Indiatravel; A Trip To The Solely Unconquered Fort Of India

By Jay Mehta

Murud Janjira is a unique isle fort, nearly 500 years old, located close Murud hamlet inward Raigad district of Maharashtra, amongst amazing beach landscapes on the means which volition forcefulness you lot to stimulate got a halt together with absorb the moment.  The appealing beach together with the kokosnoot & betel palms along the coastal expanse of Murud add together to its beauty. After driving for a brace of kilometers  from Murud beach, nosotros had the starting fourth dimension glimpse of the fort, coupled amongst amazing landscape of fort, sea, beach together with mountains – all inward i shot. 

Murud-Janjira Fort surrounded past times beautiful sea, beach together with mountains – all inward i shot!

Fort from a unlike angle!

We had to halt for a patch to relish the landscape. The – non thence hot – forenoon atmospheric condition made it slowly to create so. After spending nearly 10 minutes absorbing the minute together with clicking some pictures, nosotros were dorsum on the route for the final mile (literally).

 Young boys helping out the ferry passengers

From Janjira beach, nosotros boarded a boat that took us to the Janjira fort. While on the boat, I couldn't assistance but hum the vocal from the moving painting Swades – yeh jo des hai tera– given the expose of people they stuffed inward a unmarried boat, without whatever life jackets!

Janjira is an amazing fort, peculiarly when you're aware of its history together with connect it amongst what you lot encounter there. It is necessary to take away heed the history from a conduct instead of roaming around the fort on your own. When you lot stimulate got the boat from Janjira beach, i conduct is onboard together with fills you lot on the details throughout the 45 minutes that you lot pass inward the fort. 

Our Guide, Explaining the History of the Third Largest Cannon inward India
 Fortunately nosotros had a practiced conduct (as I cross checked the facts on Google, later) who kept telling us some amazing facts nearly the fort construction, clandestine routes to the bounding main equally good equally Rajapuri village, the 3rd largest cannon inward Republic of Republic of India (on which he is seen sitting) together with also how the Siddis created these 22 bastions fort after demolishing the master smaller fort. Since then, Janjira is the alone unconquered fort inward Republic of Republic of India inspite of several attempts past times Shivaji Maharaj, the Portuguese, the Dutch together with the East Republic of Republic of India Company. 
 Fort from Inside

Images of Playing Lions together with Elephants on the Fort Wall
Our tour got over pretty much on fourth dimension equally the sailors had to larn dorsum to the jetty for some other ride. We reached dorsum inward no time. It was quite hot inward the afternoon equally nosotros reached together with kokosnoot H2O provided the much needed break from the oestrus earlier nosotros began our journeying dorsum to Mumbai.

Have you lot come upward across such unknown historical gems on your travels?


AUTHOR BIO : Jay is an analytics consultant past times profession together with an avid blogger traveller. He detests tick-marked places equally they are generally overrated together with boring. You tin follow his weblog here: - New LIFE.  


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