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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Mayuri Khekare
  • Mayuri Khekare
  • Lives in Wani
  • 2 Reviews

"A romantic destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is beautiful place. Nice place for outing and refreshing. For couples it is a nice place to spend quality time. Family can also go for nice picnic. Amazing sea view, sceneries and see rides are also available there. I love this place.
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Hitesh Shah
  • Hitesh Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 5 Reviews

"Fantastic place for short vacation"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visited alibaug for the first time. Awesome atmosphere, not so hot, not so cold even during winter season. The beaches are great and we stayed at beach house. Advise you to stay at beach houses, and they provide food too, quite affordable and spacious. Also there are many good places nearby like lonavala, khandala etc. Will go again for sure.
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Rajesh
  • Rajesh
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"A city with good beaches"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Did a trip with Family at Alibag, Nagaon and Kashid beach.

Started from Pune by bus to Alibag at 7. 30 am and reached at 12. 00. Checked in Hotel Sea view near Alibag beach. After refreshment started for Nagaon beach, took a 6 seater from Alibaug bus stand, reached Nagaon beach by 2. 00 p. M.

Nagaon beach is famous for very nice, clean beach with lot of green by coconut trees. It is also famous for water sports like Banana ride, Boating, Parasailing.

We took Banana ride and Boating very nice experience with very low cost. We played a lot at beach and stayed there till sunset. Watching sunset view was a very nice experience.
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Mustafa Hussain
  • Mustafa Hussain
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 1 Review

"Perfect for a weekend get away"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you live in Mumbai or Pune, Alibag is perfect weekend getaway. Murud village near Alibaug is located next to the sea and has some very cheap and affordable hotels. We usually stay here for a calm and relaxing holiday. The beaches are beautiful and mostly un-crowded. The USP of the place is the fact that it is very little commercialized and locals are very friendly. You can spend some quality time away from materialistic world. Don't miss the chicken curry at Patil Khanawada, or the boat ride to Janjira Fort.

For people living in Pune, there is an added incentive for visiting this place. The road from Pune to Alibaug crosses Tamhini ghat, which is very picturesque. In the last week of September this valley blossoms with yellow flowers which is a sight to behold. (Beware of landslides on this road during monsoon)
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Ajay Hajgude
  • Ajay Hajgude
  • Lives in Osmanabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Alibaug is very nice place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  • 3 Reviews

"Highly recommended to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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"Nice beach holiday destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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