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Murud-Janjira Fort

This fort is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the whole country and is thus visited by thousands of tourists annually. This fort is also known as the Murud- Janjira fort as the town it is located in is known as Murud. It is surrounded by water on all sides and thus many people call this fort the Island fort or the Janjira Jal- Durg. It was built in the 17th century by Malik Amber. He was an Abssinian Minister in the court of the Sultan of Ahmednagar. It is known that there were more than 500 cannons inside this fort but there are only a few left at present. The fort has circular bastions and pillars and there are a number of rock carvings, tanks and other sculptures that you can see inside. This is also rated as one of the most visited places in the Indian state of Maharshtra and is a must visit during your trip.
Distance from Pune : 190km approx.It is the fort present in middle of water. One has to travel in Boat to reach there.
Utsav Galphat
On day 3 we travel to Murud-Janjira to visit the Janjira ford which is build in a sea.We started our journey around 11 am and reached in 2 hours. To visit the ford there are two three points, they provide the boat service which is present in slot. Visiting time for the fort is limited to 45 min the boat which dropped you on the ford will come back in 45 min to pick up. The best part of this fort is you won't be able to see without reaching near to it. It has a lack inside the fort which is of sweet water and  there is Kalak Bangadi, 3rd Largest Cannon in India weighing over 22 Tons.Apart from Murud Beach and Janjira Fort there is nothing more to visit hence we traveled back to our native place which is Pune. Hope you like my 1st blog.
Trip started from PUNE in a Tempo Traveler with my group of friends .Started at 6am in the morning. We have reached MURUD-JANJIRA fort by 10 am. Along the way we have passed from the beautiful GHATS which is so mesmerizing . There is a hotel were we had a breakfast at a beautiful location.We reached MURUD-JANJIRA fort and the location is awesome. Fort is in the sea and should reach by boat. and charger is a bit reasonable they will charge for up and down (to and fro) .From the shore you can experience the fort.
Aparajita Patra
The remains of the residing spaces (for different sects of a community), public places etc. could be traced inside the fort. It also houses a big pond. The entrance had been designed to be untraceable beyond a certain distance, there are secret openings, inspite of being placed on the roof the cannons remain cool enough to be touched...etc. These and many other fort-wonders. Murud Janjira Fort is definitely a beautiful memoir of the engineering marvels of the by-gone ages.
Vivek Rauthan
The visit of Janjira fort was cancelled, hence we sat at local restaurant, New sea rock at port,offer some amazing views of the impregnable Janjira fort. After having our lunch on open area restaurant we off to our next destination.The journey from Rajapuri jetty to Kashid is about 40-55 min and the views are some of the best. After a point of time, you are driving on the road with ocean on one side and the hills on the other. en route you can also visit Padmadurg fort.Padmadurg fort- Padmadurg fort also known as Kasa Fort (Marine fort).It was constructed by the incredible Maratha ruler King Shivaji to the northwest of the fort Janjira. It was built mainly to conquer the fort Janjira. Its located further head in the sea and can be visited with the help of local boatmen. Padmadurg doesn't have a proper place to dock the boat and one should be careful while getting on and off the fort.