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Calm and a beautiful place
The road is parallel to sea, gives a thrilling experience to watch the sea as you travel to the place.
Murud is famous for the sea fort Janjira, located in the middle of the sea, you'll need to take the boat to reach there.
Monsoon is breathtaking in konkan region.
Enjoy the calm offbeat beach away from the hustle bustle of normal touristy places.
It will be fun!
Also if anyone looking resorts, there are ample of resorts here on the beach front. Adventures ride are like, parasailing (inside the sea) Rs. 1000-1200, Banana ride - Rs. 200, Water Scooter Rs. 300 for single & double for Rs. 500. Please note that you don't get to ride the scooter, as there would be 3rd person with you who would ride it.
I am heading to Murud
History of Murud
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. 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.
Things To Do in Murud
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 Shivaji's 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.
Accommodation in 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.