Murud-Janjira is a quiet little beach getaway with a pretty seashore. It is famous for being the only fort along India's western coast that remained undefeated despite Maratha, Dutch and English East India Company attacks.


Murud was the 15th-16th century capital of the Siddis of Janjira. This indomitable fortress inspired the Maratha chieftain Shivaji to launch several attacks, but the fort remained unconquerable to the last. The fort built 2 kms into the sea, is one of the most important sea-forts in Maharashtra. The ancient fort still retains its strength and grandeur.


By Air: The nearest airport is Mumbai International Airport which is 165 km away from Murud Janjira.

By Rail: Roha railway station on the Konkan line is the nearest one which is connected by rail to Mumbai.

By Road: State owned buses connect nearest cities with Murud Janjira.


MTDC has simple cottages and rooms near the beach. You can also stay with residents who have rooms and shacks on rent. Budget hotels like Sea Face and the Sahil Lodge or the Golden Swan Beach Resort and Sandpiper Resort are options available to the traveler.