Photo Post : Janjira Fort (Janjira, Konkan Coast, Maharastra)


Janjira Fort is located about 5 kms from the coastal village of Murud. Sailboats leave from the Rajpuri port at regular intervals.

Murud Janjira Janjira Fort
Ruins of the queen’s palace

This is the only fort along India’s western coast that remained undefeated despite multiple attempts by Maratha, Dutch, and English East India Company armies.

It was built in 1140 by the Siddis, decendants of sailor-traders from the Horn of Africa. Siddis made a living through piracy, which prompted the local rulers to wage wars with them.

Murud Janjira Janjira Fort
Next to the Freshwater Tank

It is a sad sight to see so many plastic bottles tossed in by the visitors.

Murud Janjira Janjira Fort
Freshwater Tank, huh?

“Jal Jeera” means fort in the water.

Murud Janjira Janjira Fort
Inside the Fort

Murud Janjira Janjira Fort
Inside the Fort

Murud Janjira Janjira Fort
View from the Top

Murud Janjira Janjira Fort
Fishing Boats on the way to Murud Village

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4 Responses to Photo Post : Janjira Fort (Janjira, Konkan Coast, Maharastra)

  1. Priya February 4, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    Wow. In my Home State!! Just resurfacing after the arangetram. Visited Nisha in San Diego last weekend. Can’t wait to talk on the phone soon. this week!!

  2. Pankaj March 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    Hey Madhu & Savi,,,

    Me feeling nostalgic.. I visited Murud & Janjira Fort in March 2008 with few friends & today your blog brought back the memories of the fun we had there.

    Enjoy ur journeys and keep writing!


  3. Madhu March 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    @Pankaj … We grew up in Mumbai and had been to the fort couple of times as a kid. It never ceases to amaze me … The walk to the fort and back is a treat in itself.


  4. Rudolph.A.Furtado May 9, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    Excellent brief description. Hope to visit the fort before the Monsoon.

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