Sindhudurg is a fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji and it occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Maharashtra in westernIndia. The fortress built in 1656, lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, south ofMumbai. It is a monument protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Sindhudurg lies to the north of Goa and around 490 km south of Mumbai. Sindhudurg can be reached either by train or by bus from Mumbai,Goa and Mangalore. The Konkan railway has a railway station at Sindhudurg, but only few trains stop there. The Maharashtra bus service connects Sindhudurg to Goa, Mumbai, Pune and various smaller towns nearby.The closest airport is Dabolim Airport in Goa, which is located at approx. 90 km away from Sawantwadi City (major tourist attraction) of Sindhudurg.