Murud Tourism
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Murud Tourism

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Murud Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: Raigad

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 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.

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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Neha Gupta

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  • Neha Gupta
  • 1 Review
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"Calm and a beautiful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2016
Located in konkan region of Maharashtra, this offbeat beach is a brilliant place to relax and enjoy the nature, take the road from Alibaug to kashid and then to Murud, you'll experience nature at it's best.
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.
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Manthan Vakil

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  • Manthan Vakil
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  •  6 helpful votes
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"It will be fun!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 20, 2016
It's a good place, attractions like - Anjarle beach, Ganpati temple, Sunset point overlooking the vast sea, Old Asud Shiva temple Vyagreshwar, Hot Springs near Unawre. The beach also has some adventure sports and the team out there are good at it. There is also a morning dolphin sghtseeing (the boats start around 5:30 or 6 am) Needless to say all these activities are depended on the sea & wind status. Well about the safety status. The beach is completely safe. You can jump & swim with no fear. But I wouldn't say you shouldn't be careful

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.
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Ankush Sunkale

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  • Ankush Sunkale
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 62 Reviews
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"Nice weekend destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 13, 2016
We just visited for half a day and visited Janjira fort and Siddhivinayak Temple at Nandgaon. We did not stay at Murud. But on way to Janjira we saw Murud beach and Kashid beach. Kashid beach is worth visiting. Food is not so costly, at Murud we had Coconut water just for Rs 10/-. Toilets at Murud boat house are very dirty.
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Sushil Yadav

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  • Sushil Yadav
  • Lives in Thane
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"Good place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 17, 2016
Murud is mainly famous for Murud Janjira fort. This fort is around 1 km away form beach exactly inside the sea. You have to go by small ships only. This location is having huge history due to this fort. Parking is available near fort. Very less options are available for accommodation.
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Jai Dait

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  • Jai Dait
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 21 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  5905 readers

"Offbeat place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 7, 2016
If you do not want to see crowded beaches, Nandgaon Beach, 10 km away from Murud is a very good option. You will not get any hotel options there, mostly home stays available. There's one Siddhivinayak Temple which is very beautiful. Beach is secluded but clean and clear water. Good place for calm weekend.
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Nikhil Sakhare

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  • Nikhil Sakhare
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Murud, nice to be"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2016
It is a really nice place, I was staying at a place called Nestbamboo House. Beach was just in front of our room, they have a really nice rooms. Coming to beach it is one of the cleanest beach I ever seen. Water is while not black or dirty like some other beach. I enjoyed a paragliding and horse riding. Really nice place to spend your weekend with your family or friends.
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Sandeep Chauhan

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  • Sandeep Chauhan
  • Lives in Deoria
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"Budget trip & awesome scenery to watch"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2015
We were about 5 friends travelled by car. Trip from Navi Mumbai to Murud almost 130km, took around 4hours. Must leave home by 8 am to see a nice and beautifull scene around. A must halt at Alibaug to get freshen up and take some snacks. Check all necessary things because there is nothing in between Alibaug and Murud a whole mountain journey. A wonderfull scenery. A must halt at kashid after Alibaug which is around 16 ahead Alibaug. A best beach in Alibaug as per me and my friends. In Murud you can find a hotel at around 1500 Rs. For 5 person. Food is really good. Murud beach is too salty and dark. A must visit at Janjira fort. Be careful with guide as they charge too many if you are new. Not to give more than 50 Rs. Per head, it's enough. Theft may ask u for 200 per head, don't go for it. We had a great fun in a good budget as we are just a student. I was a head to money incharge in my group and I managed under 1000 Rs. Including fuel, food, 1day stay and visit to Janjira Fort.
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Jaidev Lohia

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Nothing Much"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2015
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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  • Lives in Mumbai
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  •  10 helpful votes
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"Overall, a good destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • 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
  • Lives in Mumbai
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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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