Made famous by the formidable seafort - Murud Janjira Murud is 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 the Murud coast. Murud Janjira is a very popular weekend destination and is definitely the pick of all the destinations in this region.
Murud beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Alibaug region. With a vast expanse of soft sand beach with the Murud Janjira silhouting the horizon Murud paints a pretty picture and is a great weekend destination. A temple dedicated to Dattatreya is located atop a hillock in Murud. Though Murud is comparetivly much farther away than other Alibaug beaches the longer travel time is definitely worth the effort.
Few forts in Maharashtra have a history as exciting as Murud-Janjira, the legendary sea-fort. The fort belonged to a dynasty of Siddhis who are believed to have their origins in Abyssinia, in far North Africa. Today Murud-Janjira serves as an ideal weekend getaway. At a distance of 150 Km Murud Janjira can be visited all year round bt is better avoided during monsoons.
Murud is approximately 150 Kms from Mumbai and 200 Kms from Pune. One can either take the Alibaug route passing through Kashid to reach Murud Janjira or take the Roha route to reach Murud Janjira directly however distance would remain the same in both the routes. Though Murud Janjia and the beach is approx 60 Kms farther than Alibaug, Murud beach is amongst the best beaches in the region..
Kashid beach tucked between two rocky hillocks on the Alibaug-Murud road is one of the best beaches near Pune and Mumbai. Kashid is just under half an hours drive away from Murud. A long stretch of beach, Kashid stretches almost 2 kms! Kashid with waves much higher than other beaches in Alibaug. Though quite deserted on weekdays, Kashid attracts its fair share of week-end crowd.
Murud - Dighi Ferry
A boon for the motorcycle junkies exploring the Konkan coastline the Murud-Dighi ferry connects Murud to the Raigad beaches of Diveagar Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. Two wheelers are carried manually into the ferry and its not available for four wheelers.