Things to do in Alibag for a Perfect Beachside Vacation

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Top things to do in Alibag

Alibag is renowned for its picture perfect beaches and sturdy fortifications. Besides sunbathing on the beaches, there are umpteen activities and things to do in Alibag. You can explore the forts or (Read More)try the several water sports available on the shores. You can also visit the local markets and shop for handicrafts, footwear, accessories and local trinkets and souvenirs. All in all, there is no dearth of exciting things to do in Alibag. It is the most famous weekend getaway in Maharashtra and has earned itself the name of 'mini Goa'. Given below is a list of things to do in Alibag. Have a look!

Here is the list of 21 Things to do in Alibag for a Perfect Beachside Vacation

1. Beautiful Sunset and Sunrise at Alibaug Beach

Beautiful Sunset and Sunrise at Alibaug Beach
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Located along the coast of the Arabian Sea, Alibaug Beach is a picturesque stretch of sand situated in Maharashtra. Alibaug is a black-sand beach which offers the panoramic sight of the Kolaba fort from the shores. The beach is famous for its picturesque sceneries of sunrise and sunset that one must marvel at when in Alibag.

2. Adventure Sports at Nagaon Beach

Adventure Sports at Nagaon Beach
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Located on the shores of the Arabian sea, Nagaon beach is 9 km away from the Alibaug city centre. Lined with the subtle greenery of palms, betel, and Suru trees, the yellow stretch of the beach is most famous for its cleanliness. The silky sand of Nagaon Beach is famous for a host of water-based adventure activities like jet skiing, banana boat ride etc., which you can enjoy here at a reasonable price. 

3. Beautiful Views of Surrounding from Kolaba Fort

Beautiful Views of Surrounding from Kolaba Fort
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Situated amidst the sea and surrounded by waters of the Arabian sea from all sides, Kolaba fort or Alibag fort is one of the most important tourist attractions in Alibag. It is a 300-year-old fort which was once the chief naval station. Located not more than 2 kilometres from the Alibaug beach, it can be reached by foot during low tides, but during high tides, a boat must be hired.

4. Visit the Beautiful Vrindavan Farm

Visit the Beautiful Vrindavan Farm
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One of the most touristy things to do in Alibag is visiting the beautiful orchards of Vrindavan Farm. Spread over a sprawling 28 acres, the place is synonymous with a day trip of nature walks through countless mango, chikoo, guava, custard apple trees, cacti, crotons and more. It also houses an art and craft museum. One can also shop for a number of natural products here such as varieties of honey, spices, bee wax candles and much more.

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5. Explore the Splendid Murud-Janjira Fort

Explore the Splendid Murud-Janjira Fort
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About 21 km from Kashid Beach, this fort is surrounded by the turquoise-coloured waters of the Arabian Sea. Dating back to the 15th century AD, built under the rule of Emperor Malik Amber, the structure sports an enchanting entrance to the fort depicting a carving of a tiger trapped by six elephants. The structure is known for the canons here. The fort was built in order to protect it from the pirates of the sea. 

6. Stay in a Gorgeous Villa

Stay in a Gorgeous Villa

Staying in any one of the gorgeous villas facing the seaside is one of the popular things to do in Alibag. Besides enjoying a pleasant stay, sumptuous meals and a glamorous view, you can also avail the several spa and massage facilities available at these villas. These beautiful villas will help you relax and rejuvenate royal style.

7. Take a Walk in the Lush Green Kanakeshwar Forest

Take a Walk in the Lush Green Kanakeshwar Forest
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The beautiful, dense and majestically mesmerizing lush green Kanakeshwar Forest is known for its richness and abundance of flora and fauna. Poisonous snakes, Panthers, Leopards, and Wild boars can be spotted in the forest. The forest is so rich in vegetation as to block any sunlight and the interiors also have a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The trail is a little risky to undertake and is only advisable with prior precautions.

8. Relax at the Picturesque Kihim Beach

Relax at the Picturesque Kihim Beach
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Interspersed with dense coconut trees and enveloped with a pollution-free green atmosphere, Kihim Beach is located just 12 kilometres from Alibaug. The place boasts of extraordinary beauty and picturesque scenes and is the perfect place for nature lovers to come and relax in the lap of nature, and for photographers to click some fantastic shots. Furthermore, the beach beckons tourists because of its cleanliness and fresh air.

9. Buy Traditional Footwear at Raigadi Bazaar

Buy Traditional Footwear at Raigadi Bazaar
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Located within a kilometer from the Alibaug beach, Raigad Bazar is a mall that has a lot of small bustling shops selling all kinds of small items, handicrafts, clothes, and accessories. It attracts locals for grocery shopping and other daily needs like medicines, gas, etc.

