Believed to be one of the strongest sea forts in India from yester years Murud Janjira Fort was built on an oval-shaped rock in the 15th century and was rebuilt by Burhan Khan between 1567 and 1571. Murud Janjira has 19 rounded bastions which are all still intact. There are prominent "Ashok Chakras" on all major gates of the fort.
Murud Janjira - The Sea Fortress
Few forts in Maharashtra have a history as exciting as Murud-Janjira, the legendary sea-fort. One of the few forts which eluded Shivaji Maharaj even after repeated attempts Murud Janjira is still one of the most well preserved sea forts in Maharashtra. Murud Janjira has the distiction of never being defeated in a war despite numerous attempts by the Portuguese, the British and the Marathas.
SCUBA Diving in Murud
Few S.C.U.B.A diving sites has been identified near the Murud Janjira and deep sea diving is possible now near the Murud Janjira. Training facility P.A.D.I trained divers is also available in Murud.
Reaching Murud Janjira
Murud Janjira can be approached from Dighi ferry wharf by sail boats. If you wish to visit the Murud beach you can get a sail boat to Rajapuri from where you can get a boat back to Dighi.
History of Murud Janjira
Few forts in Maharashtra have a history as exciting as Murud-Janjira, the legendary sea-fort. The fort belonged to a dynasty of Siddhis who are believed to have their origins in Abyssinia, in far North Africa. Murud Janjira has the distiction of never being defeated in a war despite numerous attempts by the Portuguese, the British and the Marathas. The Marathas even built a smaller fort near Murud Janjira to aide in attacking the Janjira however still failed in capturing this formidable fortress.
Murud beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Alibaug region. With a vast expanse of soft sand beach with the Murud Janjira silhouting the horizon Murud paints a pretty picture and is a great destination near Diveagar.