Nivati Fort


Type:Coastal Fort
Location:About 10 km away from Malvan and 15 km from Vengurla
District: Sindhudurga

Nivati Fort is on the hill near the Nivati village to the south of Sindhudurga fort, about 10 km away from Malvan and 15 km from Vengurla. The fort extended over an area of 4-5 acres and covered with dense bushes. Shivaji Maharaj constructed this fort to safeguard the sea route from Karli creek near Malvan to Vengurla.

Nivati Fort merged with the seashore, therefore, the rocks on the bottom based are clearly visible. The rippling perennial springs are also the fine view of Bhogwe beach.


Shivaji Maharaj built this fort immediately after the Sindhudurg fort was built. This fort was used to look over the Karli creek and the Vengurla port. This fort was later captured by Sawant of Sawantwadi. In 1748, Ismail Khan, who was working under the Portuguese, captured this fort. In 1787 Karvirkar of Kolhapur gained control of this fort. The control of the fort passed to Sawants in 1803. The H.M. IV Rifles of British Army captured this fort on February 4, 1818, without any resistance.

Places to Visit on Fort:

Nivati is an unexplored piece of land that springs a surprise at every turn you take. Nivati beach is a secluded cove with a beautiful stretch of white sand beach and a turquoise blue sea to complement it. The Nivati beach is without a doubt the main attraction in Nivati.

Nivati fort today is in ruins although some walls of the fort are still in good condition. The ground is covered with thorny bushes. The fort is located on 50 m high ground from the sea and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea and the beach. There is a moat around the fort. Nivati fort provides beautiful views of surrounding Bhogave beach and the sea.

How to reach:

By Air:
Dabolim is the nearest airport.

By Rail:
Kudal- 29 KM on Konkan Railway

By Road:
Kudal- 29 KM. Vengurla- 33 KM.

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Best time to visit:

The temperature remains in the comfortable 13 °C – 30 °C during October to February and these are the best months to visit Nivati Fort.

About Ravi

I love history and also like to read about the history of forts in Maharashtra. Graduate from Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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