Agardanda

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Agardanda
Agardande
Village
Agardanda is located in Maharashtra
Agardanda
Agardanda
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°16′46″N 72°59′23″E / 18.2793111°N 72.9898068°E / 18.2793111; 72.9898068Coordinates: 18°16′46″N 72°59′23″E / 18.2793111°N 72.9898068°E / 18.2793111; 72.9898068
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Raigad
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 661[1]
Languages
 • Official Marathi
 • Other Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 402401
Telephone code 02144

Agardanda is a village in Murud Janjira Taluka, Raigad district, Maharashtra, India. Located 9 kilometers south of Murud, Agardanda is getting prominence because of the ongoing construction of Dighi port, which is just across the narrow creek. It is also an important transit hub to get across to Dighi, through ferries plying throughout the day at regular intervals.

Dighi Port[edit]

Dighi Port Limited (DPL) is setting up an all-weather deep-draft direct berthing port at Dighi (Southern shore) and Agardanda (Northern Shore) of Rajpuri Creek.

Beach[edit]

It has an attractive beach presenting a panoramic view of the famous Janjira fort. Surrounded on three sides by the sea, Agardanda is tranquil and peaceful place covered in coconut and betel nut trees.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agardanda Population Census 2011". census2011.co.in. 
  2. ^ Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society - Volume 98 - Page 278 2001 "On November 22, 1998 a flock of six crab plovers (Dromas ardeola) was seen on the sandy beach of Agardanda village near Murud-Janjira. Taluka Murud, Raigad district in the Konkan area of Maharashtra."