All around Kashid, the history of the land seeps through inanimate walls, mute rocks and the very soil beneath your feet. The famous fort of Murud is a short trip from Kashid. This island fortress was considered impregnable and was never conquered ever and its magnificient, proud silhouette still stands tall 350 years after it was built. Malik Amber, an Abyssinian serf owing his loyalty to the Nawab of Ahmednagar, built this marvel of engineering in the muddle of the sea. The great Maratha ruler, Shivaji, attempted to conquer this fortress thirteen times and failed each time, which is a testimony to the ingenuity of the builder.Until the Independence of India, the fortress stood defiant- a mighty warrior, never broken in spirit. Neither Man nor Nature have won over this mighty fortress so far. The Palace of the Nawab of Murud is also a must-see for visitors.


PHANSAD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
MURUD-JANJIRA DIST-RAIGAD.

The pansad wild life Sanctuary is located in murud and Roha talukas of coastal strech of the Arabian Sea.

History
prior to 1948, this sanctuary was the game sanctuary and well protected by the Nawab of Janjira Sanctuary has very rich bird and reptilian diversities. It is situated on the north sahyadri.

Vegetation
The Floral diversity is abundant. Teak deciduous and riparian fringing memecyelonb edule and oleo dioica.

Wildlife
The fauna of the Sanctuary includes 200 species of birds 15 species of species of reptiles.

The Malabar giant Squirrel, panther, Jungle cat, mouse deer, small Indian civet, stripped hyena, mongoose, porcupine, palm squirrel, Languor, Bonnet macaque, somber and Barking deer.

For details Contact
DY.Conservator Of Forests - Wildlife Division
L.B.S. marg, Naupada, Thane (w)
Ph no.022-5402522

 

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