Drive from the hotel in Mumbai to the hotel in Harihareshwar via Murud.
Today, pick up your 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. Pass the peaceful Kashid Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters.
Recommended: The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to leopards, barking deers, Indian giant squirrels, pythons and birds like the crested serpent eagles, too is close by. Next, stop at 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. Stop next at the Harihareshwar Beach which is popular for the namesake temple that's said to be blessed by Lord Shiva himself. You could stop at 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.