Murud Janjira
Murud Janjira
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abhijit_d
Pune, India6 contributions
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Jan 2023 • Family
Murud Janjira fort is around 55 km from Alibag. Ferry to the fort is available from Rajapuri village. While coming from Alibag by car, you will be charged 100 Rs and 20 Rs at the entry of Murud and Rajapuri village. Then you will be charged 80 Rs for Ferry ticket and 25 Rs for Fort entry ticket.

You have been charged so much money but once you are handed over with the Ferry ticket, nobody cares about how you will go to Fort and return back safely.

When you are in queue for Ferry, You will be assigned Ferry number and then you are only allowed to travel in the given ferry number to and fro. The ferry (without any life jacket) will take you to the fort entrance gate and you will see this horror. All impatiently waiting visitors, desperately wanted to return back but unable find the ferry assigned to them. It is very difficult for incoming passengers to get down at the gate due to so much crowd and no dedicated incoming and outgoing queue/area. Somehow you will manage to get into Fort and realise that Fort has nothing but the ruins. Finally, you will also become part of the same crowd at the entrance gate.

Not a single person is in-charge to manage the crowd. Ferry operators are only doing all pulling and pushing to get their passengers inside and outside the Ferry, provided the passengers can identify their ferries. The good idea would be to skip this Fort and visit many other available Forts in Alibag like Kulaba Fort.
Written January 28, 2023
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India2,713 contributions
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Mar 2021
With ferry ticket Rs 80 and Fort Entry Ticket Rs 25 getting time to visit 45 minutes. Ferry travel seemsed to be funny but sometimes risky since the drivers are not so serious. Built by Malik Akbar at he end of 17 century is of much historical importance is in bad shape need restoration.Excavation work and conservation measures being taken by Archaeological Survey of India help to repair ,clean and beauty the pools and to restore old rooms to keep up our heritage and attracting the tourists especially history lovers.The scenic view from the fort is unique .Travelling through boat was an experience. Most of the fort was ruined.There was good view from the fort. More security measures were required.
Written March 17, 2021
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
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Apr 2022
While we visited Diveagar, we visited this place which is about 21 km away. After reaching Digi port there are ferry boats available which take you near the entrance and from here there is a transhipment to a smaller boat, which is actually not required. This creates an unsafe and crowded situation at the entrance to the fort.

Once inside the fort, there is ample space to move around and trek. Guides were missing inside the fort though there is an entry ticket charged by the Govt. The fort needs maintenance even for basic entrance as well as the removal of jungle and bushes. There are 3 old canons, two sweet water wells, a temple, a masjid, a mazar. One needs to climb 125 steps to reach the flag hoisting post and the view from here are breathtaking and provide great photoshoot opportunity.

Govt urgently needs to look into the manner of ingress and egress to the fort to avoid any mishap
Written April 19, 2022
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VaibhavKaushik
Gurgaon23 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Family
Been there, done that. Nithy very interesting to write about apart from the apathy it has been suffering at the hands of ASI and Govt. Not maintained at all; neither any info about the fort mentioned inside. Boat ride is okay without proper seating and no regards to the safety. The topmost point gives a panoramic view of the fort as well as nearby locations. That was a good place to stay but gets crowded quickly with influx of people from many boats and u have to rush through because there is fixed time and fixed boat for return. Not worth the effort.. see some pics already posted on the forum.
Written March 2, 2020
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shivani k
New Delhi, India40 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Family
The visit to this fort was one the best thing I did on my trip and it has been itched in my memory forever. This is an architectural Masterpiece and actually one can understand by visiting this that why this was undefeated. Surrounded by sea on all sides with an underground tunnel (currently closed)for people in those times to travel. The walls still stand tall after 1000 years. Inside the fort a fresh water pool with many fishes also is a miracle.
Difficult for old people to jump from boat to the entrance of fort especially with knee problems but still there are many people to help.
Visit the fort to listen to stories about it as I don't want to spoil the surprise.
Written October 15, 2022
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Ashish | WanderingLens.in
Pune, India26 contributions
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Dec 2020
It was really amazing experience to visit this place. Ferry ride take more than 30 minutes and need to wait in queue for getting in as only one entry and exit point. One need more than 3-4 hours at least to explore everything in fort.
Written June 10, 2021
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DMitra
Mumbai, India655 contributions
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Nov 2020 • Family
We visited the fort when there is lockdown and the fort was yet to open. So the best thing we can do is to take some long distance snaps. Fort seems to be majestic inside sea and would have loved to visit there if possible. Fort was in Murud which is a picturesque small locality beside hill. It is really good to see the fort from the top of the hill. But the road to this place is terrible and I don't know how Govt don't improve road conditions in this tourist place.
Written October 31, 2020
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Shriyash U
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May 2023
Please avoid this place at any cost. Instead you can try Padmdurg where there will be lesser crowd. Horrible experience of getting in and out of the fort. You are expected to wait in open boats for an hour minimum to get inside the fort. For getting out of the fort also there is a waiting time. Crowd is very indiscipline and can cause risk to the visitor.
Written May 25, 2023
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Shikhar_Varshney
Mumbai, India9 contributions
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Mar 2018 • Family
We planned a visit to Murud on the long weekend of 30th March as we were not able to get booking in Ganpatipule.

