Mirjan Fort

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Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India

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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. It is about 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from the National Highway 66 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" (“Rainha de Pimenta” in Portuguese) to the Queen of Gersoppa.



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About Uttara Kannada

Uttara Kannada also known as North Canara is a district in north Karnataka. It's a costal district with full of natural bliss. Major part of the district comes under Western ghats shyhadri ranges, hence it's home to numerous hidden gems, like beautiful hidden waterfalls, rivers, hill stations, wildlife, flora and fauna. Being a on the coastal of arabean sea it's home to wide range of beaches and temples. Karwar which is a district headquarters is one of the largest and oldest Port City in India.

Uttara Kannada district is know for it's western ghat wildlife, it houses numerous hidden waterfalls which are literally untouched by humans. River kaali is the major river which flows through entire district and gives life to variety of flora and fauna. Anshi tiger reserve and national park near dhandeli is one of dense and largest wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. Supa dam near Ganeshgudi, Kaiga power plant and dandeli paper factory are the major projects in Uttara Kannada district.

Yana Rocks (unusual large monolithic rock formations), Gokarna, Murudeshwar, Sirsi, Karwar, Yallapura, Dandeli are the Must visit destinations in the district and offers variety of attractions in and around for tourists.


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