Alibaug Tourism
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Alibaug Tourism

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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Ajay Hajgude
  • Ajay Hajgude
  • Lives in Osmanabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Alibaug is very nice place to visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Alibaug is very nice place to visit. You will see the beaches very clean and green environment. To reach to Alibaug one can go by bus or by ferry from Gateway of India to Mandawa. From Mandawa the buses are arranged to go to Alibaug by ferry authority. From Alibaug nearest beach is Alibaug beach
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Satish
  • Satish
  • 3 Reviews

"Fresh and variety fishes available" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Alibaug is a nice place to be, very close to Pune city reaching there is very easy, you come out cheap. Malvani food is something you.can try if you are non-veg. Fishes are very good to eat, you will get fresh and variety of fishes there. It was very good experience to roaming around on beach.
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Nishant' Rai
  • Nishant' Rai
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Highly recommended to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The best thing always will be Jet Ski Ride! :D Damn Awesome. Highly recommended to visit. We were travelling from Pune so it was quite a fantastic trip with friends, girl friend or family. This was our first time and let me tell it was completely awesome. Radisson Hotels will be the recommended for all, its very nice and on absolutely good place, a perfect view of sea from rooms.
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Melroy Moraes
  • Melroy Moraes
  • Lives in Vasai
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  • 4 Reviews

"Beaches are clean and nice place for evening out"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Alibaug is a nice place to be, very close to Mumbai city reaching there is very easy, you can even take a ferry from the Gateway of India to mandwa., come out cheap. Malvani food is something you will relish specially fish lovers can delight. Beaches are clean and nice place for evening out.
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Chandan Gosavi
  • Chandan Gosavi
  • Lives in Alibag
  • 1 Review

"Best place ever seen in my life"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
My first trip to Alibaug was so good its a nice place to stay. I can even spend my whole life in here. The place is just like mini Goa. The people in here are good and helping. I would like to come to this holiday designation again and again. The trip was so gooooood.
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Sampat Bhansali
  • Sampat Bhansali
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  • 5 Reviews

"Nice beach holiday destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Alibaug is a nice beach holiday destination near Mumbai. It is connected via road and water to Mumbai. Hotels & local transport are expensive in general. It is not a shopping area, but a place for sea-food lover. Alibaug beach & Varsoli beach are generally good beach. Go with your friends to enjoy more.
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Ajay
  • Ajay
  • Lives in Ahmedgarh
  • 3 Reviews

"A place for seafood lovers"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
There are so many beaches around, the old fort, hindu mandirs to visit. A person who is sea food lover, it is a great destination, because you get authentic seafood in most of the hotels. In fact, one should visit small food joints wherein homemade seafood is served.
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Kumar
  • Kumar
  • Lives in Adari
  • 3 Reviews

"The best destination for Mumbaikers"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The best destination for Mumbaikers. Travelling from long distance like me from Hyderabad is not so good. We have more beaches around us; if time permits we can stay and enjoy a lot. There are lot of places in and around this Alibag but due to time constrain we could not do much.
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Nilesh Shaha
  • Nilesh Shaha
  • Highlander
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  • 6 Reviews

"A cool calm and clean place for short break"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I visited Alibaug for short break and it was energizing experience for me. It has very calm and clean beaches and more to it is that due to greenery it's not humid but its much cooler. We had visited 4=5 beaches and had same experience we enjoyed water games, playing in the sea, sitting on seashore watching tides etc. also enjoyed visiting Janjira and colaba forts which are in the sea. Overall, it was very good break for me.
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Satya Saini
  • Satya Saini
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 3 Reviews

"A place which should be visited"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2014
Its altogether a good place if you love high tides in sea. I did not got enough time to explore local market but we saw the Ganesh Visarjan that day, it was awesome. Roads are pretty dis-comfortable from Alibaug to Khasid beach. Alibaug is a good town. I will revisit this place and explore the areas i missed due to heavy rain at that time.
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