Kashid is a little known but slowly getting popular tourist destination in Maharashtra. Situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Kashid offers wonderful experience of pleasure, relaxation and climate to the tourists. From being an unknown destination, it has started to come on its own in recent times. Kashid can also be termed as an offbeat destination which is placed between two rocky hills. The best part about the place is its location on the shores of the Arabian Sea. It is one of the hot favorites for people residing in Mumbai and Konkan region for weekend vacations.
Kashid is a beautiful amalgamation of wonderful gifts of nature. Right from rice fields, blue seas to white sand, green mountains, flowing water stream and lakes, it has got it all. Kashid also has an amazing beach with 3 km stretch. There are several historical and amazing places in Kashid where tourists can unwind themselves. Those looking for a pie of history can visit Janjira Fort whereas people with archeological interest can always check out Nawab’s palace. To the religious lot, Birla temple and Ganapati temple is always an attractive option.
Visitors can also take a look at Murud-Jaljira. Murud also has a good, clean beach. Murud is basically an old town primarily dominated by fishermen. Janjira is a renowned fort because of its historical significance and location. This fort is situated right in the middle of sea and that is indeed a pleasing site. From travel point of view, Kashid route is not far from major places like Mumbai and Alibaug. Kashid from Mumbai is just 135 Km and just 30 Km from Alibaug on the Alibaug-Murud road make it quite a convenient place to reach in no time. Kashid beach from Pune is nearly 170 kms. Because of Konkan railway, train connectivity has also started to get better. Connectivity to other nearby places like Pune, Thane, and Navi Mumbai etc is also quite good. All in all, Kashid is a wonderful attraction for tourists.