Murud Janjira Fort

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Murud Janjira Fort, Kashid Overview

About 21 km from Kashid Beach, this fort is surrounded by the turquoise colored waters of the Arabian Sea. Dating back to 15th century AD, built under the rule of Emperor Malik Amber, the ruler of Ahmednagar, the structure sports an enchanting entrance to the fort depicting a carving of a tiger trapped by six elephants.

The structure is known for the canons here. The fort was built in order to protect it from the pirates of the sea. Most parts of the Janjira fort have been adversely affected by the salty water of the sea, but it still holds its glory and grandeur together, making it a popular tourist attraction. Tourists can reach the Janjira Fort by availing row boat service. Tickets cost Rs 60 per head. Once inside the fort, you can hire a guide for about Rs 100 per head to know the history and significance of important things. Also try the coconuts sold near the fort.

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The only way to reach the fort is to take a boat ride from the nearby villages. The cost per person is Rs 60 for the complete journey.

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