Alibag is a popular getaway, both in real life and reel Bollywood movies. Though its growth to a popular beach town is obvious and much deserved, the town sees a huge crowd throughout the year that gives you less time to explore the place on your own. There are tons of beaches here, the popular ones being Alibag beach, Nagaon beach, Versoli beach, Awas beach and others. Awas Beach is the quietest here and a stunning escape from the rush of tourists. If you want a break from beaches, though it seems unlikely, you can head to Kolaba Fort, which is close to Alibag beach. If you are in the mood for some adventure, there are numerous water sports that take place here and are a must do. There are also tons of hotels in case you are looking for a luxurious holiday since the hotels focus on a complete holiday package for travellers.
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In and around Bombay, a destination that surely should not be missed for a weekend getaway is the infamous Alibaug. A perfect amalgamation of lazing around but also checking out historic corners, Alibaug is a treat. A glorious array of beaches lay scattered throughout this seaside getaway. Close to the Alibaug Beach lies the Kolaba Fort, a destination which can be reached by horse cart. The Kihim Beach, on the other hand, showcases its pearly white sand.Having driven past coconut plantations and overlapping hills, the temple circuit begins. The Kankeshwar Temple is marked by a sign: ‘Nagobacha Tappa’ warning about wild snakes. It leads up to 750 flights to a den of gods. As you keep climbing up, you hit the second point ‘Devachi Payari’ where supposedly Shankar’s feet landed in three leaps to the very top. Finally, you reach the destination, an eye-catching attraction, decorated with colorful miniature idols of the gods.Nearby, you can cross into the dense Kanakeshwar Forests at your own risk of encountering boars, snakes, and even panthers.A car, bus, or even the ferry from the Gateway of Mumbai will bring you to Alibaug within 1 and a half to 3 hours of a journey. If you’ve traveled by ferry, you would have cross Mandwa, the Mumbaiker’s ultimate choice to witness the pretty sunset.Interesting facts about Alibaug: The man who discovered Alibaug belonged to the Angre family, and was appointed commanders of the Maratha Navy at the time of Shivaji himself. At that time, Angre's order was placed upon the entire Alibaug principality, but over time his achievements and respect were long forgotten. Now, he lies buried just 5 minutes from today's bus station at Kekar Naka.