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Murud Janjira, Maharashtra Travel Guide

Murud Janjira is a famous fort in the state of Maharashtra, India. The fort is located on an island near coastal village of Murud in the district of Raigad. The fort was occupied by Siddis dynasty and is famous for being the only fort along the Indian coastal region which was could not be conquered despite many attempts made by British, Maratha and Dutch. Konkani and Marathi are widely spoken languages in the region while Hindi is also spoken by some. September to June is best time to visit Murud Janjira. Murud Janjira fort is regarded as one the strongest sea forts in India. The fort is perched on oval-shaped rock off Arabian Sea coast and it was built in 16th century. It is about 165 km away from Mumbai. The fort can be reached by sailboats. These are available from Rajapur jetty. The main gate of the fort facing Rajapur on shore can be seen only when we are very close to it. The fort is strengthened with about 19 bastions and it houses several domestic and European canons. This fort once has all the facilities like palaces, quarters of officers, mosque and a large water tank. However the palace of Nawabs of Janjira is still intact and in good shape. Murud beach is another attraction in near the fort. This 1.7 km long beach is the delight for the tourists. Gol Ghumbaj, Kasa fort, Garambi Falls Ahamedganj Palace and Nandgaon are some of many other places of attraction near the fort of Murud Janjira. You can get down at Roha railway station. It is the nearest railway head to Murud and is about 23 km away from it. There are many state run buses and other private vehicles available from Roha, Mumbai and many other cities and towns of the state. Roha railway station is well connected to Mumbai and many other cities and towns of the state. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is nearest airbase to Murud and is well linked by several domestic and international flights to other major cities of India and other countries.

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