Murud-Janjira Fort, Murud

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See for yourself why Murud-Janjira Fort is said to be one of the strongest marine forts in India. Located on an island relatively close to the coast, the 12th-century fort can be reached only by boat. Join a tour, visit the fort, and understand what made it so important during several wars. See the 26 intact bastions and the three biggest cannons in India, along with the spring of fresh water in the middle of the fort. Admire the architecture, featuring numerous symbolic statues, and hear about the history of the fort and the monarchs who built and used it. To visit Murud-Janjira Fort on your trip to Murud, use our Murud trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The only fort in India which is an Unconquered fort is the Murud Janjira Fort. The Fort was built in 1100 AD by an African King Siddi Zohar. Since it was built on an island (Jira) and is completely su...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Dutta mandir is a place i recommend to visit in Murud. Located on high enough to give you more than 180 degrees view of Murud. You can enjoy bird eye view of prestine sea shore of Murud along with den...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Janjira is the only Marine fort (Jaldurg), could be won by Shri Shivaji maharaj.Murud is almost 60 km away from Alibag. You can stay near Alibag,Nagaon or Akshi beach and visit this fort and places ar...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    Awesome experience.... This fort is so wisely designed that enemy cannot know which is the entry gate, without coming very close to it. Many war techniques have been implemented to counter attack the enemies. A local guide on that place can tell you the details about​ the features very well. Worth a visit​.
  • June 13, 2017
    Fort is really superb with 12 specialities described by the guide. It is really worth taking a guide with you. You can't cover 22acre vast fort with even a whole day. Atmosphere plays crucial part here. If rain is there then boating is closed. Just visited on 10-06-2017. Boating is so adventurous.
  • June 20, 2017
    Attention missing from the government to preserve this heritage. Local villagers are financially exploiting the tourists in the name of entry fees to the village as well as parking fees. The boat travel is of Rs. 100 fare, and in addition to it, a group of people demand for money for helping people get in and out of the boat.
  • May 30, 2017
    Undefeated fort. The architecture of fort is marvelous.Beauty and strength of this fort can easily be felt. Poorly maintained. Feel pity that local making living out of it but not giving back to the courtesy to this place. Give a thumbs up👍 and reply if my reviews helps you. Your feedback helps me improve and keeps motivated. Thank you.
  • April 22, 2017
    Quite remote place but worth visiting. Better take coastal route from North to South to reach then going through the backcountry due to road conditions. In the Fort itself I missed any Information Boards which does not give justice to this impressive Monument. However, that can be neglected by just enjoying the walk around, seeing the various structures. Also be ensured, that you can see the main parts of the Fort easily within 45 min exploring on your own.

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