Sindhudurg Fort is an authentic fortress that possesses an islet in the Arabian Sea, simply off the shore of Maharashtra in Western India. The stronghold lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan locale of Maharashtra, 450 kilometers 280 mi south of Mumbai. It is a secured landmark. This fortress was developed by Shivaji, the Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire. The principle question was to counter rising impact of outside colonizers The English, Dutch, French and Portuguese dealers and to control the ascent of Siddis of Janjira. The stronghold was based on a little island which was known as the Khurte wagered wager implies island in Marathi.