Underi

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Underi
उंदेरी
Raigad District, Maharashtra
Underi is located in Maharashtra
Underi
Underi
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.