Murud-Janjira is located 60 km away from Alibaug, Maharashtra. This small village is on the top of a hillock. It is believed that the rulers of Ahmednagar constructed the fort in the 15th century. Despite the ravages of wind and tide, the fort is almost entirely intact. This 300-year old fort is famous for its fine architecture.
Since its construction by the Ahmadnagar rulers under the supervision
of their regent Malik Ambar in the 15th century, any enemy never
conquered the fort for over 300 years. Murud-Janjira is probably the
only of its kind on the 720 km Maharashtra coastline.
Murud is popular for its appealing beach, murmuring casuarinas, coconut
and betel palms and an ancient fort. The shrine of Lord Dattatreya is
near the fort on a hillock. The palace of the Nawab and the Janjira
caves are also worth visiting. The beaches of Kashid and Nandgaon are in
a few kilometers away from the fort.
Nearest airport is at Mumbai (165 km), while nearest railway station is
at Roha. Regular ferry services are available from Ferry Wharf up to
Rewas (23 km). One needs to take a bus via Alibag and Chaul after Rewas.
There are also regular catamarans from the Gateway of India in Mumbai
going up to Mandwa.