Murud is around 180 km from Mumbai and there are 2 routes which you can take. If you search on Google maps you will find it takes you to Pune expressway till khopoli and then from khopoli to Roha and then to Murud beach. Another route is from Alibagh which is the shorter route.

We decided to go through Khopoli and come back via Alibagh. We did booking in Golden Swan Beach Villas for 2 days and planned to leave back on Sunday.

We left around 7.15 in the morning from Mumbai on Friday and traffic was as usual not too heavy but there were lot of vehicles. We followed Google religiously and reached till Khopoli by around 9.30. we left Pune expressway and took the khopoli Roha road. We took a short break in the way and reached Roha. Now the issue was, in Roha there was a very narrow road through the market which seemed a bit too narrow (it sometimes is difficult to navigate with people walking around and vendors sitting on roads selling). We asked someone and he asked us to not go through this road and move ahead and we lost Google due to network problems and had to find out own way. We went ahead around a km and half and found another left turn which upon investigation we found to connect to the same Roha-Murud road. We went through that road which was hilly narrow but almost empty with no vehicles.. probably no one knows that a road exists or probably people prefer to go through Roha itself. But overall it was a delight to drive through the hilly road and we reached the intersection and followed Google back, it connected us to another hill. It was such beautiful road, narrow and a bit dangerous but with almost no one else on the road it was pretty safe. We crossed the terrain and reached Golden Swan Resort around 12.15 afternoon.

The resort looked brilliant and the family was happy. I went ahead to check in and then found out the villas we booked are on a different property nearby. We went there to find that those were old Portugese villas and very near to the beach. The structure looked old from outside but the rooms were brilliant. The only issue was walking back to the main property for restaurant. On Friday we rested and in the evening we went to the beach the kids (6 and 3 year old) enjoyed very much. The beach is quiet safe as there is no white sand but its a hard black sand which doesn't move from below your feet when the waves comes. Infact the kids went in quite a bit but the water only reached till their waist.

The next day we had planned to go-to Janjira fort and kashid beach. We left from hotel around 10 and reached the fort ferry in 10 mins. We waited for the ferry for around 30 mins. The fort is in middle of the sea covered with water on all sides build on an island. It seemed a bit scarry to move from the boat to the fort stairs but we did it. The guide is a must take for 1st time visit. They charged us 600 rupees for our group. It was very hot and we carried 3 bottles of water 2 for the kids and 1 for us. We finished all of it. There are no mineral water sellers in the fort, so if you want packaged water, carry more. Getting back on the boat was an accomplishment. The ferry ride is around 10 mins.

We tried finding an AC restaurant, but were not able to find any. Finally we reached Patil Khanwal which was recommended to us by locals. It was a nice property with tables placed among palm trees with 100 rs veg thali. We ordered 4, the food was below expectation but we finished it somehow.

We had a plan to go to kashid in the evening, but due to the tantrums thrown by my elder daughter we ended up on Murud beach only. In the evening we did some beach photography with silhoutes and the sunset. There were some water sports, horses, horse buggy, among other things, but we didn't had the appetite for it.

The next day we left the hotel around 10.15 and followed our way to Alibagh, the roads are narrow with lot of traffic through the city and it took us around 2 hours to cross Alibagh which is just 60 km from Murud. After crossing Alibagh we gained some speed and reached Panvel around 1.30 and had our lunch at "Roti Dhoti Chai Nashta", we were glad to find an AC restaurant, but the food was just brilliant and suited our taste buds.

We reached back home around 4 PM. It was overall a very good trip. The beach villas in Golden Sawn resort our secluded but feels like a private property with lot of space. The main property is good with smaller rooms and play area for children which was missing in the property we stayed in. The food in Golden Swan restaurant is very delicious and the staff is very polite and helpful.

I will suggest to follow Google direction, it may be a longer route but with less traffic and smaller travel time. We did get a chance to buy mangoes from Alibagh but I would have preferred to come back via Roha.

There is Karlai fort as well which was suggest by my friends but because I was with kids and due to the hot temperature I skipped it.
Written April 8, 2018
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Mohan
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May 2019 • Family
Having travelled to this exotic place I have a word of caution for all travelers. The trip to the fantastic historical fort, situated in the middle of the sea, is dangerous & fraught with dangers. Its a catastrophe waiting to happen. The boat journey to this fort is with out SAFETY JACKET. Any tragedy will drown all the boat inhabitants. I had written mail to many Maharashtra tourism dept officials, without getting a single reply. A life jacket will go a long way in promoting safety culture. Its a matter of giving a floating jacket on rent, which again will be a business for locals.
Written June 20, 2019
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