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Ankita Sharmaratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

17 reviews

The best secluded beaches.

I am a big fan of secluded beaches. I avoid crowded places. So, Alibag proved to be a pleasant surprise. The first beach that we went to was the Alibag beach. And it was a beautiful sight. It is also India's first beach with free WiFi. Although it was a bit crowded, the weather was very pleasant so we didn't mind. The next two beaches, however, were absolutely perfect. Kashid Beach and Nagaon Beach have not been commercialized and there were very few people. If you want to enjoy the real beauty of nature, these are the beaches that you must visit. The drive to these beaches was long and the roads are not very good. But the destination makes up for the journey. There are many activities that you can engage in for your entertainment at Alibag. But personally, as someone who likes to actually relax on vacation, I loved these secluded beaches that were a welcome change from the crowded city life.

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Mayuri Kubalratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

33 reviews

Cool weekend getaway

Alibaug is a place suitable to visit in a weekend. We were a large group and opted for cottage. It takes around 3-4 hrs to reach here from Mumbai. Peaceful environment and delightful weather was a must mention of this trip .. We visited nearby beach, had fun in the waters and clicked selfies. Just keep in mind not to go to beach when there are high tides.

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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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