A picturesque holiday spot with coconut and betel nut trees, Murud is situated in Raigad district in Maharashtra. Glittering coastline of sandy beach and the surrounding greenery makes this magnificent place a hot spot of the tourists. A small fishing village, Murud is famous for its marvelous beaches, ancient forts, and swaying coconut and beetal palms.
These beautiful twin islands offer a wide range of fabulous sights, which makes it a fast emerging tourist destination. Various temples and churches that has survived the rampage of time, a vast coast line fenced with palm groves, hot springs and remnants of old forts, Murud Janjira provides a long list of amazing spectacles to everyone.
One among the prime locations of this wonderful locality is the splendid island fort of 'Bassian' which overlooks the Bassein beach. The Panchala fort is a hill station which is a quiet and serene place to relax.
The nearby hills of Murud-Janjeera holds a marvelous shrine dedicated to lord Dattatreya. The deity in this shrine is unique as it the three heads, and is the incarnation of the Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswara. This fabulous temple also catches the panoramic view of the entire seashore, which makes the voyage to the hilltop a worthy experience.
The atmosphere in Murud-Janjira is serene and pollution free. Adventure lovers can try a ride in a kattamaran - some sort of a country boat. It will be quite fun to travel in a bullock cart or in a tonga.
A pretty fishing village with beaches hemmed with green coconut and palm groves, majestic mountains, and ancient monuments, Murud Janjira is a thriving tourist destination and a must see place.
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Travel within city
Murud Janjira is situated around 165 km from Mumbai
and there are frequent buses and taxi services from Mumbai to Murud Janjira. The taxis from Mumbai costs around INR 3200 and they are comfortable. The nearest railway station is at Roha which is approximately an hour from Murud Janjira. They are taxis available from Roha to Murud Janjira. They cost around Rs 500. There are a few travel options in Murud Janjira that a person can choose from. Tourists can choose from cabs, government buses and large auto rickshaws. Autos and buses can be found easily and are available throughout the city and cabs can be booked in advance.
Government buses are an easy way to commute in the city. They are inexpensive and cost between Rs 10 and 30. However they might be crowded during the peak hours. Buses are not very comfortable, especially if they are crowded.
Shares auto rickshaws can be found all over the town. They are an extremely quick way to get around the city. However shared auto rickshaws are less comfortable. They are inexpensive and the maximum price to any place within the city is Rs 10.
Cab agencies such as,
Swami Car rental, Phone No-9221113006 offers pick up and drop services. Their costs vary from Rs 1500 to 3000.
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