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Sandip

Sandip5.0/5

2 reviews

Konkan trip for relax

This trip was planned for relaxing at beach. For that we stay at hotel FERN SILVANUS which is situated in chaul near revdanda. It was a truly memorable stay considering quality service offered. The place is superb with clean, huge rooms. In-room services are also good. No in regards to hospitality or stay. 5stars from me Specially for are travelling in bike. It is amazing experience to travel in night on bike.

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Amit

Amit3.9/5

4 reviews

A perfect getaway from busy metro routine

The weather in winters is just perfect time to visit this place. It is a perfect getaway from the busy routines /life in cities/ metros. It affords a peaceful place, the beaches and markets are not at all commercialized, that is to say they are still simple with simple and nice local populace.
Some must visit places are Kihim Beach, Alibaug beach followed by Colaba Fort and Varsoli Beach. Though there are a plethora of places to visit and of historical importance, but visiting all the places may not be possible keeping time and interest in view.
We had a family outing in Ruturaj Inn. It had a small but clean pool which was the main stay and we all thoroughly enjoyed playing in it. In addition, the water sports were enjoyable in all the beaches.
There is not much to drive in and around Alibaug, hence going by train and then hiring a cab would be a better option. We drove down in own car from Nasik and took us 6 hrs. There, we were able to drive only about 18 Km in 2 days. Secondly, one needs local advice to visit places which will be done well by the cab driver.

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Alibaug Overview

History of Alibaug

Located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Alibaug is a small coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and pleasant weather. It lies in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune.

Alibaug was founded in the 17th century by Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre who was the naval chief during the reign of King Shivaji. Alibaug has witnessed many historical events. It is a great destination for tourists who are looking for a quiet retreat from the city life. Alibaug attractions include churches, historical temples, beautiful beaches and forts.

People and Culture of Alibaug

The rich history of Alibaug is evident from the numerous ancient forts and monuments present in and around the place. The major population of the town comprises Marathas.

Marathi and Hindi are the two predominant languages of the place. Nag Panchami and Pola are some of the important festivals of the region.

Things To Do in Alibaug

Alibaug sightseeing mainly comprises beaches and ancient forts. Among the various Alibaug tourist places, Alibaug Beach is a popular tourist attraction. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Located at a distance of 1 km from Alibaug Beach, Kulaba Fort is also among the well known places to visit inAlibaug. The Fort was built 300 years ago by Shivaji Maharaj who was a Maratha warrior. Kihim Beach is also among the noteworthy places to see in Alibaug. Being less explored, it retains its natural beauty. Some of the other popular Alibaug places to visit are Mandwa Beach, Varsoli Beach and Nagaon Beach. Located at a distance of 4 km, the Khanderi Fort also attracts many tourists. It was built in 1678 on a small island by a Maratha ruler. Tourists looking for adventurous things to do in Alibaug can take part in water sports available at the beaches.

Food and Shopping in Alibaug

The cuisine of Alibaug is influenced by Konkani cuisine and is dominated by seafood which includes lobsters, crabs, prawns and pomfret. An Alibaug tour is incomplete without indulging in fresh and sumptuous seafood. Sanman, Sai Vatika, Aparanta and Flora are some of the popular restaurants of the place that serve mouth watering food.

After sightseeing in Alibaug, one can go on a shopping spree and purchase clothes, Kolhapuri chappals, antiques, accessories, etc. Raigadi Bazaar is dotted with shops selling a wide range of items at reasonable prices.

Accommodation in Alibaug

There are many options for tourists who are wondering how to reach Alibaug. Alibaug can be reached by ferry from the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The closest railway station to Alibaug is pen which is located at a distance of 30 km. Regular buses also ply from Mumbai to Alibaug.

One can also rent a car and drive down to the place.

Tourists can choose from among the many hotels and resorts in Alibaug according to the budget and preference. One can also look for accommodation in the vicinity of the major tourist attractions.


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