Alibaug Tourism
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Alibaug Tourism

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Alibaug Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Pincode: 402201
  • District: Raigad
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 02141
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 33°C
Alibaug, a small town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, is known for its beautiful beaches and scenic locations. It's one of the most popular weekend getaways for Mumbaikars.  

History of Alibaug
Alibaug’s history dates back to the 17th century. The town was founded by Sarkhal Kanhojio Aangre, the naval chief during King Shivaji's regime. Alibaug has been witness to numerous historical events.

Things to do in Alibaug
A beach destination with loads of sea, sun and sand, Alibaug is a great place for travellers looking for peace and tranquility. Dotted with forts, churches, temples, there many things to do in Alibaug. For travellers looking to indulge in water sports, Nagaon Beach is a great bet where you can go on a banana boat ride, jet ski, and enjoy parasailing at reasonable prices. People interested in going on a fort exploration trail, must-visits include Kolaba, Khanderi and Janjira. There are a number of local tour guides who can be hired for local sightseeing tours. However, make sure to bargain and get the best price.

For diving enthusiasts, Alibaug is just the place. A number of stretches on the beach are recommended. Head towards Kihim, Varsoli, Akshi, Nagaon, Kashid and Murud for an exhilarating diving experience. Beaches like Aksi and Nagaon are good places for families as they are flat, have less depth and have vast expanses of sand, which is ideal for activities on the beach and to build sand castles. However, expect a lot of crowd in weekends. Travellers are suggested to carry sunscreen, flip flops, sunglasses and a frisbee.

Beaches like Murud, Kashid and Kihim are picturesque and less crowded. Since Alibaug is a popular getaway, expect a lot of tourists on weekends. Also, travellers are recommended to drive down to Alibaug in their own car as local transport is expensive.

Food & Shopping in Alibaug
Since Alibaug is located in the Konkan region, you can’t afford to miss Konkani cuisine, which comprises curries made of local fishes such as pomfret, rawas and surmai flavoured with coconut. Bakri roti and kokam sherbet are popular too. Alcohol is available across the city, however, it’s better to carry your own as many shops Alibaug only sell beer. Shopping options are limited to local produce like Konkani masalas, kokam and honey. 
 
Travelling to Alibaug

The best time to visit Alibaug is during winter, between November and February. If you are in Mumbai, the fastest way to travel is by ferry from the Gateway of India, which operates from morning till evening. At nominal charges, travellers can reach Mandwa jetty in 45-60 minutes. From there, Alibaug is 20-25 minutes by bus or auto. Do remember that this service is closed during monsoon, between July and September.  

Travellers can also reach Alibaug by road. Start early and follow the Mumbai–Goa highway. Alibaug is close to 65 km from Panvel. Grab some hot vada pav at Shri Datta Snacks at Panvel near the intersection and later make a quick stop over at Roti Shoti and Chai Nashta near Karnal Bird Sanctuary for some good and inexpensive tea and breakfast.

Be careful while you drive down the road as the stretch near Pen does not have any dividers and has heavy traffic movement throughout the day. Besides, the road condition in Pen is very poor. After Pen, roads are comparatively better with very little traffic.

Accommodation options in Alibaug
There are plenty of hotels, resorts and homestays available in and around Alibaug. You can choose one based on your preference and budget. Alibaug also has plenty of bungalows to choose from.

Contributed by: Raj Kamal, HolidayIQ.com Traveller
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Nitin Nandanwar

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  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 5 Reviews
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"Overall it was good place to enjoy!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
We visited Alibaug in the month of December along with family. It is a 3 hour journey from Mumbai by road. The place is superb. Beaches are neat and clean. It's similar to Goa. There are 3-4 good beaches. There are lot of activities to do at the beaches. We all enjoyed a lot. Superb place.
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Vishwa Bhosle

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  • Vishwa Bhosle
  • Lives in Dombivli
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"Amazing atmosphere at Alibaug" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Alibaug is wonderful place to visit. It is very close to nature. There are many tourist spots such as murud Janjira fort. Must have dish over their is Fish! Its just Yumm. We have amazing beaches, Forts to visit. There are even water activities such as banana boats. A stay over Alibaug is most preferable.
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Ashfaq Malbari

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  • Ashfaq Malbari
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Very good destination to go!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Awesome place near Mumbai to hangout. Just 125 kms drive from Mumbai. With water sports and good ambience. Loads of holiday home and hotels and cottages for an overbite stay. Good food & clean beach. Fishes, malwan food, Horse carts, Para sailing, Water boats, banana rides drive you crazy. Above all dirt bikes four wheelers easy to hang around.
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Pawan Sharma

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"Alibaug trip, unforgetable"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Good place for weekend, good food and beaches, Alibaug fort is also good to see. People can go with family and friends even couples can enjoy. Its feel like Goa. Nagaon beach is also good and clean. You can enjoy water rides. There is hotels and Bungalow's on economy rates.
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Anshul Kendre

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"Nice weekend place & loved it"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We have been to Alibaug for a weekend. It was brilliant experience. Food was awesome, people here are simple and loving. Ever ready to attend tourists, the seafood here is to die for. Exotic beaches are awesome. Definitely recommended for peaceful beach holidays.
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Shikha Singh

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  • Lives in Pune
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"Amazing Konkan - Alibaug and allies"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Day 1 - Reached Alibaug town in a driving journey of 4 hours, 150kms from Pune by Mumbai-Pune highway.

