Alibaug is situated at a distance of 138 km from Pune. Surrounded by the sea on 3 sides and often called 'the Goa of Maharashtra', Alibaug is well connected to Pune by road.
The best way to reach Alibaug from Pune is by road, a journey of about 2 hours 40 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey from Pune to Alibaug are Pune - 47 km -> Khamshet - 61 km -> Pen - 30 km -> Alibaug.
Several ATMs, hospitals, rest stops and dhabas fall on the way. Restaurants such as Sahara, Sidhu Da Dhaba and Caf? Punjab are also present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum and Indian Oil, among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Pune to Alibaug
Pune to Alibaug By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Alibaug, which takes about 2 hours 40 minutes. This mode is ideal for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 10 to 16, depending upon the type of car hired.
We have tried two different ways to Alibaug and while return journey we took different path. Enjoyed, the driving here and visited most of the nearest palaces by own car, which was also a different and a good experience. I am panning to visit again with my friend/family in next vacation.
I visited this place for an official work, visited the whole of Raigad District. But roads were in bad condition till Madgaon. I took road via Roha, Ramraj to reach Alibaug and was stuck due to pathetic road condition. Since, I travelled around 400 km in a day, it was very hectic by the time I reached Alibaug.
The road, at the time of my trip (Nov 2014) leaves a lot to be desired; but then which road in Maharashtra today does not? The travel on the expressway is great, but the moment you leave the express way, be prepared for pot holes, no signages and narrow two lane roads. Having said that, the road is scenic and drive is enjoyable if the driver and passengers can ignore the condition of the road.
My travel was quite adventures. Do not get surprise, my cab driver was very new to this route and even he was not aware how to reach Puna-Mumbai Expressway from my place. We reached Alibaug after a long time asking the routes from the locals. It took around 5 hours to reach where as the journey was just about 3-4 hours.
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