Alibaug is a beautiful coastal town in Maharashtra. Alibaug blessed with beautiful nature is a nice place to travel . The town has some of the best beaches in Maharashtra. Alibaug is a weekend getaway for the people of Mumbai. A lot of people travel to Alibaug to spend some quality time with their families and escape the noise of the city.
The meaning of Alibaug is Ali's Garden. The city deprives its name from Bene Israelite Ali, a rich man who used to own several mangoes and coconut trees in his gardens. Local people used to describe the place as Gardens of Ali which later on became Alibaug.
Apart from its natural beauty, Alibaug has a rich historical importance. This town was important part of King Shivaji's empire. The great Indian ruler Shivaji developed the area and built several forts in the region. Today these forts have become a major tourist attraction of Alibaug.
Fort - The Kolaba Fort was built by the Shivaji
the great in 1860. Kolaba is widely considered as the last fort to be built by
Shivaji the great.
Varsoli Beach - Varsoli white sandy beach with cleaner water. Very few people visits this beach which makes it ideal for romantic couples to spend some quite time.
Akshi Beach - Akshi is perhaps the most beautiful beach in Alibag. The white sand of the beach dazzles like silver. The beach is popular spot for movie shoots.
Kihim-Navgaon Beach - Locatead at the distance of 12km, Kihim-Navgaon Beach is picture perfect thanks to coconut trees. The beach is home to some rare bird species.
Kaneshwar Mandir - The temple is located some 17km from Alibag. Kaneshwar is a famous temple of Lord Shiva on a 900ft high hill.
Korlai Beach - Korali beach is famous for white and black sands. The main attraction there is Korlao fort built by the Portuguese in 1521. There's a church and Hindu temple inside the fort.