available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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