Alibaug is a coastal town located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra which is a great offbeat destination when it comes to travelling to the beachy towns in India. If you are tired of travelling to some of the overhyped destinations in India, then we have a perfect getaway in store for you. A locale of exotic beaches and historic forts, Alibaug is all set to entice you with its allure.
Why go there: Scenic beauty | Beaches | Temples |Adventure Activities
Ideal for: Friends | Family
Things to Bring back: Traditional handicrafts, souvenirs, spices, clothing and more
Here we have curated a list of the best things to do in Alibaug, so go have a look.
8. Water Sports at Alibaug Beach
Experience the blend of beauty and some adrenaline rush at the Alibaug beach. It will make for a perfect site when you see the Colaba Fort subtly sitting in the sea while in the backdrop you will see the majestic sun setting in the Arabian Sea.
Take a dive in the sea or experience the thrill of kayaking while relishing the beauty of the Alibaug beach. Go bananas while going for banana boating and enthrall yourself with activities like parasailing, jet skiing, quad biking and more.
You can also explore some other beaches while you are in Alibaug which are mentioned below:
- Varsoli Beach
- Akshi Beach
- Kihim Beach
- Nagaon Beach
7. A visit to the Kolaba Fort
A locale of authentic architecture and beauty, the Kolaba Fort is going to make your eyes soothe. The Kolaba Fort is near the Alibaug beach and has two main entrances, one near the sea and the other one towards Alibaug.
The humongous walls of the fort stretch up to 25 feet which is one of the most unique things about the Kolaba Fort. The fort also comprises a Siddhivinayak Temple which is a must visit for the worshippers.
While you are in Alibaug, you can also explore some other forts like:
- Murud Janjira Fort
- Undheri Fort
- Revdanda Fort
- Khanderi Fort
6. Visit Mandwa
Mandwa is a must visit tourist destination when you are travelling to the coastal town of Alibaug. It has some mesmerizing beaches and verdant orchids of coconut trees that will soothe your eyes with its beauty. You can explore the unique lifestyle of the villagers by visiting the tiny village of Mandwa.
There are two ways you can reach Mandwa, the first being by ferrying your way from the Gateway of India to Mandwa or taking a ride from Alibaug to Mandwa.
5. Take a Look into The Brahma Kund
A historic marvel built in the year 1612, is a must visit place in the authentic town of Alibaug. If history dwells in your soul, then taking a look into the Brahma Kund will take your breath away.
The scriptures say that the water in the kund was collected by Lord Brahma to bathe Lord Krishna. While visiting the Kund, you can also seek blessing by visiting the Maruti Mandir and Mirchi Baba.
Alibaug is abundant with some mystical temples, so visiting the Hanuman Temple and the Someshwar Temple shall be on your list when travelling to Alibaug.
4. Trek to the Kankeshwar Forest Sanctuary
Kankeshwar Forest Sanctuary is definitely a must visit place in Alibaug, so gear up to witness the abundant flora and fauna. Take a ride until the sanctuary, after which you will have to climb about 800 steps to reach the verdant woods of Kankeshwar where you can spot some snakes, panthers, leopards, wild boars, and more wild creatures.
You can also visit the Shankar Temple and the water well located amidst the Kankeshwar Forest that is going to be a fantastic escape for you.
3. Stroll in the Vrindavan Farms
Sprawling over 28 acres, the Vrindavan Farms makes for a perfect day trip when visiting Alibaug. Unearth mother nature’s gifts by strolling in the lush green Vrindavan Farms. Gaze at the stunning farms and check out the countless mango, chikoo, guava, custard apple and more trees.
You can also explore the arts and crafts museum, where you can also shop for some natural products and handicrafts.
A quick visit to the Magnetic Observatory and the Karmakar Museum shall be like a cherry on the top of a cake for you.
2. Horse ride at the Nagaon Beach
A little paradise hidden in the town of Alibaug is what we can call the Nagaon Beach. A scenic view of the sun setting into the Arabian Sea accompanied by the sound of the tides makes for a perfect day to laze at the Nagaon Beach. Book a cottage or a resort near the Nagaon Beach and make a perfect start to your weekend.
If you are fond of horse riding, then go for a ride on a horse’s back at the Nagaon Beach.
1. Go for Shopping at the Raigad Bazaar
Collecting souvenirs when you travel is one of the best ways of remembering the places you visit, so go on a shopping spree in the town of Alibaug. Famous for its beach shacks and street markets, Alibaug will give you a plethora of shopping options.
You can shop antiques, handicrafts, jewellery, fresh fruits & vegetables and a lot more from the local markets.
How to Reach Alibaug?
Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai
If you are someone who loves to go on road trips then rent a car or take a bus to Alibaug from Mumbai or some other city you will be traveling from.
Where to Stay in Alibaug?
Hotel Seaview | Radisson Blu Resort & Spa | Lotus The Lake View Resort
So head over to this coastal town in Maharashtra and explore the beautiful landscape, localities, food and everything that Alibaug has to offer! With so much variety, you will surely not be bored while visiting the temples, forts and beaches in Alibaug. So book your tickets using Paytm bus offers and don’t forget to apply Paytm bus coupons listed on CashKaro to earn interesting cashback on every booking!