KANKAVLI is a very popular for MARKETS . KANKAVLI is famous for CITYCENTER
The place is located at an altitude of 42 metres in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Near Devgad , located 1 kms from KANKAVLI railwaystation is the closest railway station of the place whereas Dabolim, Goa is the airport, located at a distance of 133 kms and 113 kms from Oros , the District capital.
As soon as the monsoon starts, the place gets much relief from the scorching heat of the summer. Though in KANKAVLI , Monsoons start in June and end in September the place gets heavy rainfall throughout the month of May. It is the best time to visit KANKAVLI for those who love monsoon season.
River Gad which originates near the Fort Rangana travels almost 80 kms before meeting the Arabian Sea. It served as an important trade route and a vital transport link in those days and Ramgad fort served as an important vigilance base for the same. This fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj on a hill dissected from the main mountain range of Sahyadri and has its main doorway, fortification wall and bastion intact till date.
In the era of Maratha Emperor Shivaji Maharaj, trading was done with shipments and later these goods were supplied to different regions once arrived at the port. When shipments used to arrive at the port of Malvan and Achara, the goods were transported through route of mountain passage. One of the routes was between mountain of Ghotgi and Kasal river. Forts were built to keep watch on these routes till they reach the different market places. Siddhagad was also built for the same reason. It was strategically constructed to monitor the trade.
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