Alibag-Murud-Janjira

 
                         Janjira
 

Alibaug – Murud – Janjira Trip

Pune to Alibag: 115 Km

Route : Pune-> Lonavala ->Khopoli-> Pen-> Alibaug

Mumbai to Alibaug: 100 Km
Take the Mumbai-Goa highway NH 17 via Revdanda or a State Transport bus to Murud. Roha railway station on the Konkan Railway line is the nearest station for traveling by Train.
Alibaug – Murud – Janjira can be a tour from Pune or Mumbai for a couple of days. Alibag is the nearest sea shore to people from Pune City. It is also convenient for people from Mumbai to reach this beach by multiple ways. If you have your vehicle, you can explore the surrounding area of Alibag.
 
The main places to visit are:
  • Janjira Fort / Murud-Janjira Fort (Key attraction)
  • Kolaba Fort, Kolrai Fort
  • Karmarkar Museum
There are many beautiful beaches in this area to explore: 
  • Alibaug Beach
  • Murud Beach
  • Nagaon Beach
  • Mandwa Beach
  • Kashid Beach 
  • Rewas Beach
  • Akshi Beach
  • Kihim Beach
Ferries ply from the Gateway of India to Mandwa beach, and Ferries regularly ply from Murud beach to Janjira Fort. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the fort. 

The Murud-Janjira or Janjira Fort is an island fort / Sea Fort (Jal Durg)built on a small island in the Arabian Sea. It is a marvel of architectural achievement. This is situated deep in the sea about 3 km from the small town of Murud. You need to take a ferry (boat) to reach to the fort from Murud beach (you can park your vehicle at the Murud beach).
 
Janjira Fort
Though the Arabian Sea surrounds the fort from all sides. The waves hit the Fort continuously, it’s stone walls continue to stand strong and tall. The walls are 40 feet high & the fort is spread over 22 acres, having 19 towers and a huge number of turrets, each of which had a cannon installed on it, some of which have remained intact. The fort had a history since the 15th century and got strengthened in the 17th century. The 26 rounded bastions (Buruj) of the fort are still intact.
 
Beach
Alibag city has a beach, and if you keep going ahead of Alibag to Nagao, Akshi, and Murud, each town has a beach. The key beaches are listed above. Some places like Nagao beach offer water sports and some are just calm and quiet beaches. A trip you can plan well and can spend 2 to 3 days exploring this part of western sea shore of Maharashtra. In the Konkan part (seashore) of Maharashtra, you can find small resorts to stay and enjoy the beaches as well as Spicy veg food and seafood.