New year celebration in Alibaug Alibaug Review

New year celebration in Alibaug

Review of Alibaug, Maharashtra

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Santosh Silimkar

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"New year celebration in Alibaug"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2011
Nice place to celebrate. Gr8 experience on the sea beaches. They are so clean and attractive.. Sun set and Sun rise on the beach was unforgettable experience

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Malvani Food at local restaurants like Sanman and Suruchi.. Enjoyed the food a lot.

Activities & things to do: Speed boat at Alibaug beach. Murud Janzira fort was good experience.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Drove to Alibaug in my car.
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Chaitanya Shah

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"Look for the Niches!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 6, 2010
Alibaug is a quick hop-step-jump away from bustling madness of Mumbai. One ferry ride and its all peace and quiet. Although the main town is filled to the gills,its now impossible to find your own private getaway.

Got off at Alibaug ferry point and were lucky to be guided by some locals who suggested Nagaon(or somethign similar sounding) to go to. Imagine to my surprise when we reached there to find an empty beach stretching about 3-4Km and not a soul in sight.

The white beach, total isolation and the gentle sound of the waves make for a great stress-busting weekend.

All in all a wonderful stay. Peaceful and quiet....just what the doctor ordered :) .

There are a few decent bunglows converted to so-called 'hotels' but they still offer a clean room and bedding. Plan ahead and book a gig at Karpe Wadi. Its almost impossible to get a vacancy there on walk-in. MTDC also has a small hotel near the beach, but that was under renovation when I visited.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not too many options as far as food is concerned apart from a few local eateries.

Activities & things to do: There are a few para-sailing activities around.
Apart from that just soak up the sun and go swimming.
Go for a night swim too.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: I took a ferry from Gateway. The easiest way to go.
The road-route is longer and more tedious.

Local rickshaw drivers, like their counterparts all over India, have a mental meter. They quote whatever comes to mind.
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Kishore Jothady

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"Alibaug-A truly mesmerizing experience."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2010
Almost every holiday spot in India has a 'Sunset Point' but Alibaug does not boast of such a over hyped spot. What it has is a main beach from where you can have a magnificient view of the setting sun going down behind the Kolaba Fort situated right in the middle of the sea. A unique experience is of being able to walk right upto the fort during low tide when the sea recedes beyond the fort. You can also ride a horse carriage upto the fort. During the high tide, you can reach it by speed boats in two minutes flat. A place always gets a good or bad name due to the inhabitants. Locals at Alibaug are extremely polite, courteous and helpful. Surprise of surprise - no fleecing by auto drivers. They charge you a standard Rs.15/- within town limits irrespective of the distance.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Convenient autos are eager to take you around spots in Alibaug. Do not venture far though, due to bad road conditions, rides can be bone rattling. Instead hire a car.

Activities & things to do: Boating, horse buggy rides and sand castles for kids.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to reach Alibaug is by catamaran starting from Gateway of India. A short trip lasting for about 45 minutes is very relaxing and you do not realize how time flies while admiring the Mumbai coastline as you leave. In a short time Mandwa shore comes into view where you have to get down. You have to carry your own luggage along the jetty upto the bus (fare included in the catamaran charges) which is about 5-7 minutes walk. Hence it is advisable to travel light. Reaching Alibaug takes further 35-40 minutes bus ride.
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Sumit Gupta

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"Good overall experience - Alibaug"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 4, 2010
Very beautiful place. Right distance to travel for a week-end getaway. Has a good market where one can get all the necessary things in case of emergency. One can get food of all cuisines.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Beach is full of children chirping in the morning and evening.
One can walk to the Fort only during the low tide. Remember to come back from the fort on time before the high tide sets in. This walk to the fort is one you will always remember. Other beaches around Alibaugh eg. Kashid etc. are less frequented by people and are ideal for spending time in solace.

Activities & things to do: Visits temples during the day and spend the morning and evening at the beach. Hotels at the beach are very costly and not very good.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Approx. 3.5 hours from Pune. We preferred the old Mumbai-Pune highway. Having food at the Toni Da Dhaba was an added attraction. Non vegetarians would just love this Dhaba. The prices although are as much as that of a good restaurant. The feel of a Dhaba is very much there. For some time we felt we were in our very own Punjab.
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"Dive Agar excellent beach destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2010
Want to have 2 days break, then try Dive agar. About 180 km from Mumbai Off Mumbai-Goa Highway.
Take diversion from Mangaon. Excellent clean beach. You can also visit Hari-Hareshwar, anb important temple and beach town.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Several homely accommodation with or without meals are provided by local people, at very reasonable cost, neat and clean though not hi-fi!
Just try.

Activities & things to do: Relax and Relax

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Off Mumbai Goa high way via Mangaon-180 km from Mumbai.
Driveable road.
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