1. Murud Janjira - Weekend Getaway

  1. Useful Information    
  2. Location Type : Beach and a Historic Heritage
  3. Address : --
  4. State : Maharashtra
  5. Possible Route : 1.Pune-Mahad-Mangaon-Indapur-Kolad-Roha-Murud 2.Pune-Khopoli-Pen-Alibag-Ravadanda-Murud
  6. Nearest Big City : Pune Mumbai
  7. Distance from City Center : 230 km
  8. Best Time to Visit : October to May
  9. Suggested Mode of Transport : Private car, Buses,
  10. Suitable for : Friends,Couples,Family.
  11. Available Food Options : All
  12. Available Accommodation Options : Comfortable accommodation is available at Panhala. Besides some reasonably priced hotels.
  13. About Murud Janjira
  14. Murud was the 15th-16th century capital of the Siddis of Janjira. This indomitable fortress inspired the Maratha chieftain Shivaji to launch several attacks, but the fort remained unconquerable to the last.

    It all began one fine chilling night when the Siddi pirates from Abssynia massacred Ram Patil and his me and seized the wooden bastion which he held on that island.They rapidly fortified the island and the inner fort was completed under Burhan Khan ?Thanedar? of Rajpuri in 1571.The outer ramparts were completed by 1728 by Siddi Sural Khan. Janjira was a winner from beginning and soon became an invincible base for the Siddis who marauded trading vessels all along the Malabar coast right upto Bassein. Shivaji sent no less than four offensives against the Janjira while Sambhaji himself led an offensive but were unsuccessful.So did the Peshwas and the Angreys of Alibag only to fail each and everytime.Today the Janjira remains unconquered and as formidable as ever.The sight of its menacing ramparts still sends a chill down the spine.The memory of ite awesome structure and fierce history will enter your mind never to leave.

    This ruler of Janjira moved into a magnificient palace in 1885.He was by then recognized as the Nawab of the princely state by the British empire.The palace is designed with a fusion of Mugal and Gothic architecture is built on a cliff?s edge with a magnificient view of Murud and the Arabian sea.


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