Friday, 28 January 2011


Revdanda is a village near Alibag, India. It is 17 km away from Alibag and 125 km away from Mumbai.Till a few years ago the coastal road that goes south from Alibag used to terminate at Revdanda where it encountered the Kundalika creek. A bridge now spans the creek and the whole stretch southward of Revdanda up to Murud-Janjira has now become accessible. Part of the town is situated within the premises of an old Portuguese fort.

If you drive through the town, the road enters through an old archway and then exits from another before getting to the bridge. If between these two archways you turn right and make a detour to the western portion of the fort, which reaches out into the sea, you have found a great vantage point. During high tide the waves crash onto the palm-fringed ramparts of the fort and you get a magnificent view of the creek to the south and the beach to the north. There is an entrance from the beach to the fort. Revdanda is also the location where St. Francis Xavier delivered one of his early sermons in India. The chapel still exists in a run down condition. The chapel is within the walled fort, on the south side and not far from the main road. There are many places to watch out in Revdanda. Revdanda is a historical place and resembles closely to the era of shivaji, though its not one the famous place in history related to Shivaji Maharaj.

Revdanda came into when Russian historians found out that the first traveller to India landed in Revdanda. A monument was raised in his memory. On the 23rd of November, 2000, a foundation stone for the monument in memory of Afanasy Nikitin, the first Russian traveller to India was laid at Revdanda. 

The beauty of this place lies in the coconut and beetlenut trees in this region. The plantations of coconut trees is called "naralachi baag" or "wadi" in Marathi language. The place is also famous for a species of aromatic flower called "Bakuli" its a small flower with a wonderful fragrance. Apart from the plantations of coconut and beetlenut the livelihood of people in this region comes from the production of rice. The most perfect time to visit Revdanda is month of Dec and Monsoon season.

Places of Attraction
Datta Mandir
Rameshwar Mandir
Shitala Devi Mandir
Revdanda Beach
Revdanda Fort

How to Reach :
Revdanda is just 16 km from Alibaug and is on the same stretch. One can follow the same route as mentioned for Alibaug. Most preferable is the ferry service from where one can get down at Mandawa Jetty and take private auto rickshaw or bus to Revdanda.

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