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Alibag

Alibag

Weather

The town of Alibag experiences coastal climatic conditions. Summers, extending from the month of March to July, are hot yet the pleasant sea breeze brings in much relief and is therefore perfect for sightseeing and outings. The maximum temperature recorded during summer 36°C. Monsoons in Alibag last from August to October and is frequently accompanied by downpours. The winter season begins in November and continues till February. The city is cool during this time with around 14°C. The best time to visit Alibag is from the month of November to July.

How To Reach

By Road:

Alibag is well connected to Goa and Mumbai via the Pen Junction.


By Air:

The airport closest to Alibag is Mumbai airport, located at a distance of almost 93 km from the city. Mumbai is an international airport which is connected to many international cities. Taxis convey tourists from the airport to the city.



By Rail:

Pen is the nearest railhead lying 28 km away from Alibag. Trains bound for the town of Alibag is available from Mumbai along with Panvel.


Overview

Alibag, a small coastal town located in the district of Raigad in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is famous as a weekend getaway for Mumbaikars especially due to its calm atmosphere and natural beauty away from the hustles and bustles of Mumbai. Alibag is located on the southern end of the city of Mumbai, bordering the Arabian Sea. It is also a major business conference hub.

 

The green and pristine beaches here offer a retreat to the visitors. The town also houses several small and beautiful temples as well as forts, exhibiting the heritage and majesty of the bygone era. The rustic villages surrounding the town are a perfect getaway from city life, to enjoy an unspoilt charm. Many of Mumbai’s rich people and Bollywood celebrities own bunglaws here to enjoy leisurely moments during free time.

 

Majority of the locals here are the owners of cottages, farms or fishermen who lives along the coast with all world class facilities. Alibag means the “Garden of Ali”. Since the city of Alibag remains surrounded by the sea on all the three sides, it is known as the Goa of Maharashtra.

 

The Bene-Israeli Jews consider Alibag as their historic back-country. A Jewish synagogue called Israel Ali is present within the town. The city receives the maximum number of visitors in weekends. The city came into prominence following the construction of the Kolaba Fort by Shivaji.

 

The town is famous for its sparkling waters, sandy beaches and clean air. This tropical island boasts of beaches lined with palm trees. The abundance of greenery had helped the place become a completely unpolluted area. The beauty of the area is heightened during the monsoons.

 

Alibag with its large number of street bazaars is a perfect shopping destination for tourists. Shopaholics can look forward to purchasing ready-to-wear garments such as exported surplus apparel, fine kolhapuris, watches, junk jewellery, antiques and leather items. Prices are very reasonable. The cuisine in Alibag consists of seafood - prawns, lobsters, fresh pomfret and Bombay duck in a variety of preparations.