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Murud Janjira

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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

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"Of beaches and forts"

Murud Janjira Tourism

Murud is known for it widespread sandy beaches adorned with majestic forts and outlined by palms and coconut trees, creating a perfect holiday scenery.

Murud, in the Raigad district with resorts and natural beauty beckoning you, is the place to be for a relaxed, modest vacation, with sparkling golden beaches. Murud has adventure and spirituality, infused into its pristine landscapes. Apart from the world class beaches, there is the Murud Janjira Fort, Kasa Fort, Gol Gumbaz and a few others. The nearby hills of Murud-Janjira are home to a beautiful shrine dedicated to Lord Dattatreya.

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Sands and Castle

The clear sandy beaches of Murud, outlined by palm and coconut trees is a destination worth visiting. The beauty of this place engages you in a way that you would want to visit this place again and again. The majestic forts in and around Murud, gives this place an interesting edge. Situated in Raigad district of Maharashtra, Murud is a place that becomes very interesting and inviting. With the natural beauty so serene, this place holds a special charm. It is a perfect destination for relaxing and soothing vacation.

History of Murud

Unlike other beaches, Murud has a significant history with sea forts situated amidst the Arabian sea. The island fort, Murud-Janjira was built in the 17th century by Malik Ambar, the Sultan of Ahmednagar. The fort is surrounded by water from all the sides. The Kasa fort as well is of a very historical importance. Spread across 9 acres, this fort is considered to be the most important sea forts constructed by the great Marathas in order to conquer Murud Janjira. The ruins of Kasa fort can be seen from the sea shore.

Restaurants and Local Food in Murud Janjira

Local Konkan, seafood and some of the popular items off the Maharashtrian cuisine such as the Poha etc are the simple treasures of this area. The area does not have too many splendid options for cuisine but does house some of the most delicious and exquisite seafood, fish and chicken preparations that you might ever taste. One can also find Biryani as well as Chinese and Continental cuisines in the area.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Murud by noon, check in the hotel and head to the beach straightaway. The beaches are lovely and it's a great way to begin your vacation. The sunset from the beach with the fort in the background is simply breathtaking. End your day with some authentic and very delicious local Konkani food.
Day 2- Head to visit the majestic Janjira fort on day 2. The fort is accessible from Rajpuri, by sailboat. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach. After this, you can visit Kasa fort or stroll around Naigaon beach.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Clear golden sandy beaches. Authentic and exquisite Konkan cuisine. Breathtaking views and lively sport with a historical twist. Well connected via roads which make it a perfect destination for a road trip.

What's Not So Great?

Can't be visited during monsoons due to extreme rainfalls in the Konkan region

For Whom?

This place is an ideal spot for all the beach lovers who are looking forward to a relaxing weekend getaway. Also, a must visit for family vacationers because this place has everything to offer for all age groups.

How To Reach Murud Janjira

Roha railway station on the Konkan line is the nearest one which is connected by rail to Mumbai. Murud Janjira is connected to all major railheads through Mumbai. Roha to Murud Janjira takes about an hour by taxi service. The nearest airport is Mumbai International Airport which is 142 km away from Murud Janjira. A cab from Mumbai to Murud takes about Rs. 3200. Buses are also available from Pune, Thane, Borivli, Mumbai central and Dadar.

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Abhijeet Srivastava 1 year ago
Good for 2 days.. main attraction is the janjira fort and the drive. Rainy season only for me.
Kovid Kapoor 1 year ago
- Remember to carry sun screen lotion, sunglasses and slippers, light clothes and comfortable footwears.
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