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Murud - Janjira

Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on an oval-shaped rock deep in the sea at coastal town Murud. It is spread over 22 acres. The fort wall is about 40 feet high and has 19 towers and a huge number of turrets, each of which had a cannon installed on it. The main gate of the fort faces Rajapuri on the shore and can be seen only when one is about only 40 feet away from it. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India. A special attraction of this fort are three gigantic cannons named Kalalbangdi, Chavri and Landa Kasam. These cannons were said to be feared for their shooting range. These cannons were largely responsible for repelling oncoming attacks. The fort continued to be occupied by Siddis since 15th century, undefeated despite many attacks by Marathas, Portuguese and the British. Janjira remained unconquered until it became part of Indian territory after independence in 1947.
Tourist Attractions
Janjira Fort, Murud Beach, Ahmedganj Palace
Getting There
Nearest Railway Station : Roha 35 km            Nearest Airport : Mumbai 148 km
Nearby Cities : Alibaug 53 km, Mumbai 148 km

Nearby Tourist Places
Kasa Fort 9 km , Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary 15 km, Alibaug 53 km, Diveagar 23 km, Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar 72 km

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