Few forts in Maharashtra have a history as exciting as Murud-Janjira, the legendary sea-fort. One of the few forts which eluded Shivaji Maharaj even after repeated attempts Murud Janjira is still one of the most well preserved sea forts.
Believed to be one of the strongest marine forts in India from yester years Murud Janjira Fort was built on an oval-shaped rock in the 15th century and was rebuilt by Burhan Khan between 1567 and 1571.
Murud Janjira has the distiction of bever being defeated in a war despite numerous attempts by the Portuguese, the British and the Marathas. The Marathas even built a smaller fort near Murud Janjira to aide in attacking the Janjira however still failed in capturing this formidable fortress.
Built on an oval-shaped rock Murud Janjira has 19 rounded bastions which are all still intact. There are prominent "Ashok Chakras" on all major gates of the fort Janjira and sculptures of elephants, lions etc. On the outer wall flanking the main gate, there is a sculpture depicting a tiger clasping elephants in its claws. The fort has a fresh water pond and a tunnel which opens in Rajpuri.
Murud Janjira can be approached from Rajapuri ferry wharf by sail boats. Rajapuri ferry wharf is less than five minutes away from Sea Shore Resort!