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                                                    ~Arya palav ( Xth Abhinav Vidyalay)                                                                  

I am going to share my experience of my native place Sindhudurg.

So it is a district of Maharashtra, located at the south end and covered by water from one side. It is almost 500km away from Mumbai. Some basic information about the district is, it was established on 1 May 1981 from the original district of Ratnagiri. This district is named after the fort Sindhudurg which was built by Shivaji Maharaj. When this district was established there were mainly six talukas which were  Kudal, Vengurla, Sawantwadi, Malvan, Kankavli & Devgad later two more talukas were added  Vaibhavwadi and Dodamarg.

This district is famous for its beaches, historical temples, exotic seafood, and the most popular variety of mango. So here are some of the most famous cuisines of Sindhudurg.

  • Cuisine of Sindhudurg

Being a coastal area, the most famous food items are seafood, rice, and coconut. Other than that, coconut dishes are also famous here. Some of the famous dishes are as follows.

1.Kombdi vade 

It is the most famous and loved dish in Sindhudurg which consists of traditional Malvani chicken curry and vade (puri made of rice and lentils flour) with onion, lemon, and solkadi.


It is a famous beverage in Sindhudurg. This is made from kokam or amsol and coconut milk. It is taken after meals as it is a good digester. We can see many of the food shops in Sindhudurg especially for Solkadi. 


One of my favorites is ghavne which is similar to nir dosa but the shape size is different. It is made up of only rice flour and it is eaten with green coconut chutney or sambar.

  • Famous places to visit in Sindhudurg
As being a tourist attraction there are many places to visit in Sindhudurg, some of them are listed below:

1.Kunkeshwar temple:-

It is the historical temple of lord shiva in Sindhudurg, located on the Coast of Arabian sea.This temple was built around 1100 AD by one of the kings of the yadava dynasty. During the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj this temple was renovated, which gives it a historical significance. As it is located on the coast it has a great scenario of beach and sunset/sunrise.

2.Sindhudurg Fort:- 

This fort is a historical fort located on an island in the Arabian sea, near the coast of Maharashtra. It was built by Shivaji Maharaj in 1664. The motive behind building this fort was to deal with the foreign affairs coming from the sea. The name of the island on which it                     is situated is Khurte island. 

3.Sawantwadi palace:-

This is the royal palace of Sawantwadi which was built during the region of 1755-1803 by Khem Sawant Bhonsale, the ruler of this region. This palace is located in the middle of the city. Inside it, there is a museum where there is a throne of silver as an exhibit. Still, the royal family is there in the palace with its present queen Satvashila Devi.

4. Amboli Ghat:-

This ghat is counted among the most beautiful ghats in India. This ghat is part of the Sahyadri range. The hill station of Sahyadri lies in this ghat. This Ghat receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon and consists of forests, waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. 

5. Napne waterfall 

In Konkan, this is the only waterfall that flows throughout the year. This waterfall is surrounded by beautiful forests and birds. You can hear the sweet whisper of birds by standing near the falls.

Thank you for reading!

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