Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Sea Fort Murud-Janjira on 4 Jan’2015
Type : Sea fort
Fort Range : Alibag
District : Raigad
Endurance : Easy
Difficulty : Easy
Trek Leader: Nishant Sheth.
Murud-Janjira is the local name for a fort situated on an island just off the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.It was occupied by the Siddis and is famous for being the only fort along India’s Western coast that remained undefeated despite Dutch, Maratha and English East India Company attacks.
Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast near the port town of Murud, 165 km south of Mumbai. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India. The main gate of the fort faces Rajapuri on the shore and can be seen only when one is quite close to it. It has a small postern gate towards the open sea for escape.
Kalak Bangadi, Largest Cannon At Janjira Fort, Weighting over 12 Tons The fort has 19 rounded bastions, still intact. There are many cannons of native and European make rusting on the bastions. Now in ruins, the fort in its heyday was a full-fledged living fort with all the necessary facilities, e.g., palaces, quarters for officers, mosque, two small 30 feet deep natural fresh water lakes, etc.On the outer wall flanking the main gate, there is a sculpture depicting a tiger-like beast clasping elephants in its claws. There are prominent “ASHOK-CHAKRAS” on all major gates of the fort Janjira. There are images of playing elephants, lions etc. Despite repeated attempts, the Portuguese, the British and the Marathas failed to subdue the power of the Siddi’s, who were themselves allied with the Mughal Empire. Major historical figures from Murud-Janjira include men such as Yahya Saleh and Sidi Yaqub. The fort has a tunnel which opens in Rajpuri. The fort was made by a mixture of lead, sand and gul. The Marathas led by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj attempted to scale the 12 meters high Granite walls but failed in all his attempts. His son Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj even attempted to tunnel his way into the fort but was unsuccessful in all his attempts.
The itinerary for trek is:
Meeting at :Dadar East Pritam Hotel, at 6’oclock Morning.
Second Meeting Point Vashi Bridge 6.45 Morning
Breakfast On the Way
Reach Murud Beach Around 11’oclock
Start Boat Ride Towards Murud-Janjira
Explore the Fort & Lunch
Back to murud beach by Boat around 2’oclock
Start our Return Journey by 4:00 pm.
Evening Snacks on the way
Reach Mumbai by 8 OR 9.
Expenses for the Trek is 850/- which is inclusive of Morning Tea & breakfast, Tea & snacks for evening, Transport from Mumbai to Mumbai in Private Bus, Guide For Information on Fort ,Boat Fare To & Fro Murud-Janjira and Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any ( Kindly carry lunch for the Day ).
For Registration call us:
Nishant sheth : 8879418581
Amit Bhadouria :9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call.. If call not answered please SMS Your Name & event name & will get a call back.
Important things to carry :
Water Bottle (2 ltrs)
Lunch for the Day
Electrol 1 pack
Extra pair of clothes
Medicines if required,
Good Trekking shoes.
Rules and Regulations
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks.