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Murud Janjira

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Murud Janjira

Janjira Fort:

Janjira Fort built in the early 16th century is one of the most famous historical landmarks of Murud Janjira. Built by the Koli Kings, the Janjira Fort is considered to be one of the strongest and secure marine forts of the world. Surrounded by nineteen bastions, the Janjira Fort has a large number of turrets and towers used for storing arms and ammunition. The pristine architecture of the Janjira Fort attracts a large number of history lovers, archeologists and photography enthusiasts.

 

Murud Beach:

Murud Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches attracting a large number of tourists to Murud Janjira. The 1.75 Kms long beach is famous as being a hub of many water sporting excursions. The crystal clear waters and the white sandy beach at Murud attract nature lovers from far and wide to witness the natural splendor of the Murud Beach. The Janjira Fort adjoining the Murud Beach makes for a picturesque view attracting photography lovers. Murud Beach has a constant gentle soothing breeze flowing along its shoreline making it one of the best beaches in Maharashtra.

 

Gol Gumbaz:

Gol Gumbaz is one of the most famous architectural marvels of Murud Janjira. Built during the 1600's the Gol Gumbaz is the tomb of Mohammad Adil Shah, the former ruler of Bijapur. The seven storied Gol Gumbaz attracts a large number of tourists, architecture lovers and historians. Built in an octagonal shape, the Gol Gumbaz is famous for its unique acoustic movement with sounds echoing back nine times.

 

Padamdurg Fort:

The Padamdurg Fort also known as the Kasa Fort is one of the most beautiful historical landmarks of Murud Janjira. Built by erstwhile Maratha King, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to mobilize his troops for conquering the Janjira Fort, the Padamdurg Fort is spread over an area of 9 acres. Permission from the Indian Navy has to be taken to visit this fort.

 

Nawab Palace:

Nawab Palace also known as Ahmedganj Palace is a beautiful Mughal Styled Palace attracting a large number of tourists and archeology lovers. Built in a perfect blend of Gothic and Mughal styles of architecture, the Nawab Palace is spread over an area of 45 acres between Murud Village and the Arabian Sea. Nawab Palace has many mosques and tombs located in its vicinity making it a photography lover's delight.

 

Datta Mandir:

Datta Mandir constructed by Swami Bramhendra is one of the most popular religious shrines of Murud Janjira. Dedicated to Shri Dutta, the Datta Mandir has a three headed idol representing the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The Datta Mandir attracts a large number of pilgrims and devotees from all over Maharashtra.

 

Nandgaon:

Nandgaon located at a distance of 8 Kms from Murud Janjira is a religious hotspot attracting pilgrims from all over Maharashtra. Famous for its Siddhivinayaka Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Nandgaon attracts millions of devotees during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival each year. Apart from the lovely temple, Nandgaon is also famous for having a pristine silent beach which is frequented by travelers to soak in the summer sun amid crystal clear waters and white sand.

 

Garambi Falls:

Garambi Falls are one of the most picturesque natural locations of Murud Janjira. Surrounded by lush green forests, the Garambi Falls fall from a height of 100 feet making them a beautiful sight for the tourists and nature lovers. The water of the Garambi Falls is crystal clear. The waterfalls get a large number of visitors in the Monsoon season to witness the natural splendor of the Garambi Falls.

 

Garambi Dam:

Popularly known as Jubilee Water Works, the Garambi dam is an ideal picnic spot. Located amidst lush greenery,the place offers a soothing atmosphere with chirping of birds, picturesque landscape and more.