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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Inside the majestic Janjira Fort

At the entrance
Ruins of a once bustling settlement

Guns of Never-on: I decide to take my own shot at an approaching boat. There are almost 120 odd canons inside the fort today, the silence of which eerily conveys the battles they have once fought.

Sweet water lake amidst sea water

Haunted Palace?: The guide nonchalantly mentions that earlier, when the Government permitted, quite a few horror films were shot over here!

Continuing from my previous post...The fort, spread over approximately 20 acres on a rocky island, was built over a period of 22 years. The ruins tell the story of grandeur that once existed and the many battles fought. Of the several canons, the largest is Kalal Bangadi. Close to the entrance is the tomb of Panch Peer Panjatan Shah Baba and inside the fort one can see the remains of a temple, mosque, graveyards, minister's residence, and palace (pictured above). A highlight of the fort, that has intrigued visitors, is the presence of a sweet water lake (pictured above) considering the fort is in the middle of Arabian Sea. Until very recently, the fort was inhabited with locals who were shifted to Rajpuri village after the archaeology department took it over...they carried the ancient doors, windows and then some more along with them!


Shruthi Seth said...

The Murud’s scenic surrounding’s silence is only disturbed by the crashing waves at the shores.

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