Located on the banks of Rajapuri creek, Murud is a popular beach destination in Maharashtra about 200 kms from Mumbai. Murud Janjira - the formidable sea fort is the primary attraction in Murud apart from the beautiful expansive Murud beach. Apart from Murud Janjira Kasa or Padmadurg fort also dots the horizons off Murud coast. Murud Janjira can be visited from Rajapuri jetty in wind powered sail boats.
A very popular weekend destination, Murud Janjira is definitely the pick of all the destinations in this region. Made famous by the formidable seafort - Murud Janjira, Murud boasts of one of the cleanest beaches near Alibaug. A fair distance away from Alibaug, Murud has a beautiful expanse of beach with the Murud Janjira fort less than half an hours ferry ride away from Rajapuri.
Sightseeing in Murud Janjira
The Murud Janjira fort definitely is the primary attraction in Murud along with the beautiful beach with the Kasa fort looming in the horizons. Datta Mandir atop a hillock commands a panoramic view of the shoreline. Khokari Tombs three 500-year-old massive stone tombs of early Murud Janjira rulers is near located on the way to Agardanda from Murud Janjira. Eidgah a holy place for Muslims is located about 2 km towards the north of Murud.
Best Season to Visit Murud Janjira
Best time to visit Murud janjira is between November and February. Its better to avoid the monsoons for a visit to Murud Janjira as the boat service to Murud Janjira cease to operate.
SCUBA Diving in Murud
Few S.C.U.B.A diving sites has been identified near the Murud Janjira fort and deep sea diving is now possible near Murud Janjira. Joyrides as well as S.C.U.B.A diving training facility is available in Murud janjira.
Murud - Dighi Ferry
A boon for the motorcycle junkies exploring the Konkan coastline the Murud - Dighi ferry connects Murud to Raigad beaches of Diveagar and Harihareshwar. Two wheelers are carried manually into the ferry and ferried across the Rajapuri creek.