If you are following me on Instagram, you all know, I have recently visited Alibaug. Yes I know, its monsoon and off-season but sometimes, we find more beauty in off-season, don't we?
I have loved every bit of my journey to alibaug from pune and scenic lush green Lonavala and Khandala passing by.
You can book any bus both Ac or Non-Ac through makemytrip or redbus and easily can board the bus from your decided bus point at pune. It takes 4 hours approximately to reach Alibaug from pune. I have boarded an early morning bus and thereby had the whole day to roam at leisure. Other option is you can rent your own car and drive till alibaug or rent a car service which will be a bit costly though in comparison with bus or self-driving.
Places to Visit
Alibaug Beach during july end is totally flooded by arabian sea and you will not be seeing any glimpses of fort or seashore. But there are plenty places to sit and spend hours witnessing the turbulent arabian sea and its beauty. I stayed at nagaon bandar road and it takes around 15-20 minutes to reach alibaug beach.
Kashid Beach was cleaner than the Kihim beach but it will take time to reach there some 80 kms up and down so have enough time in your hand. Due to monsoon, I found the beach empty, just few families and boys playing around. But otherwise, this place is very happening hosting all kinds of water sports all season except monsoon due to high tide in the sea. There will be few websites and blogger suggesting KIHIM BEACH as a must see place but I completely deny so and it was very dirty and I recommend all to tick out the beach from our wish list, while at alibaug.
The next place that I went for is Karmakar Museum which was an offbeat option to visit but I am glad, I did so. It is just 20 kms away from alibaug main town and a bit tricky to reach amidst little suburban locales of alibaug but that's the beauty of nature that you will never get bored. Google maps does a good job here, helping you reach the museum through winding roads. The exhibition is open all days and entry fee is just Rs10/- which is very nominal, given the quality of sculpture, you will see inside. It is housed inside a quaint yellow bunglow, house of late Scupltor Mr. Nanasaheb Karmakar.
Other than all these beaches and museum, you can also visit another beach called 'Nagaon beach'. Since I have stayed at Nagaon area only, it was just ten minutes walking from my resort and its worth going, probably the only beach is which is too clean to be true. We went around at 10am after breakfast and it was only me and my friend there and few more fishermen and a lady sitting. There are no shacks or food stalls during monsoon atleast. You can just sit there for hours and enjoy the pristine secluded hidden away beach,all to yourself.
I did want to go to KIKI's corner for lunch or breakfast but due to shortage of time and off-route from my place of stay, I could not but I have heard great feedback and bonus also overlooks the arabian sea. So do try the place if you are there for few days and so.
I will soon be posting my resort review where I have stayed and if you have any further queries about your visit to alibaug, shoot me a mail or follow me at Instagram and message me as I will be more than happy to sort out your next travel plan.