Sindhudurg is a picturesque maritime district in
Maharashtra. It is situated at the southern tip of the Konkan tracts. Sindhudurg District is bordered by
Arabian Sea in the west, Sahyadri mountain ranges in the east,
Ratnagiri District in the north and the state of
Goa in the south. It is Maharashtra’s second smallest and one of the least urbanized districts. The place is blessed with the beautiful seashore, picturesque mountains and scenic natural beauty.
Marathi is the official language. The major folk-arts include Dashavatar, Chitrakathi, Pangul, Keertan and Dhangiri dance.
Sindhudurg District is an agricultural and fishing area. Mango, jackfruit, cashew nut, coconut and arecanut are the major crops. The people specialize in handloom weaving, pottery, painted woodwork, lacquer ware and copperware. Maruti, Bhavani, Mahadev and Jarimai are the temples dedicated to Hindu deities. The Vijaydurg or Victory Fort at
Amboli and the Padamgarh Fort are the major tourist attractions.