Murud Janjira Beach


Murud in Maharashtra is a picturesque little silent fishing village on the lush green western coast of Maharashtra, once the capital of the former state of Janjira.Murud Janjira beach in Maharashtra is the most spectacular beach island of Maharashtra in India. Murud Janjira located near Alibagh.

Murud Janjira Beach, being located around 190 km from the Pune city of India, forms one of its most popular attractions. The beach is situated near the Janjira Fort, an impregnable fortress that refused to surrender before the enemy forces for as many as 350 years. It is situated at the foot of the hills and has managed to retain its natural beauty and splendor, along with the serenity that has resulted in it being one of the most popular tourist spot..

The calm and composed atmosphere of the Murad Janjira Beach is what lures the city dwellers to get away from the tensions and monotony of daily life and take a break here. One visit to the beach and it is sure that you will feel refreshed, in both mind and spirit. The small Murud Village, situated near the beach, only seems to add to the simple and tranquil surroundings, which are disturbed only by the sound of sea waves.

The atmosphere there is so calm that you can even distinctly hear the chirping of birds from far away. Since Murud Janjira Beach is not unusually crowded, you can easily laze around as well as have long walks on its sandy shores. After you have rested yourself completely, move on and explore the rich surrounds of the beach..Murud has a long stretch of beach which is very shallow and safe for swimming. The climate is pleasant throughout the year

Location info:

Address:Murud is 190 km away from Mumbai, on the Konkan Coast
District: Maharashtra state.
Nearest City: Mumbai
Best time to visit: Any time



Interesting things to do:


Interesting things to Visit:

Murud Janjira Fort
A visit is Murud is incomplete without a visit to Murud Janjira Fort, the 16th century capital of Siddis. Murud Janjira fort is one of Maharashtra's most impressive coastal forts.

Sambhaji Maharaj (Son of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj)constructed a fort in a nearby island (Padamdurg Fort, now known as Kasa). Kasa fort is not accessible for public and requires special permission from Navy.

To Reach the Janjira Fort Sailboats are available from Murud Port ( which is behind Ekdara Village ) and Rajpuri port.

Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary: It is a small sanctuary - all of 52.71 sq. km and was hunting preserve of the erstwhile Nawab of Murud. It is an unspolit forest area with thick vegetation. The Sanctuary is situated between Murud and Kashid.

Carambi Dharan (Dam), a picnic spot providing clean water through pipes to Murud throughout the year channeled from its natural springs.

Murud not Just means Beach's & Fort. it also has a Temple over the hill next to the New Bus Depot ( known as Datta cha Dongar) Hill of Lord Dattatray. one can have a paranormic view of murud & both the forts together from the hill.

Further ahead of the hill is an idga, the walk though the dense jungle is a experience in itself.

On a hillock to the north is the shrine of Lord Dattatraya, the three heads representing Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara

And just a few kilometers away are two undiscovered beaches : Nandgaon and Kashid.Nandgaon is famous for its Ganapati temple and the annual fair held in honour of this elephant headed god every February.

Alkapuri, a picnic spot favored for its lush green vegetation.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Mumbai/Konkan Railway/nearest railhead is at Panvel 122 km away
Nearest Airport:Mumbai International Airport.
Road Transport:via Alibaug or Roha or take a ferry from Gateway to Mandwa, near Alibaug and travel about 50 kms by road

Nearest Visiting places:

  • The Casa Fort
    This is located on another island.
  • The Janjira Caves
  • The Temple of Lord Dattaraya
  • Alibagh Beach
  • Kashid Beach
  • Nandgaon Beach

Nearest Petrol Pump:


  • Hotel Sea Face
  • Sahil lodge.
  • Golden Swan Beach Resort

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit,camera and so on

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:At the Nearest City.
Society/Community Phone Number