Alibaug (Also known as Alibag) is a very popular weekend holiday destination and the closest beach getaway to Mumbai, located about 100 kilometers from Mumbai and 140 kms from Pune.
Alibaug famous for historical forts, sandy beaches, coconut trees and its comfortable weather and known as the “Goa of Maharashtra“.
Alibaug has numerous beaches and the popular ones being Alibaug beach, Nagaon beach, Versoli beach, Awas beach. if you’re not beach person, you can visit to forts.
Alibaug completes the idea of a Short vacation and it is possible to explore Alibag in a day and now Alibag is second home address of many celebrities who want to escape from their busy schedule.
Places To Visit In Alibag
Alibag is famous for its clean water and black sand beaches with palm trees. Most beaches are lined with resorts and hotels. Its convenient for people from Mumbai as well as from Pune.
Here are List of Famous Beaches.
Kihim Beach : One of the most exotic beaches in Alibag and known for peaceful environment.
Alibaug Beach : Alibag Beach is the main and most popular beach of the Alibaug town, 1.5 km from Alibaug Bus Stand. The Alibag beach well known for its clear coastline and is a most popular beach in Alibaug for a weekend short trip.
Nagaon Beach:Nagaon Beach is situated 7 km from Alibaug town. One of the best beaches on the Alibaug coastline. The beach is well known for water sports in Alibaug and the beach is mainly a sandy beach unlike most other beaches in Alibaug.
Kashid Beach : Kashid beach located 30 km from Alibaug and Surrounded by Casuarina shrubs and famous for its blue water, white colour sand and green mountains. Murud – Janjira sea fort 20 Kilometers from Kashid. It offers mind blowing view of the Kolaba Fort. Kashid beach is one of the nearest beaches from Mumbai and Pune.
Awas beach is located around 17 kms from Alibaug, less crowded beach in Alibaug.
More Beaches : Akshi Beach,Varsoli Beach
Forts in Alibaug | Forts in Alibag
Colaba fort : is the most popular fort in Alibaug. Just 1-2 Kilometer from the Alibaug beach. There is Siddhivinayak temple inside the fort.
Sagargad fort : another fort also located near to Alibaug town and popular as a hiking destination.
Revdanda Fort : is 17 km away from Alibaug and close to Nagaon beach.
Temples in Alibaug
Alibaug has some very beautiful temples.
Kankeshwar Temple : is located about 3 kms from Kihim. if you are planning to visit kihim beach you should not miss the Kankeshwar temple.
Someshwar Temple : is situated 3 km from Alibaug. Someshwar Temple is a Hindu temple in Akshi town and dedicated to Lord Shiva.
How to reach Alibaug From Mumbai :
Alibaug is located 100 kilometers from Mumbai.
By Bus /Car: Travel by bus is one of the most comfortable ways to travel. There are a number of buses that travel between different cities of Maharashtra and Alibaug.
By Train : Alibaug does not have a railway station of its own and the nearest railways station Panvel which is 45kms from Alibuag.
By Flight : The closet airport is Mumbai Airport which is 120 Kms.
By Ferry :The most easiest and shortest way of getting there is by boat from mumbai. The nearest jetty from Alibaug is Mandwa from where ferry services are available to Mumbai.
How to reach Alibaug From Pune :
By Car : Mumbai Pune Express highway up to Khopoli then take Pen Road and you can reach Alibaug in three hours. You can hire a car ,the estimated charges will be in the range of Rs. 4000 – 4250 per day for Round trip.
By Bus : The journey between Pune to Alibag is covered by in approximately 5 hours 30 mins. There are 3 buses that are operated from Pune to Alibag by MSRTC in a day. Bus fare is 250.
By train: The nearest railways station Panvel which is 45kms from Alibuag.