Murud Tourism
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Murud Tourism

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Murud Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach

Murud is a small coastal village in the Raigad district of the state of Maharashtra. The village is mainly known for the world famous Murud Janjira Fort, which is famous in history for being undefeated during the invasion of the Dutch and British East India Company.  

History of Murud

In the past, Murud was called as Habsan in Marathi language. The name Janjira has been inspired from the Arabic word Janzira, which means island. The Murud Janjira Fort is situated on huge oval rock near the port of Murud, and is located at around a distance of 165 from south Mumbai. Not just for its rich history, but the fort is also well known as one of the strongest marine fort in India. There are sailboats available on the port and visitors from nearby places wishing to visit the fort can avail these to sail to the fort. 

The Murud Fort is an amazing and huge structure with massive fort walls and boundaries surrounding it. The fort is surrounded with 19 round bastions, which are still intact. When the fort was in its prime it was a spot with temples, parks, offices, mosques water tanks etc. The outer gate of this fort depicts a sculpture with a tiger clasping elephant by its claws. Before the huge fort structure was originally constructed, it was a small wooden architecture way back in the 15th century built by Kola chief. Par Khan later captivated this place during his reign and restructured it to its current state. Currently Siddis look after and own the fort property. 

In spite of the many initial attempts, foreign invaders such as Portuguese, Dutch or even the British could not capture this fort, although the exact reason for this is not known. Their attempts went in vain and they lost interest and left the fort as it is. Even Shivaji failed to win and capture Murud Fort. 

Things to do in Murud

The place is easily reachable and the best place to start off for Murud is from Mumbai. There are quite a few places of tourist importance nearby which can be visited while on a visit to Murud. The Kasa Fort, which was built by Shivajiís son Shambhaji, is at a distance of 9 km from Murud Janjira Fort

The Victoria Water works at Gambari is another interesting place and lies eight kilometres from Murud. The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, which is at a distance of around 20 km north of Murud, is a delight for wildlife enthusiasts. Murud holiday packages can be availed to explore the destination. The Kude Buddhist caves, around 30 km from Murud, are also quite popular.

Travelling to Murud

Murud does not have a train station, and to reach Murud, tourists have to book tickets to Panvel, 82 km from Murud. There is no clear tourist season to visit the village and the fort, and visitors can come here almost any time of the year. However, the winter season is more pleasant as compared to the hot and humid summer.

Accommodation options in Murud

There are many hotel options in Murud. The destination has resorts and hotels located close to the beach or within Murud. The options range from budget hotels to resorts and homestays among others. 



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Jaidev Lohia

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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  542 readers

"Nothing Much" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Murud beach is almost 170 km from Mumbai. The beach is clean, you can take a walk or just sit and relax. A lot of food stalls just outside the beach are available. Do visit the Murud Janjira fort. You have to leave your vehicles in the parking and walk for a km till the ferry that will take you to the fort.

Just 23 km before Murud city there is Kashid beach. You can take a halt there to enjoy the water sports.

Beach view hotel, a very good and reasonable hotel to stay. In Patil's restaurant, clean and tasty food is served. Veg and Nonveg thali system is followed. Can go there for breakfast lunch and dinner.
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Sahil Khan

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  • Sahil Khan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  2987 readers

"Overall, a good destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2015
Destination is just perfect to all beach lovers there are lots of temple around just with very good sea food and on the beach there are lots of activities like parasailing banana boat also you can go for safari so just good beach to relax. Must go by own car or but ship till alibaug and then arrange a card till murud.
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Soumo Chotto

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  • Soumo Chotto
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"Peace, Adventure, Nature, Fantastic Food - all together"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2015
Been to Murud a few times with family and friends. The experience in the sailboat to the Janjira Fort is worth experiencing - words cant describe the serenity and beauty of the short trip. The Fort itself is historic, the cannon fearsome and the sweet water lake inside wonderful.

The beach is full of activity by the day with water scooters, paragliding, ATV rides and other water sports claiming your attention and providing an exciting day. Nights are to sit on the beach and sip your poison with family or friends.

We stayed at the AMAN PALACE right on the beach. Most Hotels are right n the beach, BBQ can be arranged, seafood is great and the stay is really rewarding.

We had food at Patils Khanewal, bought fish from the local markets and the local homes offered to fry it for us at a minimal cost.

Murud - Its a treat!!!
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Cambra Thiyagu

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"Wonderful Destinations to set at the beach and enjoy"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2014
It is a beautiful place to spend your weekends. Kind of the end of the world. There is nothing except the beach. It has pristine beach and a peaceful feeling about it. You can sip your drink sitting on Murud Beach appreciating the sunrise and sunset. Best way to travel to Murud is either via your car or take a ferry from Gateway of India (Mumbai). It was simply superb and again and again wants go there. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: nice, you will get tasty Maharashtrian food. Activities & things to do: boating, horse ridding. Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: if you want stay overnight at Murud then please book your room before especially in holiday season.
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Ankur Sharma

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"Beautiful place!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jun 2, 2014
It is a beautiful place to spend your weekends. Kind of the end of the world. There is nothing except the beach. It has pristine beach and a peaceful feeling about it. You can sip your drink sitting on Murud Beach appreciating the sunrise and sunset. Best way to travel to Murud is either via your car or take a ferry from Gateway of India (Mumbai).
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Sunil

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  • 10 Reviews
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  •  27141 readers

"Peaceful, good and clean beach"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2013
Peaceful location wherein one can really enjoy with family. This beach is not much crowded unlike Alibaug and Kashid beach. Moreover there are lots of hotels / resorts right on the beach making stay more lively and pleasant. There are not many activities to do though besides Janjira fort and Dutt Mandir. We went there for 3 days for unwinding and really liked it. There are good sea food joints as well...try Patil Khanaval.
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Kalpesh  More

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"SHORT & SWEET TRIP"

  • Posted May 28, 2013
Murud is like end of world nothing ahead of it. It was awesome experience every time I go there . Amazing!!!!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sea food of patil khanawal like yammmmmmieeeeee!!!!

Activities & things to do: laying on beach the beach and looking at stars wowww!! early morning watching fisherman boat going towards sea .

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Itís safe no need to worry go by car n enjoy every miles of murud
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Padmakar  Joshte

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"Beautiful Murud"

  • Posted Apr 24, 2013
it was simply superb and again and again wants go there.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: nice, you will get tasty maharashtrian food.

Activities & things to do: boating, horse ridding

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: if u want stay overnight at murud then pls. book ur room before especially in holiday season
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Shrinivas Deshpande

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  • Shrinivas Deshpande
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"Murud Holiday"

  • Posted Apr 22, 2013
A very good holiday destination for sea lovers & full of sea activities with various fun filled rides. Good sea food and well maintained resorts too. A very good place to hang out with family and friends.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Very good sea food and also for veg eaters the food quality is quiet good. Sea facing resorts is the best sight seeing.

Activities & things to do: Sea rides, sand biking the best activities to be done.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best time to go is from Oct to Jan or mid Feb.
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Nilesh  Kanoongo

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"Best Holiday Place"

  • Posted Apr 13, 2013
Best holiday place near Mumbai. I found stay in Murud is better than Alibaug if you are going for two day stay. It has nice beach and space.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Janjira Fort, Kashit Beach.

Activities & things to do: water boating, bike riding

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can go by ferry from CST or by Road. it takes around 3 hours by road if you start early from Mumbai.
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