Alibag, an idyllic town located at the Konkan Coast in the state of Maharashtra. Nestled amidst palm fringed beaches, evergreen mango orchards, huge mansions or wadas and paddy fields, Alibag is a picture perfect getaway in the lap of nature. It’s quite and serene shores of silver sand, vast stretches of coconut and betel nut grooves, fresh calm morning air, eye-soothing greenery, delicious food and multi-hued vibrant culture invites the people to enjoy a wonderful and relaxed vacation away from city’s frenetic life.
Located at a distance of just 95 km from Mumbai, Alibag is a perfect weekend getaway for the Mumbaikers to enjoy sun, sea and solace. With its sun kissed beaches, tranquil natural surroundings, peaceful atmosphere and unpolluted air, the small town has now been developing as a popular tourist hub in the state. Enveloped by the blue sea from all the sides, it is also referred as the ‘Goa of Maharashtra’.
The historical town of Alibag boasts of a rich history dated back to the 17th century under the reign of Shivaji Maharaj. There are many ancient forts in the town which stand as a testimony to the Maratha Empire of the bygone era. Some of the popular forts of the town are the Kolaba Fort and Khanderi Fort. The Kaneshwar Temple and Someshwar Temple are the two must visit temple in Alibag which are magnificently designed. Being a beach town, the most prominent feature of the place is its virgin beaches lined up with coconut and betel nut plantations that offer a real tropical beach feel to this amazing destination of Maharashtra. Alibag Beach, Nagaon Beach, Akshi Beach, Korlai Beach and Varsoli Beach are some of the beautiful beaches of Alibag known for their serenity and virginity. The overwhelming sounds of roaring waves, ever-changing colors on the backdrop of horizon and haunting fragrance of mango grooves make Alibag a tourist’ delight and an ideal holiday destination.