Murud Janjira Fort
Murud-Janjira Fort is located in the Raigad district in the Konkan region of Maharashtra state. The name Janjira comes from the Arabic word ‘Jazirah’, which means Island. It is one of the most famous fort in Raigad. It is situated in the small town of Murud in the Raigad district.
During the early 17th century, Ambar Malik, the Abssinian minister of Ahmednagar, constructed this fort. Situated in the endless sea, covered by massive wall, excellent carving at entrance attracts everyone and has become the famous tourist attraction in Raigad.
The entrance of this Fort is absolutely different. Structure and design of the entrance will remind you the rich history of this land. The carvings on the entrance of the Fort show you that, six elephant trapping a single tiger-this monument describes the proficiency and fearlessness of Sidi’s warrior. Excellent architectural structure, giant wall, situated in the deep sea makes this fort unique. This fort was built to protect against enemies.
Many rulers fought for this fort but no one get succeed to conquered this fort. Since then no one has been able to conquer this fort. At that time this fort had 500 canons but today only few of them are exist. Kalal bangadi, Landa kasam, are some of the dangerous weapons of sidi. There are numerous houses are present inside the fort, which was constructed for people. Kalal bangadi was among the most dangerous cannons in India.
Inside the Janjira fort you can see elegant and exquisite stone sculptures, tombs and water tanks. There are many towers inside the fort, which was used for keeping cannons and guns.
How to reach:
You have to catch the train to Roha. From Roha railway station you can take cab or Auto to Murud. Then you have to take ferry from Rajapuri jetty, which will cost you about Rs.50-60(per person)
Otherwise you can take bus to Murud. From Roha railway station about 10-15 min. of a walking distance you will get Roha bus stand. From Roha bus stand you will easily get buses to Murud, which directly drops you to Murud bus stand.
Best time to visit:
Best time to visit is between Oct-July.
Opening time: 9 am to 5 am
- Roha railway station: 38 km
Roha bus stand: 35 km
Nearest Railway Station: Roha
Nearest Bus Stand: Roha
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