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Part of Maharashtra
Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra, India
Yeshwantgad is located in Maharashtra
Coordinates 16°37′47″N 73°21′26″E / 16.629700°N 73.357252°E / 16.629700; 73.357252
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Owner India Government of India

Yeshwantgad also spelt as Yashwantgad is an island fortification off the coast of Maharashtra in Ratnagiri district.[1] It is built on the Rajapur creek with the sea on one side. On three sides it was protected by a ditch which can no longer be seen. On the fourth side there was a wall with 17 bastions. Now the walls are in a ruined condition. Its gate was on the eastern side. A ship (HMS Outram sank here on 1 January 1817 after which a lighthouse at nearby Jaitapur was built. Other than this no notable historical events took place here.[2]


  1. ^ "Friends of Forts". Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ Naravane, M.S. (1998). The maritime and coastal forts of India (Illustrated ed.). APH Publishing. p. 73. ISBN 81-7024-910-4. Retrieved 2009-03-19.