Vijaydurg looks very impressive at your first sight. Sitting on an elevated ground surrounded in three sides by water of the 40 km long Vaghotan creek, the fort looks formidable. The walls of the fort built with laterite stones are more or less intact. However they badly need repairs. Near the fort there is another dock, much bigger than the one which we saw at Devgarh. Thankfully there was no restriction in photography here.
History of Vijaydurg Fort
In 1653 Shivaji Maharaj had captured this fort from Adil Shah of Bijapur and renamed it as “VijayDurg”. The original name of the fort was “Gheria” and the first fortification appears to have been constructed in 1200 during the regime of Raja Bhoj II. Shivaji developed Vijaydurg as an important base for Maratha warships.