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This fort is in the middle of the sea and takes you back in time. The boat ride is very adventurous. You have to Rs 50 per person. These boats have the most primitive way of sailing, they sail with the direction of the wind. The sea was a lil choppy when we stepped into the boat and the struggle of the 4 boatmen to find the right direction was a thing to see. The fort was visible at a distance. It's magnanimous. I was in Rome sometime back and the Colosseum had given me the same feeling. It's a pity that the government does nothing to protect these ancient monuments. The boatmen tell you mesmerizing stories of shivaji and the fort on the way. It takes about half an hour to reach the fort. Inside the fort it's all ruins and thick jungle. You can hire a guide for 300 bucks who will show you around but it's not worth and you may want to look around a bit by yourself. On the top of the fort you can still see some canons that look out to the sea. I sat by them and thought how many enemy ships must have been bombarded by these canons!
Getting a weekend off, in Mumbai, being a media student is like finally getting some time for myself , to have peace and to explore places in and around Mumbai.So while returning back from college in a crowded train on a friday night, my friend suggested me to visit Murud Janjira. All I knew about the place was - 'Janjira' Fort which is one of the strongest marine forts of India and the Murud beach which is famous for its proximity to Janjira off the coast of Rajapuri and is supposed to be clean and peaceful. Saturday early morning , My friend and I decided to go on a backpacking trip to Murud without any prior planning and only a little bit of research done about how to reach the place. We had to board a ST bus from Thane to Murud or take a ferry from Getway to Mandwa , then board a bus from Mandwa to Alibaug and again board a bus from Alibaug to Murud. We decided to board a ST bus , The state transport which is used by a lot many Maharastrains for daily travel, It took us Five hours to reach Murud ,travelling through the interiors of Maharashtra . The drive was beautiful and green. I knew that the next task for us was finding a hotel for ourselves . After interacting a little with the bus conductor who seemed to know everything about the place , I got to know about ' The Nest Bamboo House ' which has six cottages besides the beach. I got down at ' Maruti Naka ' a stop before the bus depot and walked upto The Nest which was only few footsteps away. The first sight of The Nest was pleasant. There were coconut trees in the centre and hammocks were tied to the branches . I could see the Beach right in front of me which made my mood pleasant. The cottage was clean and we liked it. It costed us 1800 rs per day. The Owners of the Nest cooked for the visitors. After having the delicious seafood served by the people at the Nest , we rushed to the beach which was clean and considerably empty. We found many water sports options - The banana boat ride , jet ski and paragliding . It was an amazing experience specially the cheerful sunset , the water and the unpolluted and unpopulated beach. The Janjira Fort was visible at the horizons of the sea but the ships going till there werent available . The next day we came back the same route . Thus , my peaceful Trip ended .
Delicious seafood, delectable local delicacies, the sand and the sea – Murud is everything we know about Maharashtra. The lovely beach town is perfect for a weekend holiday, and like any other weekend destination, it has the ingredients of an unforgettable, much needed holiday. Do visit Murud Janjira Fort, Murud Beach and Sidhi Vinayak Temple. The Murud beach is the perfect way to spend your weekend. You can spend an entire day here and not feel the need to head anywhere else. The beach is lined with restaurants serving fresh, delicious sea food and it's the best place to conduct all your seafood experiments. The beach is ought to be a little crowded during the weekend but the rush won't hamper your holiday too much since this 1.5 km beach has space for everyone. You can take a boat to Janjira Fort to explore the ruins since that perhaps is the best way to explore the area. If you have a little time from your weekend at the beach, this is a great way to spend it.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Murud is from October to March