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Kihim beach, Alibag Overview

Interspersed with dense coconut trees and enveloped with a pollution free green atmosphere, the Kihim Beach is famous for a variety of reasons. Located just 12 kilometres from Alibaug and 120 kilometres away from Mumbai, the proximity of the beach to Mumbai adds to the increasing reputation of the beach. 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.

The beach is adorned with incredible white sand, with distinct types of shells scattered all over. The area is surrounded by various trees and is dotted by coconut trees and wildflowers, which are often visited by colourful butterflies. Beautiful migratory and resident birds also make their way to the Kihim beach and are found in abundance here. The entire site is a literal feast for the eyes and tourists crave to return here, again and again, to dwell in the glory of nature and revel in her bounties.

There are many options for sightseeing in and around the Kihim Beach. The Kolaba Fort for instance, which is located in the vicinity of the beach, can be seen from a distance and is a favourite tourist spot. This makes the attraction a fashionable tourist destination for people of all age groups, and the place can thus be visited with friends, family, relatives or spouse. The joy in all cases is equally exhilarating, and the experience is entirely fun-filled and worth it.

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Attractions and Activities at Kihim beach

Water Sports at Kihim Beach

Undoubtedly the best way to take pleasure in a day spent at the Kihim Beach is to enjoy the water sports and experience an adrenaline rush. There are a variety of options of water sports that you can choose from, while at the beach, to enjoy and have a gala time. Some of these are Banana Rides, Jet Skiing, Bumper Rides, Kayaking, Parasailing, Speed Boating and Fishing.

Things To Do at Kihim Beach

There is something or the other that the Kihim Beach has in store for everyone. Since the beach is not entirely discovered and hence unpolluted, you can enjoy numerous activities that give fun and enjoyment. For the adventure enthusiasts, there can be no better way to enjoy other than indulge in water sports and be recharged with new thrill and energy. Other than water sports, one can also indulge in horse cart riding, beach bike ride and parachute rides -pulled by a jeep.

The nature lovers can set out to seek the rare butterflies, birds and flowers that the jungle of the Kihim Beach is home to. An unconventional tent holiday is also possible at the beach and is a perfect blend of natural beauty and development, peace and movement and silence and sound.

Sightseeing at Kihim Beach

1. The forts of Khanderi and Underi are easily visible from the beach itself, and naturally, the spot is the perfect place to click photographs, especially at the time when the sun has just set.
2. The famous Kolaba Fort is also only a few miles away from the Kihim Beach.
3. Other than that, the Birla Mandir, the temple of Kanakeshwar and other historic places like Jerusalem Gate and Angre Samadhi are also famous tourist spots. All of these areas are easily accessible and are just a few minutes' drive from Kihim.
4. The Akshi Beach is also a famous place located nearby, wherein tourists can enjoy and relax.
5. The famous Arte Cottage at the Kihim Beach is located just a 2 minute walk away from the beach. The cottage also houses a garden wherein guests can relax and unwind.



Best Time To Visit Kihim beach

Thousands of devotees visit the Kihim Beach during the holy month of Shravana when a Shivlinga mysteriously appears on the beach. This Shivlinga is also known as Swyambhu, and it also vanishes itself after a few days, only to reappear again in the next year.

Pious devotees prefer to visit the beach during that time. The beach is, however, the most adorable during the winter months or early summer.

Tips For Visiting Kihim beach

1. The Kihim Beach is not a very good place for taking a dip in the sea. This is because the sea is not only pretty rough, but the beach is also not a flat one. This makes for a pretty dangerous combination and hence swimming here should be avoided.
2. There is good parking space available, so you need not worry about that if you are going by your private vehicle.
3. The beach has specific rocky patches which can be seen only in low tide. Hence, be cautious, especially at the time of high tide when you cannot look at these patches and may hurt yourself.

How To Reach Kihim beach

The nearest city to the Kihim Beach is Alibaug. State transport buses (MSRTC) are regularly available from major cities of Maharashtra like Pune and Mumbai to reach Alibaug. From there, the beach is readily accessible via autos.

Ferry is the most convenient mode of transport to reach the Kihim Beach from Mumbai. Ferry services that operate on a daily basis are available from the Gateway of India to the Mandwa jetty. The ferry operators also provide bus services from Mandwa Ferry Wharf to Chondi. Kihim is about 3 kilometres away from Chondi.

The Kihim Beach is also only at a distance of 12 kilometres from Alibaug bus depot and can even be reached quickly from there.

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