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ALIBAG

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Location: 140-km From Pune In Raigad District, Maharashtra
Houses: Forts, Beaches, Temples
Named After: Ali's Gardens
Best Time To Visit: October To May

Alibag is Located at 140-km from Pune in Raigad District. It is an idyllic town on the western coast of India, known as the Konkan region. Situated very close to tip across the narrow strip of the Arabian Sea this is a wonderful place for a day's relaxation. Besides it's natural beauty, Alibag also has historical monuments, forts, temples and beautiful beaches.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Alibag has a lovely-unspoilt beach. Tourist can enjoy various hues in the sky at the time of sunrise and sunset from beach. Long and clean sandy beaches, small boats rocking at the sea and lush greenery adds to its beauty. There is a historic fort that is now in ruins just off the beach - the Hirakot Fort.

One of the interesting places is the Kulaba Fort, which lies 1.5-km in the sea from Alibag. At the time of high tide, the whole Fort is encircled with water; while at the time of fall, one can even walk to the fort. It is safe to go in the fort before or after one hour of fall. The Old Geomagnetic Observatory, which is 150 years old, is also of great historical importance. The Kulaba Fort and Hirakot Fort give the evidence of Maratha's bravery. There is Angrewada, the tomb of brave and adamant Kanhoji Angre and also old temples of Hindu gods that show the historical importance.

Various places worth seeing in Alibag are the Beaches, the Observatory, Kanhoji Angre Samadhi, the market place, Uma-Maheshwar temple, Balaji temple, among others.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Tourists can enjoy their trip to Alibag throughout the year. For those who relish in boating the best time to visit is from October to May, as the launch is not recommended during the monsoons (June-September).

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai at 108-km.Pune is another convenient airport at 138-km.

Rail: Nearest railway station from Alibag is Pen at 28-km on Konkan railway line. Panvel is another convenient railway station at 60-km on Konkan railway line.

Road: Alibag is best connected to Mumbai , Borivali, Pune , Thane, Kalyan, Kolhapur, Nashik etc by road.

Ferry & Catamarans: Tourist can also visit Alibag easily by Ferry and Catamarans through sea. Launches and Catamarans are available from Gateway of India to Mandwa, Revas through sea and from their one can avail bus facility. Launches are not recommended during the monsoons.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels and tourist resorts in Alibag.



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