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Murud Maharashtra, West
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Murud is a small village close to Dapoli, (the base town) in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Murud is commonly called Murud-Harnai to distinguish it from Murud-Janjira (near Alibag).

 

It is a growing tourist spot, famous for its scenic beaches, ancient temples and medieval sea fort.

 

 Orientation

Murud on the Konkan coast is meant for travellers looking for deviation off the beaten track in a quite secluded place. Its a perfect holiday destination with idyllic beaches, pristine and serene surroundings.

 

Murud has it fair share of fame, to begin with are world famous mangoes, the 'Alfonso', following suit is its historical importance as many eminent personalities who did India proud were son's of this soil, to name a few are - Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Sane Guruji, Maharshi Karve.

 

One of the primary attractions here is the ancient Durga Devi Temple built way back in 18th century. It has beautifully carved wooden pillars and a lovely lotus pond.

 

Murud Beach- The safest and most beautiful beach in the Konkan region is a lovely place to spend a quite holiday. The long stretches of gorgeous sand, the crystal clear waters that are inviting and ideal for a swim. It is a great place to relax and spot white-bellied eagles, sea gulls, white-backed eagles and if really lucky, maybe a few Olive Ridley Turtles.

 

There are ample mind boggling opportunities like Water Sports, Dolphin Shows and Paragliding for adventure lovers to get their adrenaline high.

 

Nearby

Guhagar is another stunning beach to head for in Ratnagiri district, located 40 km from Chipun town. This small town is also known for its numerous temples dedicated to a variety of deities; the most famous is Vyadeshwar, devoted to lord Shiva.

 

All in all Murud Harnai has a quintessential charm, a getaway with simple stays and mixed bag of activities, rural experience and sightseeing.  

 

 Getting there

Location and Distance

225 km south of Mumbai. Nearest rail head is Khed and buses run from Mumbai, Pune and Mahad to Mumbai.

 Fast Facts
Name Murud Best Time To Visit June to February
Location Maharashtra   West   India   Destination  
Open From 0000-00-00  To 0000-00-00 Type Beach Destination
Temperature Summar   35-40C      Winter   12-15C      Rainy   28-34C
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