Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mirjan Fort

Date: 26th Aug 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi, Muthusamy, Vijayalakshmi and Harsh

Fee: None.

Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Distance: 485 Kms one way.

Parking: Available.

Food: Not Available.

Photography: Officially not allowed.

Other attractions nearby: Murudeshwar, Om beach Gokarna.

The fort located between Kumta and Gokarna is one of the historical place in the region. There are various theories on who built the fort. The widely believed theory is it was built by queen Chennabairadevi between 1552 and 1602. She ruled over the north bank of Sharavathi with stronghold over malpe, karwar, mirjan Honnavar and ankola. Pepper was exported to Europe from this region and she was given the title pepper queen. The fort was last captured by Marathas before falling to British.

The fort was built with laterite stones with high walls and circular bastions.

Officially photography not allowed in this place. The guard at the gate allowed us to use camera as the officer in-charge is not in.

It started pouring the moment we stepped out of the car. We got back to car and waited for 10 min and the rain stopped.

From the look of the fort and the other places nearby its evident its been raining a lot recently.

We could see the fort with green cover all over making the sight pleasant.

The protective walls with embrasure.

Palace should have been here.

More views of the fort.

The circular bastions is the major attraction in the fort.

Panoramic view of the fort.

We were here.

One of the beautiful fort that we have seen. We would highly recommend to visit the place during or post monsoon. 

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