Alibag ‘the king of the beaches’ situated at the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Alibaug was developed in the 17th century by Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre the naval chief of King Shivaji’s Kingdom.
Alibag is known for its beautiful beaches and scenic locations. Palm fringed beaches, lush mango orchards, chikoo-wadis and paddy fields make Alibag a pleasantly verdant and unpolluted retreat.
Best time to visit Alibag:
October to May is the best time to visit Alibag
How to reach Alibag :
Alibag by Air
Mumbai Airport is the nearest airport to Alibag, located at a distance of 113 km from the town. It connects the place with all the major cities and towns of India as well as abroad.
Alibag by rail
Roha and Panvel are the nearest railway stations to Alibag, located at a distance of 37 km and 47 km respectively.
Alibag by road
Alibag is well connected to the state capital Mumbai and the other nearest town.
What to see in Alibag:
Alibag Beach: Alibag beach is an important and most visited beach in the town, spread over 3 to 4 kms to the west. The major attractions of the beach are Fresh air, Sandy beach, sight of the Kulaba Fort, Cypress and Coconut trees.
Varsoli Beach: Varsoli beach is just 2 Km from Alibag S.T. stand. Major attractions are fresh air, pollution free atmosphere, gardens of cypress, coconut and palm trees
Kihim beach: Kihim beach is situated on the north side at a distance of around 12kms from town. It is symbol of natural beauty. The natural seen are major attractions for photography.
Janjira fort: Janjira fort is located at a distance of around 55kms from Alibag. It is at a height of 40ft above sea level, established by Emperor Malik Amber in the 15th century.
Kolaba Fort: The Kulaba fort was Shivaji’s last construction and was completed almost on the eve of his death in April, 1680.