10. Visit the Beachy Village of Mandwa

Visit the Beachy Village of Mandwa
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A popular weekend beach destination in Mumbai city, this beach is situated in the village of Mandwa in Maharashtra. It is very accessible because of the direct ferry services which are available near Mandwa beach to and from Mumbai city. It is also famous for its sandy golden beaches, scrumptious food & Water-Sport activities. 

11. Religious Retreat at Brahma Kund

Religious Retreat at Brahma Kund
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The kund is 20 km away from Alibaug, built-in 1612, Brahma Kund is immensely popular for its religious belief. It is a spectacular rectangular-shaped kund surrounded by steps on all four sides. It is believed that the water in the kund was collected by constructing walls when Lord Brahma bathed Lord Krishna in an era bygone.

12. Enjoy a Ride in the Rewas Jetty

Enjoy a Ride in the Rewas Jetty
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The jetty is 23 km away from Alibaug, famous and significant for the Mumbai Launch service. Besides enjoying the panoramic vistas of the sea, you can also scan through the elite bungalows of the celebrities and movie stars lined along the beach. With a cool breeze hitting your face and the indigo waters of the sea surrounding you, this surely is one of the best experiences of your life.

13. Bask in the Serenity of Akshi Beach

Bask in the Serenity of Akshi Beach
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Sandwiched between Nagaon beach and Alibaug beach, Akshi is a fisherman's village which is not very popular amongst tourists making it secluded and peaceful. If you are looking for peace, this is the place for you. Visiting the beach is one of the top things to do in Alibag. The calm waters hitting the shore laden with palms and coconut trees are what makes this place an absolute delight.

14. Visit the Undheri Fort

Visit the Undheri Fort

A fort that fell from one reign of ownership to another is an island fort, by the name of Undheri Fort, at a distance of about 300m from the Kandheri. A local fishing boat can be hired to visit the fort.

15. Beach Hopping

Beach Hopping

Alibaug beaches are famous in Maharashtra for being fine weekend getaways when one needs to escape the routine and noise of the concrete jungles. The amazing combination of sun, sand and sea found at these unspoilt beaches are perfect to help you unwind over the weekend and recharge before returning to the fast-paced life of the city. Alibaug is quite well connected with Mumbai by the sea with ferries plying regularly except during the monsoon. 

16. Water Sports in Alibaug

Water Sports in Alibaug
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Alibaug is a coastal town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is famous for its tranquil black sand beaches which account for a peaceful weekend getaway from Mumbai. With the coastline that runs along the Arabian Sea, Alibaug offers a variety of water sports.

 
 

17. Visit the Magnificent Murud Janjira Fort

Visit the Magnificent Murud Janjira Fort
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Known For : Murud Janjira Fort Murud Beach Garambi Falls

Murud Janjira Fort is a mighty fortification located on an island off of the coastal village of Murud, 55 km from Alibag in Maharashtra. Towering up from a massive rock amidst the stretching azure of the Arabian Sea, this fort has stood the test of time as well as the test of resilience in the past. 

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18. A Peaceful Getaway at Varsoli Beach

A Peaceful Getaway at Varsoli Beach
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Varsoli beach is one of the least visited beaches of Alibaug. It isn't visited by many tourists and hence remains less crowded than other beaches of Alibaug. Located just 3 km away from the city, Varsoli beach is known for its beach resorts and cottages that are best suited for a peaceful getaway. The beach serves as a naval base for the Indian army and is also known for its variety of adventure sports. 

19. Stay in a Sea Facing Villa

Stay in a Sea Facing Villa

Staying in any one of the gorgeous villas facing the seaside is one of the popular things to do in Alibag. Besides enjoying a pleasant stay, sumptuous meals and a glamorous view, you can also avail the several spa and massage facilities available at these villas. These beautiful villas will help you relax and rejuvenate royal style

20. Kihim Beach

Kihim Beach
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Located just 12 kilometres from Alibaug, Kihim Beach is famous for butterflies and birds. The beach is adorned with incredible golden sand. Water sports along with activities like Camel Ride and ATV are available.

21. Underi Fort

Underi Fort

Located in the heart of Mumbai Harbour, south of Prong's Lighthouse, is the Island of Underi. Also known as Jaidurg, this fortified island was founded in 1680 CE by Kahim of Siddhis. Comparatively smaller to Khanderi, a sister island, both the islands were landmarks for shipping vessels.

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