The Captivating Alibaug: The Mini Goa Sans The Chaos
If Mumbai is Charismatic ,it’s neighbor Alibaug is captivating
How can you completely know the city of dreams without exploring its neighbouring places? Just located at a distance of approximately 108 kms from Mumbai,is a beautiful village town called Alibaug.
Alibaug is full of tranquil greenery dotted with coconut and mango trees, serene beaches and delectable Maharashtrian coastal cuisine.
You are sure to get a one-of-a-kind experience in Alibaug. In this historic beach town majestic forts meet the pure surf. Whether you wish to explore the forts or surf the water , Alibaug offers you everything to make your vacation unforgettable!
According to the legend, Alibaug was named after a Bene Israel named Ali, who had a big tract of mango and coconut orchards.
The most ideal way to visit Alibaug is through Ferry boats from Gate of India to Mandwa . It is the most fabulous way to explore Alibaug which has the most wide -ranging stretch of a coastline.
Beaches full of white sand, picturesque views , water sports , majestic forts, delicious food , in Alibaug you can get almost everything that too, at a reasonable rate. The Maharashtra state’s tourism is in the process of making Alibaug, the Goa of Maharashtra.
Some of the Attractions in Alibaug are:
1.Alibaug FortIn an offbeat place, there is always a fort with an impressive moat,a grand history and a spectacular view.The Kulaba fort also known as Alibaug fort is one such ancient fortress amidst the sea and overlooking the Alibaug beach.Every visitor is certain to find this ancient chief naval station of Shivaji Maharaj breathtaking and marvelous.
2.Kankeshwar TemplePerhaps, the most famous Shiv temple, in Alibaug ,is right on the top of the hill. The nearest village is Mapgaon. Kankeshwar Temple was established in 1764 by King Ramdeorai Yadav.
It is a definitely a memorable example of an ancient shrine due to its Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh Kund, a beautiful tank of natural water for devotees to bathe. It is also surrounded by dense forests and also has a breathtaking view of the Arabian sea.
Alibaug is known for its forts and food, but there’s more to this spectacular village than just plantations, beaches and cool climate. This wonderful place is also a home to one of India’s finest sculptures, Mr. Vinayak. P. Karmarkar.Therefore , the most compelling reason to visit Saswane village in Alibaug is to see his great work.
3. Karmarkar Museum
Regardless of the fact whether you love art or not, the Karmarkar museum is a place you must never miss on your trip to Alibaug.The museum has about 200 beautiful sculptures out of which ‘Hira Kolin’ or Hira Fisherwoman and Shankh Dhwani are the most popular ones.
Other places to visit are Janjira fort, Datta temple, the popular beaches like Saswane, Varsoli, Kihim and other beaches.
Alibaug really captivates with its dazzling beauty and dreamy beaches.Besides, you can stay at a country home, resort or just hire a bungalow, with so many choices, travelling and staying in Alibaug is pretty easy , isn’t it ?