Alibaug is a coastal town in the Raigad District of Maharashtra. Its proximity to Pune (140 kilometres) and Mumbai (90 kilometres) makes it a very popular tourist destination and a favourite weekend getaway for the residents of these cities. Alibaug, more popularly known as the “Rocky Shores” has multiple beaches extremely close to each other. For a memorable experience in this coastal town, find the best in budget and luxurious Alibaug hotels to stay in.
If beach hopping is what you are looking for, there is no better paradise in India for you.Awas Beach, Akshi Beach, Kihim Beach, Kashid Beach, Nagaon Beach, and Varsoli Beach are a few of the celebrated beaches in Alibaug that are located 5-minute drives from each other. Other places to visit in Alibaug include the Birla Temple, Kankeshwar Temple, Mandwa Port, Korlai Fort and much more.
Colaba Fort is located just about a kilometre away from the shores of Alibaug and is one of the important places of interest. This fort is easily accessible during low tide through a narrow strip of land which is otherwise covered during high tide. Another fort that should not be missed is the Sagargad, which is a trekking destination located close to the coastal town. The best time to visit Sagargad would be just after monsoon when the Dhondane Falls are easily visible. The Siddeshwar Temple and an old monastery are also places of interest that are located on the way to Sagargad. Lady of Mount Carmel is an old church that was established in 1741 and is definitely worth a visit during your stay here.
Some ways to spend your days in Alibaug
Alibaug is also known for its water sports. From jet skis to banana rides, you will get to experience a whole lot of water sporting activities. Sea kayaking, kite boarding, andscuba diving are other specialties that will make you want to come back for more. Mandwa Beach is the most popular among all the beaches for exciting water sporting activities.
Also known for its Konkani food, you will get tasty, lip-smacking,and fresh sea food in the Alibaug hotels. VaranBhaat, Kokum Curry, Egg Roast, and Konkan Fish Curry are a few of the delicacies that a part of this town and you mustn’t miss out on.
Plan a trip!
There are several ways to reach Alibaug. The most convenient from Mumbai, however, is a ferry ride from the Gateway of India via Mandwa. This also includes your travel till the Alibaug bus depot. Ferry is also the easiest option if you are looking to travel with your two-wheeler. You can also choose to travel by train to Pen, the nearest railway station from the coastal town. Ratnagiri Pass is a popular one from Dadar, Mumbai and Diva SWV. For more information on how to go toAlibaug and places to visit in Alibaug, browse through HolidayIQ.
For a fun-filled vacation with family and friends, Alibaug should definitely be on your to-do list this month. Pack your bags and book a trip to the calm beachside!