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Murud Janjira, Maharashtra, India

Famous for

  • Beaches
  • Forts
  • Falls and Dams

Weather

Summer 23 to 35°C

Winter 13 to 30°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Mumbai: 152 kilometers / 3 h ,11 m

From Pune: 162 kilometers / 3 h ,29 m

Best Time To Visit

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Overview

A picturesque tourist spot in Maharashtra, Murud Janjira is situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It was occupied by the Siddis and is famous for being the only fort alongside India’s western coast. A small fishing village,

Murud Janjira is quite famous for its marvelous beaches, ancient forts and swaying palm trees. The hills, located in proximity to Murud-Janjira, bear a beautiful shrine dedicated to Lord Dattatreya. The temple commands panoramic views of the entire beach.  With majestic mountains, ancient monuments, a charming fishing village and coconut & palm groves, Murud Janjira is a must visit place for nature lovers. 

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How to Reach Murud Janjira


By Train

Roha Railway Station, on the Konkan line, is the nearest railhead connected to Mumbai via regular trains. The journey from Roha to Murud Janjira takes around 1 hour via regular taxi cabs.

By Air

Mumbai International Airport is the nearest airport to Murud Janjira. It is located at a distance of 142 kilometers away from Murud Janjira. Taxi cabs ply between Mumbai and Murud Janjira.

By Road

The Edapally-Panvel Highway connects Mumbai to Murud Janjira. For those travelling through car/taxi, the journey will approximately take around 3 hours. State owned transport buses connect Murud Janjira to nearby cities such as Pune, Thane, Borivli, Dadar and Mumbai Central.


By Train

The nearest railhead linked to Pune is Roha Railway Station. It is well-connected to Pune Railway Station via regular trains. Taxi ply between Roha and Murud Janjira.

By Air

Pune Airport is the nearest airport to Murud Janjira from Pune. It is located at a distance of 190 kilometers away from Murud Janjira. Taxi cabs ply between Pune and Murud Janjira.

By Road

The Paud Road connects Mumbai to Murud Janjira. The journey via road will approximately take around 3.5 hours. Maharashtra state owned transport buses connect Murud Janjira to nearby cities such as Pune and Mumbai.



Attractions in Murud Janjira

Ahmedganj Palace

Spanned across an area of 45 acres, Ahmedganj Palace is a palatial mansion and the private property of the successors of the former Nawabs. The palace holds a marvelous mosque and the tombs of the previous rulers. This elegant mansion is a mixture of Mughal and Gothic style of architecture. A visit to this palace will give you an amazing opportunity to read palace documents that were written in a dead language by the name ‘Mori’.

Janjira Fort

Built in the 16th century, encompassed by the majestic Arabian Sea from all sides, Janjira Fort is located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. The former stronghold of Siddy Dynasty, the fort has gained reputation as an impregnable fort as it had endured many attacks from the British and Maratha warriors.

Kasa Fort

Spanned across an area of 9 acres, Kasa Fort is counted among the major sea ports in India. The fort is located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra and has great historical importance. The fort was built by the Maratha rulers to conquer the Janjira Fort located nearby. Due to the ravages of time, Kasa Fort is split into three parts and is not accessible to public.

Garambi Dam

Built by Nawab Sir Siddi Ahmed Khan, the last ruler of the Siddi region, Garambi Dam is dedicated to Queen Victoria’s memory and has gained the popular appeal of Victoria Jubilee Water Works. The brain child of Late Ahmed Khan, Garambi Dam is the only source of water supply to the town. The dam is situated on the backdrop of verdant foliage.