Murud Janjira Beach is located along the Konkan coast in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Its golden sands and clear blue water make it a perfect destination for weekened & to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The word ‘Murud’ is derived from the Konkani word’morod’ & the Arabic word Jazeera meaning Island.

One of the highlights of murud janjira beach is the historic Jala-durga (water fort) or janjira fort. This fort stands proudly in the Arabian Sea, just 500 metres off the coast. It was built in the 17th century by Malik Amber, an Abyssinian Muslim who served the Ahmednagar sultanate.

       Janjira Fort

Marathas tried to conquer the fort but failed largely due to its impregnable defence & strategic location. The Britishers conquered this fort in the 18th century and used it as for naval base and prison.

One of the remarkable features of Janjira fort is its architecture. This island fort is built entirely out of local basalt rocks. It is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India.

Another island fort ‘Padmadurg’ or Kasa fort, can be seen near Janjira fort, which was built by Chhatrapati Sambhaji, son of Chhatrapati Shivaji maharaj, to challenge Janjira.

Visitors can enter the Janjira fort by taking a short boat ride from Rajapuri village on the coast. There are several accommodation options near the beach, ranging from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts. The local seafood is a must-try.

Tourists can also visit Phansad Wildlife sanctuary, located 18 km from the beach. This sanctuary offers Nature stay in the form of tents and camping inside the sanctuary. Different types of species and wildlife can be spotted here.

So, if you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, plan your trip to Murud Janjira.

How to Reach?

From Mumbai- Murud Janjira is approximately 150 kilometers from Mumbai.

By Road: Journey takes about 3 to 4 hours by Mumbai-Goa Highway (NH66) and then the Pen-Khopoli-Mahad-Murud route to reach the beach.

State transport buses and private buses also operates from Mumbai to Murud.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Roha railway station, 35 kms away from murud janjira.  From Roha, you can take a cab or bus to reach Murud Janjira.

From Pune:

By Road: Murud Janjira is approximately 180 kilometers from Pune, and the journey takes about 4 to 5 hours. You can take the Pune-Bangalore Highway (NH48) and then the Tamhini Ghat Road to reach Murud Janjira.

Best time to visit: during the winter months, from November to February as the weather is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C, making it ideal for beach activities and sightseeing.

 Nearby Attractions-

  • Phansad Wildlife sanctuary
  • Korlai Fort
  • Kashid Beach
  • Ghosalgad Fort
  • Khar Amboli Dam Murud Raigad
  • Murud janjira, padmadurg fort