Murud-Janjira is located near Alibagh in Raigad district.
Alibag, the headquarters of the Raigad district, it is a convenient base
for the nearby beaches. A former capital town of the Siddis of Janjira,
Murud today is popular for its alluring beach. It is a spacious beach
fringed with palm trees. A few kilometres away are two undiscovered
beaches Kashid and Nandgaon.
Though all these beaches are as yet, undiscovered and retain their Old World charm, they are fast becoming popular with water sports enthusiasts. All these beaches have exclusive provision for comfortable tent holidays. The atmosphere is pleasant throughout the year; summers are hot, which is not a problem since these alluring beach help to keep one cool. Tourists can take the pleasure of food served by the locals.
About 60-km from Alibaug, Murud is actually a tiny village set atop a small hillock with a heart stopping view of the coast, with mile after mile of soft silvery sand. Janjira is further south, the chief attraction being the sea fort built in the 15th century. It stands about a kilometre away from the coast, but a small fishing boat will take one there.
The fort itself is almost entirely intact, despite the ravages of wind and tide, a marvel of ancient engineering. The 300-year old fort is an architectural marvel - once upon a time considered to be impregnable. It is worthwhile to pay the fort a visit for its lovely architecture.
The fort was never conquered by an enemy for over 300 years since its construction by the Ahmadnagar rulers under the supervision of their regent Malik Ambar in the 15th century, Murud-Janjira is probably the only impregnable fort on the 720-km Maharashtra coastline. Neither the Portuguese nor the British could subjugate the fort. And the Marathas, despite their repeated attempts failed to subjugate the Siddi power.
Air: The nearest airport is at
Rail: Roha on the Konkan Railway is the nearest railway station.
Road: It is 165-km by road from Mumbai. Tourists can access this place by another road from Mumbai to Rewas jetty, 90 minutes away and then by bus via Alibag and Chaul, travelling by this route is fun filled.
An MTDC Resort on the beach is available for accommodation or one can also opt for staying in the hotels at Mumbai.