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18 Best Places to Visit in Alibaug

 

  • Alibag, a coastal town in Maharashtra, is a hidden gem with a lot of places and sights to visit and see. Located about 93 km away from Mumbai in the Raigad district, this town is filled with beautiful beaches and places of visit that make it an absolute go to place for a trip on a budget.

    Enjoy the ample number of beaches here that give you a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea. Brimming with history and being an important part of the Maratha Empire and the Portuguese culture, this is an ideal place for those who enjoy history and places associated with it as Alibag has a lot to offer with its forts and its temples.  From museums to observatories, this place has it all.

    So, take a trip to beautiful Alibag and let this town charm you with its magnificence.

    Here are some of the best place to visit in Alibaug:

  • 01Alibaug Beach

    Alibaug Beach
    Image Credit : Pranay Rao-Flickr

    If you love exploring the beaches and is planning for a trip than Alibaug beach is one of the best place that you should visit in Alibaug. The best thing about this beach is that you can enjoy the sight of the Colaba Fort. Take a short boat ride to the popular fort which gives a magnificent view. 

    One can also visit the Ganesh temple which is 400 years. Witness the majestic sunset while you are at this beach. The best thing about this beach is the fresh air and the cool sandy beach. Delight in Coconut drink or a Vada pav which is the special dish of Alibaug. One can also find beach resort where you will find variety of vegetarian dishes.

    How to Reach: Alibaug town is 108 km from Mumbai and the fastest way to travel is travel is through a Ferry.

  • 02Kihim Beach

    Kihim Beach
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    Dusk, cool wind and is searching for some photography than Kihim Beach is one such place you should visit. The shoreline is best known for its encompassing with the perfectly clear water and the thick vegetation up and down the shore. Make some noteworthy minutes with your adored one while you visit the calm Kihim goan and appreciate a scrumptious Indian cooking. Kihim shoreline is around 12 km from S.T. Stop. 

    This shoreline is additionally popular for the types of uncommon butterfly, feathered creatures and blooms. The beach is also known for its sandy beach and the coconut trees which grows in abundance in this region.

    How to Reach: The easiest way to reach Kihim beach is by satte transport buses. If you are in Alibaug than it is accessible by autos.

  • 03Nagaon Beach

    Nagaon Beach
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    If you are looking for some adventure water sport activities than this beach is the best option for you. Get amazed with the enchanting beauty of the cypress grove and the sandy beach with its crystal clear water. The beach is around 3 km long and is an ideal place for the tourist where they can indulge in some activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. Dive deep into the clear blue water and witness the coral reefs. 

    Enjoy the amazing sunset with its orange hue as you walk in this beach in the evening. The beach is at a distance of 7 Km from Alibag. This beach is also known as Satad beach. For that ultimate experience this is one of the best places to visit in Alibaug.

    How to Reach: The best way to reach the beach is through Alibag via Panel to Pen which will be around 30 km by car. The nearest railway station is at Pen which is connected with Panvel and to Mumbai.

  • 04Kolaba Fort

    Kolaba Fort
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    There is no doubt in that exploring the fort is something which everyone loves to try once in a lifetime. The hidden stories of the forts always beckons us to explore these places. One such place which you would love to go is the Kolaba Fort which is located at a distance of 1-2 kms from the shores of Alibaug. 

    The average height of the fort walls is 25 feet and has two main entrances one on the sea side and the other towards Alibaug. If you are visiting this fort during the monsoons you will have to wade through water at low tide. Another attraction about this place is the The Siddhivinayak temple inside the fort.

    How to Reach: Kolaba fort is at an accessible distance of 7 km from Alibaug via Varsoli Road an dcan travel by car.

  • 05Kanakeshwar Forest

    Kanakeshwar Forest
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    Kanakeshwar Forest stands out as one of the famous places to visit in Alibaug since it is a dense forest with a collection of rare flora and fauna. In addition to it, the climate is always cool and the place gets enough breezes for it is located on the Konkan coast near to Alibaug. Another attraction of the place that keeps tourists to come there is an old Shiva temple on a small hill near the Mapgaon village and the hill locates at a height of 1200 feet and there are 700 to 750 steps to reach the temple.

    How to reach:

    From Mumbai International Airport, If one travels by a car, it will take 3 hours and 16 minutes to reach Kanakeshwar and the distance covered will be 102 kilometers via Maharashtra State Highway 104.

    Highlights/ Activities:

    - Sightseeing near the forest

    - Nagobacha Tappa or the Place of Snakes

    - Devachi Payari, a step named after a deity

    - Pushkarni a water tank

    - Maruti temple

    - Gaymandi

    - Temple of Devi Putrabai

    - Gaymukh

    - The plateau of Vyaghreshwar

  • 06Someshwar Temple

    Someshwar temple is a beautiful architectural structure but it is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva located in Akshi, just 3 kilometer away from Alibaug. The artistic extravaganza displayed on the structure has a history to be told that Satavahana rulers built it during 4th Century. The temple is being nurtured by the cool breezes all the time because it is very near to the Akshi beach. There is a huge pond is located inside the temple premises which exists as a nourishing sight.

