When there is the thought of a perfect family trip or a weekend getaway, Murud is the name that comes to one’s mind. It is a city that houses a number of beaches and forts making it a popular honeymoon destination too, in India. Being close to Mumbai and Pune, this green valley is a quick holiday destination for youths and office goers. Located in the Raigad district, Murud has resorts to welcome the travelers from not just nearby locations but all over the country. Any thoughts that you have been slogging a lot and need a break from the everyday hassle? Murud can give you all that you have been looking for. Why the delay? Pack your bags and get ready for an exhilarating trip.
Things to do in Murud
1. Murud-Janjira Fort
Do you love carvings? If you do, Murud Janjira Fort is the place where you will find carvings that will make you admire it for long. You must visit this fort when you are on a family trip or an educational trip. This is a fort that is surrounded by the Arabian sea from all directions, the fort makes you wonder how it was built.
2. Murud Beach
Beaches are fun and when in Murud, how can you miss out on the fun at Murud Beach? It is a combination of serenity and beauty that is rarely found.
3. Garambi Falls
Falling from a height of 100 meters, this waterfall is truly a place to be with friends or family. The experience of being in water with the right companions make it an enjoyable time. The best time to visit this fall is Monsoon.
4. Ahmedganj Palace
Who says palaces are meant for the royals only? Get the feel of being one by entering this palace in Murud. Spread across an area of 45 acres, Mughal and Gothic architecture will keep you glued for hours.
5. Garambi Dam
Built by the last ruler of the Siddi region, you will see how beautiful this dam is. It was built and dedicated to Queen Victoria. The interesting fact about this dam is that it is the source of water for the entire city. You may be on an adventure trip or a quick weekend getaway with friends, this dam is a must-see.
Enjoy bumper tube rides as well as jet ski rides when in Murud together with friends or family.
You will need approximately Rs 5000 to spend if you visit Murud for two days.
How to Reach Murud?
If you are travelling to this city from Navi Mumbai or Thane, you will get buses dropping you to this city in a few hours. Roha is the nearest railway station and you must take a train to this station. From there, the distance can be covered in one to two hours.
The nearest airport is Mumbai international airport and you can take a cab from the airport.
Best Time to Visit Murud?
Depending on whom you are travelling with, you choose the time of the year too. However, the time when you must plan an adventure trip or a family trip to Murud is between October to February. The city will be at its best.
Nearby places that you can visit when you are in Murud are Mumbai, Pune, Daman, Lonavala, and Khandala.