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Kolaba Fort:

Erected by Maharaj Shivaji, the Kolaba Fort is situated almost 2 km out in the sea. The fort can be visited by tourists only when there is low tide. A well filled with sweet water lies in the middle of the fort. Inside the fort there are few temples and fortifications armed with guns facing the sea. It dates back to 300 years. The entrance arch boasts of skilled carvings of peacocks, elephants and tigers. Shrines dedicated to Padmavathi and Mahishasura are present within the premises, near the main gate along with the fort deity. A temple for Lord Ganesha was constructed in the year 1759. The Archaeological Survey of India charges a token entry fee.

 

Khanderi Fort:

About 3-4 km into the sea from the Thai Beach stands the majestic Khanderi Fort. Built in 1678, the fort is located on a small island. A tall lighthouse was added later. The fort remained under British control for a long time. The Khanderi Fort is currently under the administration of the Bombay Port Trust.

 

Undheri Fort:

The island fort of Undheri is situated almost 300 meters away from Fort Khanderi. Erected in 1680 by Siddi Qasam, the fort was controlled by several dynasties including the Siddis, Peshwas, the British and Angres. Local fishing boasts are available for hire by tourists for the purpose of visiting the fort.

 

Alibag Beach:

The most important beach in the town, Alibag Beach has the darkest sand in the entire area. This beach is very lively with tourists and numerous food stalls open till late night. A major tourist attraction of Alibag Beach is the grand view of the Kolaba town. The mazhar of Ali Shah Bawa is located exactly in the middle of the town. The beach is also named after him. A platform has been built here for tourists to experience the joy safe sea bath.

 

Brahma Kund:

A rectangular tank encircled by stone steps on each of the four sides, Brahma Kund is extremely beautiful and is one of the most photogenic locations of the area. A small mandir dedicated to Lord Maruti is present in the area. A statue inside the temple bears the encoding ‘Mirchi Baba’ done during 1612. The pool is said to have been built with the water which was accumulated after Lord Brahma bathed Lord Krishna a bath.

 

Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple:

Situated at a distance of 13 km away from Alibag, the famous Kanakeshwwar Devasthan Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Perched atop a hill at an altitude of 900 feet, the temple requires tourists to climb 5000 paved stairs to reach it. There are many smaller temples inside this temple complex. The Shiva temple, however, is the main temple. The statue of the Lord is almost 54 feet in height. The Pushkarna Pond lies just behind the temple.

 

Akshi Beach:

Located at the village of Akshi, about 5 kms from Alibag, this pristine and white sandy beach is a bird waters paradise. Akshi village, which is home to fishermen, is a favourite spot of many tourists mainly because of the atmosphere and sea food.

 

Kihim Beach:

This is a secluded beach about 12 km from Alibag. It is a secluded beach, ideal to spend some solitary and undisturbed moments. The surroundings are very picturesque with lots of swaying coconut palms lining up the white and clean sands. Many rare butterflies, flora and fauna can be spotted here. This is an ideal weekend getaway for city dwellers, especially Mumbaikars. The ‘tent stays’ here with all facilities is also an attractive offer.

 

Nagaon Beach:

This is a pristine beach about 7 km from Alibag city. Many tourists come here to enjoy the soothing greenness around linked with coconut palms and suru trees.
There are opportunities for water sports like parasailing, banana boat and Jet-Ski rides.

 

Versoli Beach:

Versoli Beach located at the suburbs of Alibagh city is a calm, clean, less crowded beach and home to naval base. The village of Versoli is lush green offering great relaxation from the hectic city life of Mumbai.

 

Mandwa:

Situated at about 20 km from Alibag, this port and beautiful beach is a location of posh Mumbaikars including Bollywood celebrities who own bunglows here. The beach offers a marvellous view of the bay and the Gateway of India. 

 

Rewas Jetty:

Located at about 23 km from Alibag, Rewas jetty is popular among tourists for its launch service and weekend retreats. There are so many bunglows owned by Mumbai’s rich people lining along the beach.