This wildlife sanctuary was created to preserve the coastal ecosystem. The sanctuary is 36kms away from Diveagar, near Kashid. The sanctuary has 4 routes through which tourists are taken. Some of the flora and fauna found here are leopard, jungle cat, palm civet, barking deer, wild boar, butterflies etc.
Note: There is no food facility except a canteen near the entrance. Do give order there before entering the Sanctuary if you want to have lunch there, as they take around 1-1:30 hours to prepare it.Murud BeachMurud is a beautiful port town just 16 km away from Kashid. The calm & clean Murud beach is a visual treat.
We went to Murud next. It took us almost 45 minutes to reach there. We could see the Murud-Janjira fort from the road up in the mountain. We understood why it was closed, it was almost submerged in the sea. But it was awe inspiring. We decided to visit Murud again, just to see Janjira Fort.We had our lunch in one roadside restaurant. Murud is more commercialized than Kashid. There are lots of hotels and homestays near the beach. The beach was populated but clean. We couldn’t spend much time there as it started raining again but I liked the place.
Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary: Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is about half an hour drive from Kashid. A trek along the jungle trails is a delightful experience especially when its all green just after monsoons. There are over 90 different types of butterflies in Phansad Wildlife