Alibag a picturesque coastal town, on the Konkan coast in Maharashtrais a popular getaway – its nearness to Mumbai and lush tropical beauty making it very attractive for those seeking a break from frenetic city life. Palm fringed beaches, lush mango orchards, chikoo-wadis and paddy fields make Alibag a pleasantly verdant and unpolluted retreat. The area is particularly beautiful during the monsoons, with rain washed trees and the goodly smell of wet earth making you wish you could stay here forever.
How to Reach Alibaug?
By Air : The closest International Airport is Mumbai. Alibag is 108 km from Mumbai by road, a journey of 3 hours via Navi Mumbai. After getting off at Mumbai, you can hire a private can or avail the bus service (if any) to get to Alibag.
By Rail : Konkan Railway trains from CST Mumbai stop at Pen, 28 km from Alibag, from where you can take a bus, autorickshaw or taxi for Alibag.
By Road : Alibag is 108 km from Mumbai by road, a journey of 3 hours via Navi Mumbai. The quickest way to get there however would be to catch a ferry from Gateway Of India.
Best Time to Visit Alibaug
The best time to visit Alibag is from November to July when when the temperature reaches about 14°C and the weather is conducive enough to relax on the beaches.
From August to October, during the rainy season, visitors can expect frequent downpours that prevent sightseeing hence avoid visiting Alibag during the rainy season.
Things to do in Alibag
Want a break from your daily work routine? Visit Alibag to have a carefree holiday. Famous for its stunning beaches this place offers a variety of things to do that include options like visiting beautifully built temples, beaches, old forts etc. You can enjoy the tonga ride on the beaches or try some mouth watering local snacks available with hawkers.
Take a dip in sea water, relax and sunbathe on the beach while enjoying your drink or simply build sand castles on the beach. Don’t miss out the scrumptious sea food available in huge variety that includes fresh pomfret, prawns, crabs, Bombay duck and lobsters. Go on a shopping spree and buy some nice junk jewellery, bags, antiques etc. If you want to enjoy a quiet beach you can also visit Varsoli Beach that lies on the outskirts of Alibag.
Places Near Alibag
For tourist places near Alibag check out Kihim, a great beach just 12 kms away and makes for a great day-trip. Pack a picnic and chill out on the beach. It is a great place to do some bird watching and you can even spot some rare butterflies. The coconut groves all along the beach make for a welcome respite from the sun.
You can also visit Varsoli Beach, which is a quiet beach lying on the outskirts of Alibag - secluded and serene this beach is relatively unknown so no hordes of tourists throng it - the sands are silvery white and the shaded casurina groves make it a great picnic spot.
Hotels in Alibaug – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Alibaug ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.