About Sawantwadi ( Sawantvadi )

Sawantwadi pronunciation (helpinfo)(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. Until the 18th Century the Kingdom of Sawantwadi included a major portion of today's North Goa district (Pedne, Bicholim, and Sattari), as well as the present day's Kudal and Vengurla from Sindhudurg district. Pedne,...


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