    How to reach:

    From Mumbai International Airport, you can reach Alibaug by a cab after travelling for almost three hours and from Alibaug, it is only three kilometers to Someshwar temple.

    Highlights/ Activities:

    -  Sightseeing around the temple

    -  Akshi beach

    -  Alibaug beach

  • 07Khanderi Fort

    Khanderi Fort is an ancient but a famous tourist spot that can be listed out as one of the important places to visit in Alibaug. It is officially called as Kanhoji Angre Island built by Shivaji located 5 kilometer away from the coast of Maharashtra and 20 kilometer south of Mumbai. Underi which is known as the sister fort is termed as another eye catcher built by the Siddis.

    How to Reach:

    You can reach Khanderi Underi Island Port in Thal from Mumbai International Airport via Maharashtra State Highway 104 in a car after travelling for 3 hours and 25 minutes covering 103 kilometers. Then you will get a ferry to reach the island and the travel takes up to 30 minutes.

    Highlights/ Activities:

    -Sightseeing

    -Trekking in the island

    -Visit Khanderi Fort

    -Visit Underi Fort

  • 08Revdanda Fort

    Revdanda Fort
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    Revdanda Fort is located in Revdanda village, 17 kilometers away from Alibaug and 125 kilometers away from Mumbai. It overlooks the Revdanda beach and the breezes coming from there keep the fort always a nice location to spend time. Around Revdanda fort there are plenty of coconut tree and beetle nut plantations and the place gets beautified with the fragrance of a rare species of flora which is called Bakuli in the local language.

    How to Reach:

    Board a cab from Mumbai International Airport to reach Revdanda fort which will take almost 3 hours and 34 minutes via Maharashtra State Highway 104 and the distance covered will be 115 kilometers.

    Highlights/ Activities:

    -Sightseeing around the fort

    -St. Xavier Chapel

    -Strolling through the beach

    -Camping on the beach

  • 09Akshi Beach

    Situated close to the town of Alibaug in Raigad district in the Konkan region, accompanied its long stretch of pristine golden beach rowed with suru trees, it one is the most isolated beach in Alibaug and if you are looking for a perfect getaway places to visit in Alibaug, then Akshi shoreline shouts to you! A standout amongst the most segregated shorelines in the country, it lies amongst Nagaon and Alibag shorelines and does not see much inflow of tourists because of its area and isolation. 

    Populated by the locals, it is an ideal spot where you witness the local shore line culture of the inhabitants.

    How to reach: Tourists can easily reach with frequent transport buses to Alibaug from Mumbai Central, Parel and Panvel state transport depots. 

    Highlights: The beach is frequented by tourists in large number as a variety of birds and different flora can be seen at the beach. Akshi Beach has clean water and is ideal for swimming purposes.

  • 10Varsoli Beach

    Located at a distance of approximately 3km from the main Alibaug Bus Depot, it is a popular tourist destination that is blessed with bountiful natural sights with stunning white sandy beach and the unmistakable sea of joy to watch, the beach is equipped for giving the most shocking perspectives of nature. 

    The view here is pleasant and faultless. The coconut trees and the Casuarina trees influencing in the cool wind leave the guests spellbound. The entire environment is so De-focusing and reinvigorating. The tourists revive themselves and feel relaxed here.

    How to reach: Tourists can easily reach with frequent transport buses to Alibaug from Mumbai Central, Parel and Panvel state transport depots. 

    Highlights: The beach is rarely visited by tourists as a variety of flora can be seen at the beach. Varsoli Beach has clean water and is ideal for swimming purposes.

  • 11Undheri Fort

    Undheri Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions that is located at a distance of around 300 m from Khanderi and 9 kms from Alibaug towards Kihim this one of places to visit in Alibaug. 

    This island fort was built by Siddi Qasam in 1680 and was under the realm of several rulers like Peshwas, Siddis and Angres and the British. The fort is a relic and with the help of a guide you can learn the history of the fort as well as some of the key principles behind its layout of the fort.

    How to reach: Tourists can reach this fort by hiring local fishing boats after seeking permission from the Bombay Port Trust.
  • 12The Rewas Jetty

    Locates just 23 km from Alibaug, the Rewas Jetty which is a famous for its Mumbai Launch service to utilize the dispatch administrations of the Rewas jetty to travel. The jetty is most famous for its weekend retreats where the rich and famous personalities own their bungalows along the shoreline. The jetty serves as the vital life of transport to the city. Vacationers swarm along these shorelines in huge numbers to board the ferry and to witness the confronting shoreline of Uran.

    How to reach: Taxis are another way to get around town. They can be hired from nearby cities and used for local transport as well.

    Highlights: From the jetty and the nearby isolated beach, you can see the shore of Uran across the sea.

