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About Murud

For the last five to six years the tourism industry of Murud-Janjira is increased a many-fold times.This is mainly because of its short distance from Mumbai.These days it is a favourite destination for most of the people.Today it has developed itself as a good weekend picnic spot.Tourists not only from Mumbai and other places from India but people from abroad are also seen here and there number is multiplying every year.

Murud is a peaceful fishing village with a pretty seashore and a helter-skelter of wooden cottages. It is a quiet little getaway that basks in the Konkan sunshine. The beach is edged with swaying betel palms, coconut fronds and groves of casuarinas. A temple dedicated to Dattatreya occupies prime position on a hillock, from where you can get a commanding view of the entire bay. Dominating the landscape is the palace of the Siddhi Nawabs, the Janjira fort and the Janjira caves.

Best time to travel here

Murud has a coastal climate and can be visited at any time of the year, avoiding the monsoons. Carry plenty of sun-protection and light cotton clothes.

Janjira Fort

Janjira Fort

Janjira, near Murud, is amongst the more hardy forts that the Konkan coast is gilded with. The Arabian Sea crashes relentlessly all around the fort, which lies 2 km into the ocean at Murud, a village in Maharashtra's Raigad district.

Datta Mandir

Datta Mandir

Datta mandir is situated on a hill,although you can reach there with your vehicle..It is untouched from any commercial exploitation whatsoever and command a breathtaking view of te Murud-Janjira panorama. Swami Bramhendra built this temple dedicated to Shri Datta and hence it is known as Datta Mandir and Mela is organized on every Datta Jayanti. He built the temple because he discovered traditional footwear (also known as padukas) on the south western spur of the Hanging valley three centuries ago.

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