Murud, Murud, Maharashtra, India, 402401
Murud is a small city located in the Raigarh district of Maharashtra, India. It is also a tourist destination just like Alibag, and is located at a distance of 42km from it. There are many tourist attractions in this city which have been instrumental in attracting visitors from all over the country as well as abroad.
Before the Marathas came into the picture, Murud was under the rule of Bahamani Sultan of Ahmednagar. Under his supervision, Malik Ambar, his Habshi, used to rule this place with the help of the Siddis. However, due to the rivalry between Indian Muslims and the foreign Muslims, the third force in the name of Marathas and under the rule the Chhatrapati Shivaji, gained Murud’s reigns.
Popular Places to Visit Around Murud
Though Murud has numerous tourist attractions, the ones that are prominent include Murud Janjira Fort, Murud Beach and Garambi Waterfalls.
Murud Janjira Fort, standing over an island, on an oval-shaped rock in the blue Arabian Sea is a massive attraction spot for tourists. There are many forts in the area but what Murud is mainly known for is its 15th century sea fortress defining the skyline of the coastal village. With its three gigantic cannons acting as its special attraction, Murud-Janjira is considered to be one of the strongest marine forts in the country.
Murud beach, the peace and the tranquil atmosphere this beach has to offer along with its glittering white sands ans surrounding greenery are worth paying a visit. Other attractions at Murud beach include early morning Dolphin site seeing and adventurous water sports such as Parasailing (under the beach), Banana ride and Paragliding.
Located amidst forest, Garambi Waterfalls is filled crystal clear waters and is surrounded by lush green trees and chirping birds. Apart from the greenery and the tranquil atmosphere this place has to offer, it also offers us to observe a variety of flora and fauna. This place is just like a paradise for all nature lovers.
How to reach Murud?
From Mumbai, Murud is 229 km away via road, NH 66. Murud can also be reached by road from Pune via MH SH 70, distance is 180 km.