  • 13Brahma Kund

    Brahma Kund is a bit of workmanship, which is arranged on the highest point of the slope and is 20 km from Alibaug. There are two well known kunds at this place, the Shiva pool and the Brahma lake.

    Highlights:

    Brahma Kund is a rectangular shape tank, encompassed by ventures from all the four sides. It is trusted that the kund was developed in 1612. According to mythology, Lord Krishna was showered by Lord Brahma, who later gathered the water and made this pool. The kund additionally draws in travelers for a little Maruti mandir and a statue of Mirchi Baba.

    How To Reach:

    Brahma Kund is easily accessible by bus. Various state transport buses from Mumbai and Pune comes to Alibaug and Brahma Kund.

  • 14Hanuman Temple

    Situated in the premises of Kanakeshwar Devesthan hallowed place, the Hanuman Temple is a little remembrance in the district of Alibag and is one of the best places to visit in Alibaug. The sanctuary has an icon of Shri Hanuman, who is thought to be an intense perfect being.

    Highlights:

    The sanctuary is a magnificent structure with wonderful carvings and works of art on its dividers and front entryways. Adding to its appeal is the area, as it is situated at a stature of 900 ft on the highest point of a slope. There are around 5000 stairs, which you have to climb to reach the Hanuman temple.

    For the individuals who plan to spend their vacation far from the clamoring life of Alibag, Shri Hanuman Temple is an enjoyment to visit. Despite the fact that it is little, one can't disregard its sublime charm upon landing.

    How To Reach:

    The Hanuman temple is just 13 km from Alibaug and is easily accessible by the local transport.

  • 15Murud Janjira Fort

    Murud Janjira Fort
    Image Credit : Vikas Rana-Flickr

    Murud Janjira fort is around 54 km from Alibaug and is spread in the area of around 22 acres. The fort was originally a wooden structure, which was later renovated by Sidi Sirul Khan in the 17th century.

    Highlight:

    Fort is an architectural masterpiece. The fundamental passage has a stone cutting, delineating six elephants caught by a solitary tiger, an image of the courage of the Siddis. The fortification has 23 tremendous bastions around 30-40 ft high, still in place. Amongst them are the three noteworthy guns, 'Kalal Bangadi', 'Landa Kasam' and "Chavi" worked from five metals.

    The primary door of the fortress confronts Rajapuri on the shore is masking, covered up and exceptionally tremendous. There is a little door towards the untamed ocean for to escape from the adversaries. The 5-storied old royal residence is presently in a demolished condition. There are shrouded ways for crises.

    Image Credits : Vikas Rana-Flickr


    How To Reach:

    Reaching the Murud Janjira fort is easy. There are various state transport buses run throughout the day from Alibaug, Pune and Mumbai and take you to the fort.

  • 16Mandwa

    Mandwa
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    Located on one of the finest and exceptionally beautiful beaches, Mandwa is a must visit tourist destination in Alibaug. All day long, the visitors can enjoy the enchanting weather and beautiful birds along the Mandwa.

    Highlight:

    The mesmerizing view of Gateway of India from its bay is one of the most unique experiences visitors can have. Moreover, the lively village life and the spell bound beaches have a lot to offer to its visitors. Adding more charm is the gigantic and beautiful orchard of coconut trees.

    How To Reach:

    Mandwa is just 14 km from Alibaug and is one of the best places to visit in Alibaug. Reaching Mandwa is easy. There are two ways to reach Mandwa. Either you can take the local transport from Alibaug or you can even hire a commuter ship or boat from Mumbai to Mandwa Jetty. The distance is just 10 nautical miles and takes around half an hour to reach.

  • 17Karmakar Museum

    Karmakar museum, named after Padmashree VP Karmakar, is where the work of its namesake is displayed. Padmashree Karmakar was a sculptor and his life’s work is displayed here, thus making it a place to visit in Alibag. Sculptures ranging from those of Shivaji to Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri, to sculptures of animals and people, this is a one of a kind display open throughout the year. For art enthusiasts and students of art and sculpture, it is an excellent place to study the influence of early 20th century Art in his work.

    Location: It is located in Bodani, which is approximately 18 km North from Alibag, and near Sasawane beach.

    Highlights:

    -Sculptures

    -Garden space within museum to relax

    You can book a taxi from Alibag to come visit the museum.

  • 18Magnetic Observatory

    The Alibag Magnetic Observatory was established in the year 1904 and is one of a few British establishments that can be found here. What makes it very unique is that not only is it the only kind in Asia, but one of only 13 such observatories in the world. It provides geo-magnetic data and has been among the foremost magnetic observatories in the world.

    The observatory has 2 buildings. The first building has magnetometers that record geomagnetic field change while the second has precision recording instruments that provide data with geomagnetic storms.     

    Location: The observatory is located close to Alibag beach and is ideal for visits between the months of November to February.

    Time for Visit: The observatory can be visited on working hours but you will require special permission from officers in the observatory.