Murud Janjira is essentially a fort in Murud city located at an approximate distance of 165 km southwardly from Mumbai. The Siddis of Janjira established Murud as their capital town. Murud beach bordering the Arabian Sea is popular because of the island for of Janjira, casuarinas, and betel and coconut palms.
Murud is reachable directly by road from Mumbai. By train tourists can reach upto Roha and subsequently journey by road to Murud. Maharashtra State Transport buses connect Murud to Mumbai, Kalyan, Pune, and Thane. Pune is about 230 km southwards from Murud. The normal driving time from Mumbai to Murud along Mumbai-Goa highway is about 4/5 hours.
Tourists visiting Murud in Maharashtra can accommodate themselves in Sahil Lodge, Golden Swan Beach Resort, or Hotel Sea Face.
Murud Janjira attractions
Janjira fort is located on an island 3km into the sea from Murud mainland. The 17th century fort constructed by Ahmednagar rulers under supervision of Malik Amber, remained unconquered by Portuguese as well as British rulers. Occupied by the Siddhis it remained unvanquished even by the Marathas under Shivaji and the Peshwas.
The shrine of Lord Dattatraya having the heads of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva on a hillock is another major tourist attraction. Janjira caves and the Nawab Palace are other places of interest in Murud. Kashid and Nandgaon famous for its beach and Lord Ganapati temple are other tourist attractions.
Tourists can enjoy traditional Marathi cuisine in the restaurants. Ethnic jewelry and local artifacts are available in the shops of Murud.