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Murud-janjira


Packages start from

Rs. 400 per person

Best time to visit

October - March

Recommended stay

1 to 30 days

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About Murud-janjira

Murud is an exotic weekend getaway located in Raigarh district of Maharashtra. It is famous for coconut and betel nut trees. It is an alluring spot for the tourists owing to long stretch of silvery sands and pervading lush green vegetation. Murud is asmall fishing village famous for majestic forts, exquisite beaches and lovely surroundings. These beautiful twin islands offer afascinating sight which enables it to be included among favourite destinations. There are large number of churches and temples as wellwhich have survived the test of time. Among the notable attractions is the island fort of Bassian which overlooks the Bassein beach. The Panchala fort is a quiet and tranquill hill station. The adjacent hills of Murud Janjeera hold a beautiful shrine dedicated to Lord Dattatreya. The deity in the shrine is represented as the incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. This temple rpovides an aestheticview of the seashore. The atmosphere is highly unadulterated and unspoilt with adventure lovers trying a ride in a kattamaran which implies a country boat.
CONNECTIVITY TO MURUD JANJIRA:
Murud Janjira is connected to all significant railheads through Mumbai. The nearest airport is Mumbai International Airport which is 165 km away from Mumbai. State road transport services connect the place to all major cities in the State as well. The palace grounds hold a majesticmosque and the tombs of previous rulers. It exhibits a mixture of Gothic and Mughal style of architecture.
ATTRACTIONS IN MURUD JANJIRA:
AHMEDGANJ PALACE: Spread over a sprawling area of 45 acres, this palatial mansion belongs to the descendants of east while nawabs. The palace grounds hold a majestic mosque and the tombs of previous rulers. It exhibits a mixture of Gothic and Mughal style of architecture.
GARAMBI DAM: is built by Nawab Sir Siddi Ahmed Khan who happened to be the last ruler of the east while Siddi reign. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and has gained popularity as Victoria Jubilee Water Works. It is the sourceof water supply to the town. The dam is located amidst lush green vegetation and one can hear the chirping of birds, mutter of gushing water and the rustling of tree leaves.
GOL GUMBAZ: is the tomb of Mohammad Adil Shah and is an architectural marvel and the sound system in the dome reverberates any soundnine times back to the sender.
MURUD FORT: An impregnable fort in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is located in the sea 3 km from Murud. It is battered on all sides by sea waves. Despite repeated attempts, neither the Portugese nor the British could conquer the fort and even Shivaji failed six times. The fort has two water tanks and a deepwell with cold and sweet water. There are 19 towers in the fort with huge cannons. Kalal Bangadi Chavri and Landa Kasam are two famous cannons which were meant to ward off enemies.
KASA PADMADURG FORT: is spread over a vast area of 9 acres and is located in the Raigarh district of Maharashtra. It is constructed by the Marathas for the purpose of conquering the Janjira Fort.