Murud Janjira Fort

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Get Mesmerized By Enchanting Beauty of Murud Janjira

Murud Janjira Fort is known to be a famous holiday spot situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Glittering coastline and greenery make Murud Janjira Fort a magnificent place for tourists.

Murud Janjira Fort

A number of tourists and nature lovers visit Murud Janjira Fort every year. Murud is a small village that is famous for beaches, ancient forts, beetle, and coconut plants.

Murud Janjira Fort’s history began in the 15th century when it was built by a Koli chief. But later on Murud Janjira Fort was captured by Pir Khan a general of Ahmednagar.

Murud Janjira Fort makes the visitors impressed by beautiful twin islands. Murud Janjira offers a wide variety of tourist destinations, for instance, temples and churches, old forts and so and so forth. One of the prime locations that are always famous that visitors visit in Murud Janjira Fort is Bassein beach.

Murud Janjira Fort is a place where you can relax and have peace of mind. A beautiful fishing village with beaches and coconut trees, mountains, and old monuments make Murud Janjira Fort a famous tourist destination and muse see the place.

Weather at Murud Janjira Fort

Murud Janjira Fort is always cool all around the year and serene and pollution-free place. It receives an adequate amount of rainfall in the year.

Best time to visit Murud Janjira Fort

The best to get mesmerized by the beauty of Murud Janjira Fort is in the spring season.

It is quite simple and easy to reach Murud Janjira Fort. You can visit it by air, road, or bus. Murud Janjira Fort always makes sure that it gives a pleasant and warm stay for all the visitors. So, make a plan today and visit the famous fort to enjoy enchanting beauty.


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Walkthrough a fascinating piece of history

Janjira in Arabic means an island and the fort is truly an island in itself, as it is built on an oval-shaped rock. Considered the strongest of the marine Indian forts the visitors will approach it via sailboats from the Rajapuri jetty.

The journey will be a memorable one with the balmy breeze and the excitement of reaching the formidable construction that remained impenetrable to the enemies during its heydays.

Built by Abyssinian minister under Ahmednagar Sultan of the Nizamshahi dynasty in the latter part of the 17th century you will be amazed by how intact it has remained until now.

The fort is unique with its oval shape instead of the more common square or oblong. The impressive 40 ft. height and marvelous construction have helped the fort to stand strong. You can experience the magnificence yourself when you visit.

Find surprises at every turn as you explore its unconquered territory

It is interesting to learn that the fort was an unconquered territory until it became part of independent India in 1947. The construction of Janjira boasts of several turrets and towers. These were for keeping the cannons and guns.

All the 26 bastions of the fort have remained intact since the day of its construction. Originally, it housed 572 canons in total but today a few of them are present.

The most famous among these is Kalaal Baangadi. Beautiful stone sculptures, somber tombs, and water tanks are the attraction for the visitors. You will also come across ruins of mosque, bath, and palace with channeled water from the streams. Functional freshwater deep well is also present inside the fort.

Anyone that has been here will tell you that Murud Janjira holds a special charm, so come explore this firsthand the next time you are in Maharastra.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    The fort is still stood from the Siddi dynasty, this fort is not for trek purpose, to reach the fort u have to go by ferry and leave u there in 10-15 min. so enjoy the moment. You can wear slipper/sandals( shoes may get wet as at some point u have to jump or go by the sea water to reach the fort). Carry water bottle and snacks and use dustbin to clean fort. Hire guide to know about the history of the fort( price may vary from 200-400 rs plz bargain)


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