Thursday, October 11, 2012

Serene Kashid & Murud Janjira !!

A Weekend Bliss !!

This weekend we thought of exploring Kashid Beach and Murud Janjira.We friends started off from Mumbai at 6 30 am in our car . Kashid is 160 Kms from Mumbai.Our journey started of with full of exictement :). When we crossed the pathetic roads of alibag and the real road journey started. .The roads were covered with trees and magnificient sea at one side and the other side with mountains.As we were going in 2nd week of october the weather was outstanding and drizzling which added cherry on the cake!!.

We reached at 12 30 noon @Kashid Beach. It was a white sand beach having small shacks , hammoucks and narial Paani.There were loads of water sports and horse riding too. We first decided to search for a buget hotel .Let me tell you after every 10 metres you will find a homestay or a hotel or a resort. At last we narrowed down to NASARG guesthouse which had clean basic rooms and was very near to beach.It was a non Ac room as most of the resorts dont have Ac backup .So it was better to take non ac rooms and also the weather in night drops down.

After the search of hotel was over we thought of first visiting the huge fort in Murud Janjira !!... Murud janjira is around 45 min from Kashid beach. We started again and travelling to murud janjira by road is very beautifull..its full of greenery and the whole coastal beach stretch makes it more beautiful.We could see the huge  fort which was between the water .This is an ideal place for photographers !!

Fort Janjira !    

  We reached the point where the ferry starts.We took a sharing ferry which cost us a nominal value of Rs 20 per person.We all were excited to go in a ferry.In 15 min we reached huge Fort.We also took a guide to understand about the fort.The guide charges Rs 300 per family and no bargaining :)It was a huge fort from inside but not very well maintained !!. It took us around 40 min to visit the fort .

Our Ferry !!
After visiting the fort we rused back as we had to do water sports which gets closed by 6 pm .So again started our journey to @Kashid Beach.When we reached Mini Goa the weather was beautiful as it was drizzling .. the sea waves had high tides and we all were all set for the water sports. They had banana ride, bumy ride, scooter and many more.Dont forget to bargain .... we enjoyed all the water sports @beach till 7:30 pm. But as it was dark there were no lights so after 8 pm we rushed back to guesthouse and were were damn hungry. Suddenly it started raining  heavily and the weather was cold .So then we had our room party as usual and were awake till 2 am.

Next day we checked out @ 6 30 am and reached Mumbai by 1 pm .......All refreshed and rejuvenated !!.We had one of the best trips in outskirts of Mumbai !!......Clean beach ..Water Sports... Beautiful Roads .. amazing scenic beauty made it all perfect !!. Must visit place !!