Ratnagiri Fort, also known as Ratnadurg Fort or Bhagawati Fort is a fort placed 2 km from Ratnagiri, in Ratnagiri district, of Maharashtra. This castle is a vital fortress in Ratnagiri district. The castle is a main traveler attraction because of the Bhagawati Temple within the castle. This castle becomes constructed all through the Bahamani length. In 1670 Shivaji Maharaj won the fortress from the hands of Adil Shah of Bijapur. King Shivaji Maharaj had constructed defensive towers oncommanding points, one on the south and the other close to the antique court docket residence.
The Citadel defense became improved by way of maratha Koli admiral Kanhoji Angre in 1750 to 1755. Dhondu Bhaskar Pratinidhi did a few minor repairs to the citadel for the duration of Peshwa regime 1755 to 1818. The Fort was later won with the aid of the British in 1818.The temple of Bhagavati changed into renovated in 1950. The nearest city is Ratnagiri. The fortress is at walkable distance from the town. A wide motorable road leads to the doorway gate of the castle. It takes about an hour to have a stroll across the fortress. The lighthouse is located on one facet of the citadel.Inside the fort is Bhagawati temple, a pond and a properly. There is a cave under the fort. The strongest of the entire bastion is Rede Buruj.