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Is Janjira fort open?

Is Janjira fort open?

Four days after the Raigad district administration announced the closure of Janjira Fort – a popular tourist attraction in Murud– from December 25 to January 2, 2021, the administration on Monday decided to reopen the fort for tourists after boat operators and hotel owners complained of losses.

How do I get to Janjira fort?

The nearest Railway Station from Murud Janjira is Roha railway station, Raigad, located at a distance of 40 Kms from Murud Janjira. Roha railway station is well connected to major cities like Bhavnagar, Kochuveli, Ratnagiri, Sawantwadi and Trivandrum via Bvc Kcvl Express, Rajya Rani Express and Netravati Express etc.

Why Murud-Janjira is famous?

Famous for its beaches, the glittering sandy coastline and the villages hemmed with coconut groves, the town of Murud-Janjira attracts large crowds over weekends from Mumbai, which is merely 150 km away. Needless to say, the sea fort is the center of all activity in this small town.

Is Murud Janjira fort of Shivaji Maharaj?

The sea fort at Murud-Janjira is one of the most unique and beautiful forts in India. The founder of Hindavi Swarajya, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, laid emphasis on the importance of using sea as a geographical entity.

Is Murud-Janjira fort open to visitors?

Visitors can gain access to the Janjira fort from Rajapuri, a small village on the coast. After a short ride in a small boat, one can enter the fort through the main entrance. The fort is oval shaped instead of the usual oblong or square shape.

How do I get to Murud-Janjira by boat?

The boats leave off Rajapuri jetty on the Murud beach and ferry the passengers to and fro. The boatmen will give you a time of around 1-2 hours to take the tour. From the Rajapuri jetty, the boats take around INR 20-50 per person, depending on the crowd or season or some other things.

Who ruled Janjira fort?

Ramrao Patil of Janjira Raja Ram Rao Patil was Patil of Janjira Island and a chief of Kolis who established and/or built this island in the 16th century for Kolis to live peacefully away from pirates.

Who is the owner of Janjira fort?


Murud Janjira
Current condition Partially intact
Current owner Government of India
Open to the public Yes
Controlled by Siddis

Is Murud Janjira worth visiting?

A great historical place with breathtaking views. Give yourself atleast half a day to cover all the attractions at ease (probably a whole day would be better). Landscapes are mesmerizing and Murud Janjira offers enormous opportunities for post-card photo shoots.

Is Janjira and Murud-Janjira same?

Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast near the port city of Murud, 165 km (103 mi) south of Mumbai. Janjira is considered one of the strongest coastal forts in India. The fort is approached by sailboats from Rajapuri jetty.