Quick trip to the Fort that saw many battles 

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1st Aug 2019

Udupi is a perfect place to start any journey , its like the interlock of many places around which could be covered within a day.

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So our main intention is too have a good ride and relax in a place which is less crowded.

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On the way , we found the Famous Marvanthe beach

The place which i have not covered is the Uttar Karnataka side , hence we planned to visit the Mirjan Fort- The fort which saw many battles.

We Left udupi around 6 am , and reached Mirjan by 10 am , and like how we expected that fort was quite empty.

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Enroute , we found many bridges and Back water

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Postcard Worthy Pictures

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Timings of the Fort

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Historically , this fort has changed hands many times , it was built by the Channabairavadevi of Tuluva clan,under the vijaynagar empire , Supposed to be the important port for Spices and the queen was called as the Princess of Pepper.

Fort Mirjan has various stories associated to it , as there is no concrete evidence on the same.

The Main Entrance of Mir

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Mirjan Fort

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Though its less crowded , there is less information on the history , i would require more information on the fort or its importance , there was no board or any thing that can explains the history.

The entry towards the fort

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The Fort has lots of passages that connects to the the lake nearby , unfortunately it was closed

The outside view of the fort

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Few more steps and Few underground tunnels

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Way to the underground Tunnel

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One more view to the fort

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The fort has a witnessed lots of battles , and it was a power house as the trade route was popular during Pre-independence era.

Like mentioned before , there is less information on the fort and authorities really need to maintain this fort as we saw many people scaling the heights and spoiling the fort

Finally we found some crowd

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Fee roads are less Travelled ,

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Mirjan Fort is best visited during the monsoon, as the fort will look very beautiful with all the greenery around.

Better to carry your food and water as we only found one small shop .

Lastly , Mirjan Fort is should be remembered not to be forgotten.

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