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Gowalkot is an island situated around 10 km from Chiplun surrounded by the Vashishti River having a population which includes Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists. According to old natives of Gowalkot, the history of Gowalkot goes back to a Local Chieftain, who was Hindu and finally was converted in Muslim, his surname was "CHOUGLE". so most of the land and property of gowalkot belongs to "CHOUGLE" Family. Famous for its ancient fort build by SiddiHabshi of Janjira in 1690.The Gowalkot Fort covers an area of around two acres. Kanhoji Angre in 1744 captured it from Habshi and later in 1755 lost it to the Peshwa and eventually in 1818 British took control from the Peshwa. Portuguese ships attacked this fort during the Siege of Dabhol. The fort is Almost ruined and at present is dilapidated. However from within the fort there are trees, buildings and dwellings and a dry well which is approximately 22 feet deep,Located on top of the small hill on the fort.The Vashisthi River,offers the most beautiful and stunning glimpse of the smoothly flowing Vashisthi River and the undulating valley. Nature enthusiasts can indulge themselves by setting out on a trek around the areas near the fort and soak in the atmosphere at the fort.Go here alone, with family or your partner, for a truly spectacular experience


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