Phasand is located in the Murud and Roha Taluka of Raigad district in the Konkan region, with a coverage area of 52-sq-km. The Phasand wildlife sanctuary, which encompasses the Coastal Woodland Ecosystem of the Western Ghats, offers a highly peaceful atmosphere all its visitors. Situated within the state of, Phansad is located 140 km from Mumbai.
The sanctuary once served as the private hunting ground for Siddi Nawab Murud of the Janjira state. The Nawab constructed roads and water bodies within the forest. The ruins of the Siddi Nawab’s bungalow at Kesauli offer a splendid view of the Kashid beach. A temple of the Dhawir Vardhini who is revered by the Aajri tribals is located inside the reserve.