The sleepy fishing hamlet of Murud-Janjira – 165km from Mumbai – should be on any itinerary of the Konkan Coast. The relaxed pace of life, fresh seafood, stupendous offshore fort (and the chance to feel the warm surf rush past your feet) make the trip here well worthwhile.
Mumbai to Murud– Ferries operate from Mumbai’s Gateway of India to Alibaug, from there, either take a private taxi or public transport to reach Murud. There are many budget-friendly, beach-facing guesthouses available for stay.
The fort itself is around 4 kilometres away from the town and the walk is absolutely wonderful, especially during sunrise.
To reach the Murud-Janjira fort, one has to take small sail boats operated by villagers which in itself is a very unique experience. You can view it from a vantage point, soak in the first rays of light before taking the boat ride.
Here’s a sneak peek into what to expect.