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1To ferry across the ocean to visit Murud Janjira in the middle of the sea
To ferry across the ocean to visit Murud Janjira in the middle of the sea

HolidayIQ Reviewer Soumyajit Roy adds, “Murud Janjira is a great place to be. The fort is built in the middle of the sea in an island. Now the fort is in shambles however it should be visited if you love adventure and history. There are boats from the shore( raja puri) every half hour, be sure to keep a count of your boat number, they follow a pattern of ferrying people...The most significant exhibit in the fort is "kalak bangadi", 3rd largest cannon in India, weighing over 22 tons...The fort was a full-fledged living fort with all the necessary facilities, eg palaces, quarters for officers, mosque, two small 60 feet deep freshwater lakes etc. ”

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2For it's world class beaches
For it's world class beaches

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arti Verma shares, “Murud is about 15 km away from Kashid. There is a single road from Kashid to Murud and the drive is awesome in itself. Murud Beach is better than Kashid Beach. The beach area is vast and clean. The waves are comparatively low during normal days and of course, some water sports are there. Do not forget to oblige the Nariyal Pani Wala at Beach. You can stay either in Kashid or in Murud because the distance from Kashid to Murud is only 15 km.”

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3For an idyllic getaway amidst hills and beach
For an idyllic getaway amidst hills and beach

There is so much more to the quaint town of Murud than just its exotic beaches, majestic sea forts, and lush greenery. While sauntering along the coastline of the sparsely crowded and clean beaches of Murud is a must,  a visit to the Ahmedganj Fort and Kasa Fort can help you turn the pages of history. Head to the Garambi Falls and the Garambi Dam to cool off. If you are a foodie, walk around and explore the lip-smacking Konkani cuisine served locally.

Beaches to unwind and hills to relax. Sounds exactly like the holiday you are waiting for? Murud offers you the best of both worlds. Especially if you pick the right hotel. Surrounded by hills that slope down to the beach, The V Resorts Mahua Bagh in Murud can make a family’s weekend getaway perfect with its tailored offerings for the guests in the form of picnic lunches, bonfire, and outdoor meals while birding.

Sunny and chic cottages that offer a spectacular view of the sea are just a few of the lovely things that this resort is capable of offering to its guests. Nestled in between coconut trees, this can be the ideal tropical getaway you have been waiting for.

HolidayIQ traveller Neha Gupta says “This offbeat beach is a brilliant place to relax and enjoy nature. Take the road from Alibaug to Kashid and then to Murud. You will experience nature at its best.

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4A Traveller's Mind Learns To Naturally Look for Beauty
A Traveller's Mind Learns To Naturally Look for Beauty

HolidayIQ Traveller Ankur Sharma shares about discovering Murud: "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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Reviews (44)

Himavanth tatipakala

Himavanth tatipakala5.0/5

2 reviews

Awesome Resort I have ever seen anywhere

Our experience here was simply awe. Rooms, ambience, swimming pool next to the beach is sexy place for people who really wanna give break to their daily works and spend some time with nature. I can say one line - This resort is magnificent than fort and beaches over there. I feel like I wanna stay in resort instead of going outside
  • Awesome Resort i have ever seen anywhere

Iravati Chitrav

Iravati Chitrav2.9/5

6 reviews

Comfortable stay away from noise

Beached like Karde, Harnai and Anjarla are at a 15 to 30 min drive from Murud. So if you are interested in adventure sports and some sightseeing, do choose to stay at Murud. You can visit Karde beach for adventure sports. Visit Harnai Suvarnadurga fort. Visit Anjarla for turtle release festival and come back to Murud for a calm and peaceful stay . . Anjarla and Karde have comparatively more visitors. And do keep in mind that this Murud (Murud Harnai) is different from the one famous for Murud-Janjira fort. (Near Alibag).

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Murud Overview

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.

Photos of Murud

Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Murud

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Ankush Sunkale

Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Murud
Murud Janjira, Murud

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Rudolph Furtado

On the way to Janjira
Murud, Maharashtra

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Himavanth tatipakala

Awesome Resort i have ever seen anywhere
Murud, Maharashtra

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Amartya Modi

A relaxed trip to Murud

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