Murud

Located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, Murud Janjira is immensely famous for its Fort which lies on an island in the coastal village of Murud. The city is bounded by lush greenery and sandy beaches which serves as a major attraction for the tourists. It is also a beautiful hill station which is dotted with ancient forts, marvelous beaches, and betel palms and swaying coconut trees etc. Being situated close to Mumbai, it is considered as a very attractive picnic spot. Janjira fort, Nawab Palace, Kasa Fort, Datta Mandir, Murud Beach and Garambi Falls are the famous tourist attractions of Murud Janjira. The pleasant climatic conditions of the town captivate tourists to spend their vacations in the city.

Weather

The summers in Murud Janjira are hot and dry. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 23°C to 36°C during these months.

July marks the beginning of Monsoon season in Murud Janjira and it lasts till September. Moderate rainfall is experienced by the region in the months of July and September.

Murud Janjira experiences winters in the months of November to February. The temperature remains in the comfortable 13°C – 29°C during these months.

The best season to visit Murud Janjira is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are October, November, December, January, February and March.

How to Reach

The nearest International Airport from Murud Janjira is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, roughly three hour drive from Raigad.

The nearest Railway Station from Murud Janjira is Roha railway station; Raigad is located at a distance of 40 Km from Murud Janjira. Roha railway station is well connected to major cities like Bhavnagar, Kochuveli, Ratnagiri, Sawantwadi and Trivandrum.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Datta Mandir: Located on top of a hill, Datta Mandir is a famous holy destination for pilgrims and is a red-domed temple. This temple was built by Swami Bramhendra. A three-headed idol of Shri Dutta is the main attraction of this temple which reveals the trinity Maheshwara, Brahma and Vishnu.

Nawab Palace: Nawab Palace is one of the popular historic places which is located at a distance of 6 Km from Murud Janjira and is also known as Ahmedganj Palace. This fort was built in the year 1885 and is spread in an area of 45 acres thus it is a perfect destination for historic lovers. This destination was constructed in Gothic and Mughal architectural styles.

Garambi Falls: Garambi Falls is a very popular attraction of this place which is bounded by forests and is famous for its rapidly falling water. It is an amazing place to relish the beauty of nature.

Sidhi Vinayak Temple: A religious destination for visitors, Sidhi Vinayak Temple is another renowned holy place of Murud Janjira which is devoted to Hindu God Ganesh. Sankashti Chaturthi is the main attraction of this temple which is celebrated every Monday at this temple.

Kasa Fort: The Kasa Fort in Murud Janjira, Maharashtra is one of the most popular tourist destinations in and around the area. The fort, also popular by the name of Padmadurg, is an engineering and architectural marvel, specially taking into consideration the time and conditions it was built in. The fort was built by king Sambhaji, son of the great Maratha ruler, Shivaji. The ferry ride to reach the Kasa Fort is an experience in itself, accompanied by a guide, who provides an insight into the history of the fort. It is almost a thousand years old, has massive walls and the top of the fort provides a wonderful scenic view of the surroundings, perfect for clicks.

Janjira Fort: Built on an island, 500 m offshore on an oval shaped rock near the port town of Murud, Janjira is one of the strongest marine forts of India. Though the fort is in ruins now, there are a lot of things which are worth seeing, including the 19 rounded bastions, giant canons, a sculpture on the main gate and two reservoirs.

Murud Beach: A beautiful scenic destination, Murud Beach is located at a distance of 5 Km from Murud Janjira and is 1.75 Km long. It is said that this beach is one of the popular beaches of Maharashtra which offers a pleasant environment for tourists visiting at this place.

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