Places to Visit in Alibag

Places to Visit in Alibag

Alibag is a beautiful coastal town situated in the Raigad district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. 

Often referred to as the ‘Goa of Maharashtra’, Alibag is one of the top weekend getaways from Mumbai and also one of the best places to visit near Pune.

Located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Alibag has many explored & unexplored beaches which are not only stunning but also have a dense coconut grove backdrop. Brimming with history, there are many historical forts and intricate temples in this region.

 

Here is a list of wonderful places to visit in Alibag:

Alibag Beach

Alibag Beach is a picturesque beach in Alibag and also one of the top places to visit in Alibag.  Well known for its clean coastline, it is considered as the main beach of the town.

This is one of the most popular beaches in Maharashtra with the sight of Kolaba Fort providing the perfect view during sunset. The beach is famous for its picturesque sceneries of sunrise and sunset. Leisure walk, sunbathing, and riding in the six seated horse driven buggies are the most ideal activities on Alibag Beach.

 

Nagaon Beach

Along the coast of Arabian Sea, Nagaon Beach is a lovely beach in Alibag.

Dotted with the subtle greenery of palms, betel, and suru trees, Nagaon Beach is a 3 km long flat beach with soft fine mixture of white and black sand.  It is a quiet and secluded beach compared to Alibag and Kashid Beach.

The beach is a hub for many water sports activities like parasailing, Motor boat rides, Jet skies, banana rides and much more. The beach is safe for swimming and boating due to its flat surface.

The beach also offers ample number of beach resorts and private bungalows wherein one can catch the magnificent sunset.

 

Kolaba Fort

Kolaba Fort is an old military fort situated in the Arabian Sea near the shores of Alibag in Maharashtra and is one of the popular places to visit in Alibag.

The fort has 25 feet high strong fortified walls with 17 bastions for defensive fire at the time of any enemy attack. Made with enormous stone blocks, the fort has two main entrances one facing the sea and the other towards Alibag. There are several wells inside the fort that supplied fresh water to its residents.

Also known as Alibag Fort, the fort complex enclosed with temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Mahishasura, Goddess Padmavatiand HajiKamaluddin ShahDargah. The fort can be easily accessed by walking through the waters in low tides and a short boat ride during high tides.

 

Akshi Beach

Akshi Beach is a stunning beach located in Alibag. Known for its peaceful environment, it is one of the famous places to visit in Alibag and also among the best beaches in Maharashtra.

It is a beautiful white sand beach with Suru trees dotting the coast. Akshi Beach is ideal for those who are seeking quietness and solitude. The water is clean and ideal for swimming. One can see the Kolaba Fort and Alibag at a distance from the beach.

Akshi beach is frequented by huge number of tourists as variety of birds and different flora can be seen at the beach.

 

Mandwa Beach

Mandwa Beach is a serene beach near Alibag. With the mesmerizing view of the sunset, the beach is isolated from crowds and pollution.

As the beach is a famous destination for water sports activities around Mumbai and Pune, the beach attracts large numbers of tourists and is one of the best places to visit near Pune. 

Kayaking, Jet Ski, Banana tube ride, Water Scooters etc. are several water sport activities.