Stay at Hotel Spice Land. Decent budget hotel with good standards. Located at Versoli Phata, Alibaug, Raigad. Affiliated to Maharashtra government tourism. Clean rooms and attached bathroom. Rate: 2500 per night (negotiable)

Suggested by hotel staff to visit Versoli beach which was in close proximity about 1-2 kms from hotel. The road to this beach passes through narrow lanes flanked by small houses and huts and dense greenery. The beach is very clean as compared to other beaches in Konkan. It has black sand and various water adventure sports options. Also on the outskirts of the beach, there some eateries that serve delicious prawns. A must try.

Next we visited Alibaug beach which was some 4-5 kms from Versoli again passing through small bylanes. Packed with crowd, Alibaug beach is a crowded yet good beach to visit along with Alibaug Fort. Water sports and All Terrain Bike rides available. Proceeded for dinner at Hotel Tushar located close to the hotel. Impressive hotel with good food but not delicious. Nothing konkan or malvan about the food. Quite expensive on the pocket.

Day 2: Early morning checked out and left for Nagaon Beach. Again pretty crowded but one can enjoy a lot. Many adventure sports activities like Parasailing, Water scooter ride, Bumper ride, Banana ride etc. at nominal cost. Changing and bathing facilities as well as eateries available. Average clean beach with decent atmosphere.

Lunch at Mahesh Lunch home just outside Nagaon beach recommended by localities. Small place but over crowded due to their excellent sea food and veg thalis and being very cost friendly. Extremely courteous staff who are always looking to serve you better with patience and politeness fulfilling every demand. Excellent food with Surmai thali, pomfret Thalia a must try. Not to miss this little place if one wants to enjoy authentic Konkan food.

One can also proceed for Kashid beach which is 22 kms from Nagaon and Murud Jangira forts at 50 kms. Left for Pune on the way shopping at Konkan food bazaar for the home-made delicacies and spices available very cheaply.
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Vikrant Adhau

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"Overall an awesome place!"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Alibag is such a good place for visiting. The climate is awesome. Lot of places to visit. Those who is see food love for those is an ultimate place to visit. The beach is is situated in Alibaug i.e Kashid beach. It has an lot of things to play & also have a boating facility. We enjoyed the mother boat ride. Horse riding is also available. There are sand mortar ride has a nice experience. Lot of canton for taking food. Also has an sun rise point n sun set point in sea. We enjoy lot play sand take lot of selfies. Good parking facility is available. Hole road is aside to sea. Once you have to visit this place. Place is near from Mumbai & also near from Pune. Hotel facility is available. Maximum hotels are sea facing. So if you are taking halt in Alibag it will be an nice experience in your life.
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Nilesh Soman

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"Excellent place!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A good place to visit on any season. Neat and clean beaches, enjoyable water sports and so many beaches near about. Fish preparations are awesome, wow what a delicious fish recipes. I would like to visit this place again and again. Nice place to visit.
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Rahil Jaiswal

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"Alibaug: 1 Day trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
There are many historical places to be visited. Sequence for exploring your journey to Alibaug must be starting from forts in morning. Following the further steps to temples and village site-seeing. A trial of Konkani food will be the piece of cake for your trip's meal.

Adventure start when you visit the beach. Because as you are there, atmosphere changes, and all you do is explore the beach, fun in seawater. If you really wanna explore the sea, just go for all the water sports. Beaches are best for sunset, and it would be even better if you are flying over the sunset.
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"A Must Visit Place-Alibaug"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
My Experience at Alibaug was excellent. I felt like I travelled in very different territory, the climate was very nice, plus the crowd was also very nice. I travelled to many places like would like to describe them all.

1. Awas Beach: Very peaceful and deserted beach. You wont find people much here. Very peaceful and clean beach

2. Mandwa Beach/ Port: One of the entry point for many from mumbaikar, this port is ferries people through Jetty from Gate way to Mandwa beach, you can take bus from here to go to Alibagh. The charges are also modest, 165/- for AC, 155/- for Upper desk, 135/- for lower seat. Don't miss the thrill and mesmerizing moments while travelling. You can also take along couple of chips packets and throw them to the birds flying along with the Jetty.

3. Khim Beach: one of the cool beach, things are pretty good here. Enjoy beach sport.

4. Alibaug beach: Enjoy boat rides, being in Alibaug, you can expect bit crowd on this beach.

5. Birla Temple: travel in the evening, bit far away from Alibaug, almost 30 kms away

6. Nagaon Beach: one of the most happening beach, had good crowd. You can enjoy many water sports here. Also this place has many restaurant where you can enjoy sumai or promplet thali. You can also buy surmai from here... One of the nice beach I visited in my tour

7. Kolaba fort: Can be visited once you're on Alibaug beach.
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