Believed to be one of the strongest sea forts in India from yester years Murud Janjira Fort is one of the most well maintained sea forts in Maharashtra. A visit to the fort is amongst the most popular things to do in Kashid where you get to travel in a sail boat in the creek to the island fort. The ferry across to the fort in itself is very exciting.
Padmadurg or Kasa fort is a much smaller fort than Murud Janjira built to to attack Murud Janjira. Kasa fort is one of the five historical sea forts built by Shivaji Maharaj and currently falls in the protected monument of the Archaeological Survey of India. To visit the fort a permission from the customs department has to be procured. It is just adventurous to visit the fort as very few people manage to visit the Kasa fort. Private boats has to be hired to visit Padmadurg as regular ferries are not available to visit Padmadurg.
Camping in Kashid is very popular and many campsites in Kashid have cropped up. The Kashid beach itself doesnt have basic infra structure like clean toilets for camping. The organized campsites offer the basic requirements and also include activities like campfire to give a authentic feel to the camping experiance. Although camping in Kashid alone is possible, since it is not very popular and campers dont camp every day or every weekend it is better to camp out in Kashid groups. It is advisable to take prior permission.
Joshuas SCUBA Diving
(www.scubadivingintarkarli.com) attempted to identify a dive site near Kashid off the coast of Kashid as well as Murud however wasnt able to identify a divesite viable for joy rides for tourists visiting Kashid. The water near Tarkarli is clearer and presence of coral reeves has helped in increasing the presence marine life at the divesites near Tarkarli. Although Kashid or Murud doesnt offer a fish tank like experiance individual deep sea dives can be organized with advance intimation.
With over 720 species of flora and 279 species of fauna that include mammals, birds and butterflies a trek in Phansad wild life sanctuary is an interesting digression during a beach holiday to Kashid. Owing to the hilly terrain you would need to be extremely lucky to spot a larger mammal like leopard or barking deer however Phansad is a paradise for bird watchers and lepidopterist! Phansad claims to be home to over 90 species of butterflies along with numerous species of avians!!
Phansad is located 12 kms away from Kashid beach and generally a visit to the beach or the forts is coupled with a visit to the bird sanctuary. The timings of the sanctuary is 8 am to 8 pm and birding enthusiasts prefer to stay inside the sanctuary as bird sightings are more common during early mornings. The sanctuary has 7 tents and a A/c cottage within the sanctuary. The sanctuary offers bullock cart rides within the sanctuary however you are better off on foot for some animal sighting
Almost all the popular water rides like bumper ride banana rides and jet skiis are available in Kashid. Parasailing at Kashid beach is very popular which is organised on the beach behind the jeep and in the sea off the coast of Kashid behind the boat.
Joshua SCUBA diving attempted to identify a SCUBA dive site off the coast of Kashid however currently it is suspended due to inability to find an ideal dive site near Kashid.