The information in this post might be outdated

Horse-Riding On The Beach, Trekking & More: Why You Should Stay At This Amazing Resort In Murud

    What Is It?

    Got a weekend off? Don’t let it wither away to waste. Instead, plan a quick trip to the Golden Swan in Murud. Located just close to the Murud-Janjira Fort, The Golden Swan is a beach side resort perfect for a family vacation.

    How Do I Get There?

    If you’re driving down to Murud, take Mumbai-Pune Expressway, take the Khopoli exit and follow the route to Murud via Google Maps. The road, you best be warned, is a bumpy ride. This will take close to 3.5 hours.

    You can also just take a train directly from CST–Murud, and you look at options here.

    What To Do Around Murud?

    Murud is one of those blessed locations, which is a hands stretch away from a bunch of activities. If you’re one who gets easily bored, you’ll find yourself entertained with a bunch of options in Murud. You could:

    Go Horse-Riding On The Beach

    The Golden Swan is a lovely property that directly opens out on to Murud beach. Right here, you can choose either a horse buggy ride or a go horse-riding along the beach. Riding off into the sunset? A possibility here.

    Visit The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

    The beautiful and underrated Phansad Wildflife Sanctuary is only 20 minutes away from the resort. Say what! Go in for a couple of hours, take a walk around nature and if you’re lucky/unlucky spot a cheetah, and if you’re lucky/unlucky spot a Malabar giant squirrel. Get more information here.

    Visit A Fort From 1100 AD

    The Murud-Janjira fort is surrounded by water on all sides, and can be accessed by jetty from Murud Village. Visit this preserved fort for a full view of Murud and the sea.

    Take A Mini Road Trip To Alibaug & Kolad

    Since Murud is in such a convenient location, you can easily take a day trip to either Alibaug or Kolad, both of which are more or less 1.5 hours away. River rafting, anyone?

    Anything Else?

    Back at your base at Golden Swan, Murud? Pick up a book, sit down in a quiet beach-facing spot and let the resident ducks saunter around you. There is an in-house restaurant at the property itself. When we visited, we caught a meal full of authentic coastal fare, which is not atypical to the area.

    Interested in the space? You can stay here starting at INR 1,950 per person per night {depending on the occupancy of the room and the season you visit}. Check the room rates here.