Known as the 'Mahabaleshwar of Konkan', this is a small town located 800 metres above sea level in the District of Ratnagiri. Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, this is a perfect weekend getaway since it's a short drive from Mumbai or Pune. Apart from enjoying the spectacular sceneries, you can also visit the old forts and temples in this region or engage yourself in some hiking or bird trails. Murud Beach, Ladghar Beach and Panhalakeji Caves are some of the more popular tourist spots. The beaches here pristine, safe and untouched, since not many people come here for a holiday and are perfect for you if you are looking for a hassle-free, quiet vacation.