Saturday, April 23, 2011
About 6 kms. from Murud-Janjira (and 1.5 kms. from Rajpuri) lies the Khokri (a.k.a Khokari) Tombs. They are just a km ahead from Rajpuri jetty where people board boats going to Janjira fort.
You will need to have your own vehicle to reach that place. Although you may get some local transport; you could struggle for the return journey since that place is secluded with no settlements nearby. Expect this to change after the construction of the Dighi-Agardanda port.
The tombs are of the earliest Siddis (probably the black African descendants). There are 3 major tombs - One large and two smaller ones.
There is also an unused Masjid next to the tombs:
Closeup of the tombs:
Tomb mentioning the date as 1018 A.H. (1608 C.E.)
Visit this place only if you are an archaeological/ historical/ architectural buff; else you may be disappointed.