Underi

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Underi
उंदेरी
Raigad District, Maharashtra
Underi is located in Maharashtra
Underi
Underi
Coordinates 18°42′20″N 72°50′29″E / 18.705531°N 72.841281°E / 18.705531; 72.841281
Site information
Owner Government of India
Controlled by Siddis
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built 1680 (1680)
Built by Siddis

Underi (also called Jaidurg) is a fortified island near the mouth of Mumbai harbour south of Prong's Lighthouse. It is a companion fort to Khanderi and currently lies in Raigad district, Maharashtra. These islands of Khanderi and Underi served as one of the landmarks for ships entering Mumbai harbour.[1] Underi is smaller than Khanderi.

The fortification was built by Kahim of the Siddis[2] in 1680 CE. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency. Govt Central Press. 1904. pp. 395–396. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Underi, The Gazetteers Department". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Friends of Forts". Retrieved 2009-02-01.