Drive from the hotel in Mumbai to the hotel in Harihareshwar via Murud on the coastal highway.
Pick up your rental car from the hotel and head out of Mumbai early in the morning to beat the traffic. Exit the city at Panvel and head to Alibagh, where you can make a pit stop at the beach. Hereon, the sea will be your companion nearly all the way to Murud. You will pass the peaceful Kashid Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters. The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to leopards, barking deer, Indian giant squirrels, pythons and birds like the crested serpent eagle, too is close by. Your next stop is the Murud Janjira Fort, which is a short boat-ride away from the port-town of Murud. Although now in ruins, it once used to be a living fort with official quarters and mosques. To head further down the coast, get your car onto a ferry, which will drop you off at Dighi. Your next stop could be Hotel Amar, known for its sea food, and then catch a ferry across the Savitri River. Next, we suggest that you make a pit stop at the Fattegad Fort, rumoured to be built under the rule of Shivaji Maharaja. Continue your drive to the hotel in Harihareshwar.