Vijaydurg is located in Devgad taluka of Sindhudurg district, a region famous for its produce of Alphonso mangoes.To gain an insight into how the Maratha rulers became such a huge and powerful force, a visit to some of the forts built or conquered under the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a must. Vijaydurg, the oldest fort on the Sindhudurg coast, is one of the most interesting because it was virtually impregnable. Its geographical advantages include the 40 km long Waghotan creek. While large vessels could not enter the shallow water of this creek, the Maratha warships could be anchored here and yet remain invisible from the sea.