Mirjan Fort - Karnataka


The Mirjan Fort is located on the west coast of the Uttara Kannada district in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The fort known for its architectural elegance was the location of several battles in the past. Mirjan fort which is situated in Kumta taluk has been built by Diwan Mirza Ismail. The view of beautiful cities and rivers,from the top of the fort gives you immense pleasure. It is about 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from the National Highway 17 and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Gokarna, the famous Hindu pilgrimage centre on the west coast of India. According to the first historical version, Queen Chennabhairadevi of Gersoppa (under the Vijayanagara Empire) was initially credited with building the Mirjan Fort in the 16th century. She ruled for 54 years and also lived in the fort. During her reign, the port at Mirjan, which is 32 kilometres (20 mi) to the south east of Karwar, was used for shipping pepper, saltpetre and betel nut to Surat. Gersoppa, a district annexed to Bednur, was famous for the pepper exported from this region. Consequently, the Portuguese gave the epithet "Rani, the Pepper queen" to the Queen of Gersoppa.

Best time to Visit:
August to April

What to see?
Bastian, Fortification, Water cisterns.

Water and Food
No water and food available at fort.

Stay / Accommodation
There is  place to stay on fort.

For more photos see link below

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort 

Mirjan Fort

For more photos see link below



View Larger Map

No comments:

Post a Comment