Sightseeing around Murud Janjira

Tourist Spots near Murud Janjira

There are many tourist spots around Murud Janjira which can be visited if you are planning a holiday with more than two nights stay in Murud Janjira. Kashi beach popular for its water sports facility, Phansad wildlife sanctuary and Birla temple in Salaav are the most visited spots near Murud Janjira. The forts of Korlai and Revdanda forts are also worth a visit, if not for the historic importance definitely for the grand view it offers!
Around Murud Janjira..

Murud Janjira is flanked by some popular holiday destinations on its either sides. Diveagar and Velas are just across the Rajapuri creek and the Phansad wildlife sanctuary and Kashid is located towards the north of Murud Janjira. There are some very popular temples churches and historic forts dotting the shoreline north of Murud Janjira.
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Birla Mandir

Located about half an hours drive away from Murud Janjira, built atop a hillock Birla mandir has Ganesha as the main diety. The idol of Ganesha is placed on a marble nave which is intricately carved.  The idols of ‘Riddhi and Siddhi’ are placed on either sides of the Ganesha idol. There are small temples of ‘Radha-Krishna’, ‘Shiv - Parvati’ and ‘Surya deva’ also in the Birla mandir. Aarti at the Birla mandir is performed at at 9.00 am and 7.00 pm everyday.

Chaul - A Portugese Settlement

A former settlement of Portuguese, Chaul is replete with Portuguese ruins, old churches and synagogues. The Korlai Fort and lighthouse is worth a visit in Chaul.

Olive Ridley Turtles

Velas acruss the Rajapuri caves 10 kms from Dighi port has always had the highest number of nests of Olive Ridley turtles and they host the Turtle Festival each year to celebrate the release of the hatchlings in February
Khokari Tombs near Murud Janjira
Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

A trek through the jungles trails of Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is a delightful experience, especially after monsoons, that can be enjoyed during a holiday in Murud Janjira. Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is less than half an hour away from Murud Janjira.
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