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Explore the less-visited places in Alibaug, Maharashtra

Located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Alibag or Alibaug is a small coastal town. Popularly known as ‘mini-Goa’ it is a famous weekend getaway and many tourists lobe to visit this place all year round. With its super cool places to visit, Alibaugh is a must-visit when you are in Maharastra. By travelling around 96 km from Mumbai and 150 km from Pune you can reach Alibaug. It is an old fashioned town which is soaked in colonial history. There are several iconic places to visit in Alibaug. If you are planning a weekend getaway with your family and friends, worry not, Alibaug is definitely the best choice. We at Pickyourtrail have curated the top Places to visit in Alibaug, Keep reading and enjoy!

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Iconic Places to visit in Alibaug Alibaug

There are many beaches that are located in Alibaug. This place is very popular for its beaches. Each beach is located just a few minutes drive away from each other. Alibaug Beach is the most popular beach in Alibaug. Tourists enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise and sunset by taking a short boat ride. The Kihim Beach and Nagaon Beach are the other popular beaches of Alibaug. They also fall under the must-visit beaches category whereas the Kihim beach is a paradise for photographers. While visiting Alibaug, the Mandwa Beach is a must on your itinerary. It offers a beautiful view of the Gateway Of India from its bay. It is a famous shooting spot for filmmakers.

There are several other activities to do in Alibaug like jet ski and boating. People ride to the Colaba Fort which is just a few minutes away from here. Built during the Maratha Empire, the Colaba Fort was known as the cornerstone. Most of its construction is still in good condition. All these attractions make this place a perfect weekend getaway for people. Here are the top places to visit in Alibaug.

Places to visit in Alibaug

Watersports in Alibaug

Alibaug is located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra and it is a coastal town. The quiet beaches make it a perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai. This place offers water sports of all varieties to enjoy your day. Mandwa beach, Nagaon beach and Alibaug beach are the most popular spots in Alibaug. In here, you can find a variety of water and adventure sports. Each beach is famous for various water activities. Parasailing is famous at Nagaon beach while jet ski, banana boat ride and sea kayaking are famous at Alibaug beach. To experience some thrilling sports like quad biking & get the best biking experience you must visit the Mandwa beach.

Kolaba Fort

Surrounded by the Arabian Sea waters from all sides and situated in between the sea is the Kolaba fort. Also known as the Alibaug fort, it is considered to be one of the popular attractions for tourists in Alibaug. During the reign of Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra this fort was used as the chief naval station. The age of the famous Kolaba Fort is approximately 300 years old. 

Located in between the Arabian Sea this outlying military fortification is a spectacular sight. The fort is just 2 km from Alibaug beach. During the low tides, you can reach here by foot. But during high tides, a boat needs to be hired to reach the fort. Due to its historical importance, the Archaeological Survey Of India has recognised the Kolaba Fort as the nationally protected monument.

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Alibaug Beach

Located in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India is the Alibaug beach. Alibaug aka Alibaug is a municipal council and a coastal town, it is the headquarters of the Raigad district.

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Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre, the naval chief of King Shivaji’s Kingdom was the man who developed Alibaug in the 17th century. The beach was named after the Alibaug coast. People who come and visit the beach don’t admire the scenic beauty alone but are here for adventure sports. These activities represent its rich history. Taking a boat ride through the beach waters, you can get a  spectacular view of the fort. Find a few fishing villages where you can learn about the culture and lifestyle of the people who live in the local area. There is a 400-year-old Ganapati Temple where you can offer your prayers.

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Vrindavan Farm

If you are a nature lover, go for a walk through the farm here. You will find infinite chickoo, mango, custard apple, guava trees, and more. The Vrindavan Fram is spread over a magnificent 28 acres and it is a perfect choice for a day trip.

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Near Kanakeshwar, there is an arts and crafts museum that is present in the Vrindavan Farm. Also if you would like to experience the taste of naturally grown products like varieties of spices, candles, honey, bee wax and many more, you can try here. You can also learn the tribal arts and crafts here.

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Nagaon Beach

Nagaon Beach
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Just a 9 km drive from Alibaug’s city centre, Nagaon beach is located on the shores of the Arabian sea. It is one of the clean beaches located in Alibaug. It is most famous for conducting water-based activities that will give you an adventurous experience. They also operate at a reasonable price so everyone can participate easily and enjoy the trip. 

A 3 km stretch from Nagaon beach, the shore meets the Arabian Sea waves brings immense beauty to this place. An evening walk during the sunset here is truly magnificent and it is a perfect way to end your day at the beach. The delicious seafood that is served here in the beach shacks is a must-try.

Murud Janjira Fort

Located on an Island off of the coastal village of Murud, the Murud Janjira Fort is a majestic fortification. It is about 55 km from the Alibaug region in Maharashtra. If you are travelling in the Konkan coast of Maharashtra then this fort is a must-visit that you shouldn’t miss.

Alibaug is one of the best coastal regions in Maharashtra. The place has got some interesting and unexplored places to explore. To visit this beautiful place, check out the Maharashtra Holiday Packages on the Pickyourtrail website. Need help? Ping us on WhatsApp and one of our travel consultant will help you. Visit the Pickyourtrail website to get more information on both domestic and international travel.

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