Today's plan was to visit 3 seaside forts namely Purnagad, Vijaydurg and Devgad along with Kunkeshwar temple.. I started from Ganpatipuley at 7 am towards Ratnagiri. On the way is Bhandarpuley village. It also has nice beach and more or less untouched. Ratnagiri is around 15-16 kms away from Ganpatipuley via coastal highway. I withdrew some cash and filled some fuel in the Pulsar before continuing towards Pavas which is again some 15 kms away. Just outside of Ratnagiri city is Bhatey beach which is not so pleasant as the water is dirty. Muddy water from the creek meets the sea close to the beach. May be it was because of the rains at night. In Pavas i had breakfast and moved on for Purnagad which is just 7 km from Pavas.
|View of creek from Purnagad|
Here I met an old person who is related to Shivsena. He helped me to understand the history and geography of the fort. Also, he added about one marathi film "Bayo" was shooted in and around the fort. Film is based on love story of childhood friends. It was great to know all the information.
As per plan, next destination was Vijaydurg fort. However I decided to visit Kanakaditya temple in Kelshi village which is 5 kms inside from the road leading to Vijaydurg. It is one of the few temples devoted to "Surya"(Sun).
|Ammunation storage at Vijaydurg|
|Fortified walls at the entrance of Vijaydurg|