Located in the natural depression of the Sahyadri Hills, Murbad is one of the lesser known getaways from Mumbai. It falls in the Thane district and is a wonderful family holiday spot. Full of lush green farms and heartwarming views of the Western Ghats, Murbad makes for a lovely weekend destination from Mumbai. The Mhasa Jatra that happens here around January is a traditional event that is worth attending to witness the culture in this part of the country. The Murbad-Karjat road has a number of resorts and farms that are great for weekend getaways with friends and family. (ALSO SEE Offbeat Monsoon Destinations Near Mumbai That Nobody Knows About) Located near Murbad is Naneghat, a trekking delight that becomes spectacular during monsoon. Another popular attraction is Fort Siddhagad, an ancient hill fort which is good to visit during winter. And then there is also Malshej Ghat, which is one of the best monsoon destinations in Maharashtra. Driving down to Murbad from Mumbai makes for an excellent road trip. Here are all the details on how to reach Murbad.
How to reach Murbad by road
Driving to Murbad from Mumbai is the best way to reach Murbad. It lies around 73 km from Mumbai and takes close to 2 hours to reach by road. Located on the Kalyan-Ahmednagar National Highway (No.222), Murbad is surrounded by scenic views. While the Murbad – Malshej State Highway (222) is in fairly good condition, village roads are not in great shape and may affect travel time.
How to reach Murbad by train
The closest railhead to Murbad is the Kalyan railway station which is around 30 km away. You can reach Murbad from Kalyan railway station in around 55 minutes by road.
How to reach Murbad by air
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport is the closest airport to Murbad. You can drive down from Mumbai airport to Murbad as mentioned above. (NOW SEE How to Reach Bhandardara, Maharashtra’s Prime Monsoon Destination near Igatpuri)
So, next time you are looking for a weekend getaway from Mumbai, ditch the cliched Lonabvala, Khandala and Alibaug. Try Murbad instead. Its rural ambiance, green farms and wonderful weather will make it a trip worth remembering.
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