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Good Fort

Good Fort  Video Review

Kulaba Fort

Ca bhavik Shah
13th Mar 17

Good beach

Good beach  Video Review

Alibag Beach

27th Aug 17

Nice beach

Nice beach  Video Review

Nagaon Beach

27th Aug 17

Good view

Good view  Video Review

Alibag Beach

Bhumi Prajapati
27th Aug 17

Nice beach

Nice beach  Video Review

Nagaon Beach

Bhumi Prajapati
27th Aug 17

Ancient Shitaladevi Temple

Ancient Shitaladevi Temple  Video Review

Shitaladevi Temple

Ankush Sunkale
5th May 17

Nice fort

Nice fort  Video Review

Kulaba Fort

Divyan Singhvi
13th Mar 17

amaZing fort

amaZing fort  Video Review

Kulaba Fort

Arth Shah
13th Mar 17

Great beach, nice and calm place

Great beach, nice and calm place  Video Review

Akshi Beach

Suraj Bafna
28th Oct 17

Excellent beach

Excellent beach  Video Review

Kihim Beach

Ruchika Bafna
28th Oct 17

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Reasons to go to Alibaug

1For its Water sport hub
For its Water sport hub

HolidayIQ Reviewer Virinder Vaid shares, “Nice, clean and almost flat beach The beach is undoubtedly the main attraction for every visitor in Alibaug. It's a clean and flat beach with a promenade on its outskirts and nicely made long concrete benches for relaxing and watching the sea waves. The most prominent visual is the Kolaba Fort built approximately a km away from the shore and approachable only during low tides. The second best beach in Alibaug with adventurous water sports, Varsoli Beach has a shoreline which is full of tall trees and lots of place for parking. Few small shacks offer a variety of quick snacks for visitors.”  


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2Get away from the city life and relax on this beautiful beach
Get away from the city life and relax on this beautiful beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhay says “Get to a secluded spot to enjoy the awesome view of sunset. I recommend this spot for friends especially.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jitendra Singh shares, “Nice destination for weekend near Mumbai. I am from delhi and I visited Alibaug beach in November with my Mumbai friends.

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3Try out some water sports for an adventure filled girls day out at Varsoli Beach
Try out some water sports for an adventure filled girls day out at Varsoli Beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer VIRINDER VAID adds, “Second best beach in Alibaug with adventurous water sports Varsoli Beach is the second best beach in Alibaug.

HolidayIQ Reviewer abhay shares, “In the evening it is a specialty to enjoy with friend and family.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sushil Yadav says, “ water sports are available.


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4Enjoy the sunset more by parasailing on the beach
Enjoy the sunset more by parasailing on the beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer Meesan Anaokar shares, “Close to Alibaug lies Varsoli Goan, a beautiful & tranquil BeachThe entire beach is lined by tall trees. The sunset view from this beach is mesmerizing.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vishal Rao shares, “The sunset is worth a watch. It definitely does fetch you to a peaceful state of mind. The beach is an absolute favourite since it is the cleanest beach one will ever see, unlike other beaches. The palm and coconut trees sing along with the wind. I will surely recommend this place. Trust me, it's worth every penny. ”


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5Frolic in the sea
Frolic in the sea

“Alibaug a small town at the outskirts of Mumbai welcomes it's guests with the cool breeze that comes from seaside, soft shadows provided by multiple coconut and mango trees and smiling flowers of different colours that generates on both the road sides. In some places clean beaches are spreaded out to meet the sky and at some places sea water comes back every time to kiss the hills.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Ratri Banerjee.


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Jehangir Islam

Jehangir Islam5.0/5

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Deep Chakravarty

Deep Chakravarty3.6/5

2 reviews

Lovely Konkan

Lovely trip. Didn't find much accommodation options at/around Alibag with sea facing options. Some hotels we saw around Alibag Beach were "Sea View Alibag" adjacent Amaya Resto and some in Kashisd and Murud Excellent drive by the coast Korlai -Kashid- Murud Janjira - Don't miss it . Kashid beach is just 20 - 30 mind drive from Chaul . Where we stayed . Pretty neat . Road tip: If you are staying in Chaul / Revdanda / Kashid or beyond towards south - taking Chaul Vave Bypass road is nice option instead of going through the Alibag (Nagaon, Bagmala) Rev Danda road which is very busy and goes through village markets and residential areas.

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Alibaug Overview

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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Alibaug, Maharashtra

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Alibaug, Maharashtra
Alibaug, Maharashtra

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Alibaug, Maharashtra
Alibag Beach, Alibaug

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Alibag Beach, Alibaug

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