Murud- Janjira Fort : Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast near the port town of Murud, 165 km (103 mi) south of Mumbai. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India. There are prominent "ASHOK-CHAKRAS" on all major gates of the fort Janjira. The fort in its heyday was a full-fledged living fort with all the necessary facilities, e.g., palaces, quarters for officers, mosque, two small 60 feet deep natural freshwater lakes, etc. The special attraction of this fort is 3 Gigantic Cannons, weighing over 22 Tons. We had boarded a ferry from Murud Beach to reach the fort.
There are several other beaches like Kihim, Nagaon, Mandwa, Varsoli, Rewas, Akshi, etc.
There are many other famous forts (Kolaba, Revdanda, etc) and worship places, but due to lack of time we had just visited a few of the above places as Alibaug is a vast spread area with narrow roads which leads too much time to travel from one place to another.
The overall tour to Alibag was excellent which gave a new life to me, A stress-free feel making me more energetic and rejuvenating me from the hustle bustle of the city. Will love to visit again soon…
Mode Of Transport:
Road: Take the Sion-Panvel Highway. Take a right at Kalamboli Circle. Head straight towards on that Highway. You reach Shree Datta Snacks Center. Take a right from there and go straight. You will pass through Karnala and reach Wadkhal Naka. Dont Turn left, go straight .Now you are on the Alibag road. The road leads you to the Alibag City.
Ferry: Take a ferry or private boat from the Gateway of India (9am – 6pm) which takes approximate 45 minutes to 1hour to reach Madwa Jetty. After reaching Madwa jetty there are bus services to reach Alibaug.
Train :Nearest Railway Station - Pen (46 kms), Kolad (49 kms), Nagothane (54 kms)
Air :Nearest Airport - Mumbai (114kms), Pune (155kms)