Sindhudurg District: Malvan, Kudal, Vengurla, Gothos, Devgarh, Maharashtra

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General Books LLC, Nov 24, 2010 - Travel - 32 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Cities and towns in Sindhudurg district, People from Sindhudurg, Villages in Sindhudurg district, Sawantvadi, Malvan, Vaibhavwadi, Asoli, Chintamani Tryambak Khanolkar, Kudal, Kankavli, Amboli hill station, Tarkarli, Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar, Vengurla, Tilari Dam, Devika Palshikar, Gothos, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Aronda, Vaibhavwadi train crash, Masure, Aangnechi wadi, Devgarh, Maharashtra, Sawantwadi, Dodamarg, Shiroda, Achra, India, Nerur, Sangeli, Nilesh Narayan Rane, Redeghumat, Banda, Maharashtra, Kumbhawade, Oros, Netarde, Tulsuli, Chaukul. Excerpt: Sawantwadi (Marathi: )/(Malwani/Konkani: ) (sometimes also written as Sawantvadi or Savantvadi) is a taluka (a unit of administration) in the Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Sawantwadi has a municipal council, which is a local civic body. Sawantwadi was formerly the capital city of the 'Royal Kingdom of Sawantwadi'. Sawantwadi is well known for its wooden toys (including life-like wooden models of fruits and vegetables) thanks to an active woodcraft industry. It is also becoming a major tourist attraction. Sawantwadi was the former capital of the erstwhile Kingdom Of Sawantwadi during the pre-independence era. It was ruled by the Bhonsale clan. In 1947, it was merged with the Independent Republic of India. At once (till 18th Century) the Kingdom of Sawantwadi included major portion of today's North Goa district (Pedne, Bicholim, Sattari) and present day's Kudal and Vengurla from Sindhudurg district. Pedne, Bicholim, Sattari were later taken over by Portuguese as a part of New Conquest(somewhere between 1765-1788) and merged with then Old Conquest to form present day's Goa. The bulk of the people, the Marathas, Bhandaris, and Mahars were formerly famous, both by land and sea, for their fierce cruelty. Even since the establishment of order ...

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