Murud was our destination of choice to relax and unwind this last long-weekend. A short drive to the south of Mumbai, Murud is a small beach town which still has a few pristine, idyllic beaches.
The water is very calm, with gentle shallow waves
The beaches here are very wide and plain, great for strolls
At nearby Kashid Beach, you can lounge on hammocks in the shade
While some parts of Kashid Beach are teeming with people…
…there are several secluded spots to relax in
Sunsets on a calm sea are very picturesque
The sand in Murud beach is very fine and clayey, due to which it is rather tightly packed. The waves create some very beautiful patterns along the beach.
Criss-cross lines up close…
…reveal stripes when you step back
More stripes, darker in some areas
Here the stripes are tighter, giving the beach a ribbed appearance
A closer look
The patterns go for as long as the eye can see
With few people visiting, there are a lot of seashells, starfish and clams that end up on the beach after a high tide.
Here you can see a starfish in the pool of water and a clam on the rock
A turritella shell
A whole mass of shells and beautiful rocks at Kashid beach
During our vacation, the town of Murud celebrated Dussehra. I don’t know why religious celebration is used as a license to spoil and dirty nature. It marred an otherwise fine weekend. I hope people get more sense.
Holy cows lazing on the beach the morning after Dussehra, look at the filth around them
Garlands and other puja material found their way to the beach
Dussehra being done, who needs a Goddess?