A part of the massive Ratnadurga fort, Sri Devi Bhagwati Mandir is counted amongst the ancient temples in India. Inside the temple, there are unique sculptors of deities like 'Veer vignesh' and 'Ashtadash Bhuj.' On a visit to the temple, don't miss out the view of the Arabian sea.
Ratnadurga Fort, the location of the temple, was earlier known as the Bhagwati cha killa (bhagwati's fort). And that's how the temple got its name, Sri Devi Bhagwati Mandir.
The temple is a part of Ratnadurga Fort. So, after a brief visit to the beach, one can explore the fort that offers the most beautiful view of the Arabian sea, and Mirkarwada Jetty. Within the fort, there is a temple of Hanuman too.
Best time to visit the temple is the Navratri festival as during this time the temples remains decorated with flowers and festoons. The temple attracts a lot of crowd during the Navratri festival, so for all those who want to avoid crowd, don't visit here during this festival.
The temple is a part of the Ratnadurga Fort, and that too at its highest point, so as to reach here one need to walk a lot.