Soon, Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse to turn into a tourist spot

In a step closer to opening the Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse located in Khanderi Island in Raigad district for tourists, the foundation stone for a passenger jetty was laid last week.

The Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse marks the entry point to the Mumbai harbour and acts as prime aid to navigation of ships entering and leaving the Mumbai port.

While the lighthouse is named after the valiant Maratha admiral Kanhoji Angre, the island fort in which it is located was built by the Maratha warrior and war-strategist Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. While the tourists will be mainly visiting the Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse during the voyage, they will also be shown the Progs Reef Lighthouse, Sunk Rock Lighthouse and Dolphin Lighthouse.

Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnvis laid the foundation stone in the presence of Union Minister For Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Anant Geete.

The Khanderi Island had strategic importance for stakeholders of Portuguese, the English and the Marathas as it commanded the entrance of the Mumbai harbour from the South. 

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