Just an hours ferry ride away from Gate way of India is a series of beaches one after the other seperated by just a few minutes drive. Alibaug a very popular weekend destination and has lots to offer the tourists from the crowded cities. Fresh sea food prepared in the typical konkani style and a visit to the seaforts of Colaba or the Murud Janjira is the highlight of a vacation in Alibaug.
Alibaug, one of the nearest beach from both Pune and Mumbai and one of the most popular weekend destination from Mumbai, probably because of the proximity and availability of good hotels and resorts in Alibaug, is an easy get away from the busy cities of Mumbai and Pune. Alibaug beach is primarily black sand and has a lot of rocky stretches giving it a romantic air especially during susets with the Colaba fort looming in the horizon.
Colaba a sea fort less than a kilometer from the shores of Alibaug can be only accessed during low tide through a narrow strip of land which goes underwater during high tide. Within the fort you can see a few cannons in the 17 bastions and the 'Mahadarwaja'. The Archaeological survey of India charges a nominal token entry fee for the visit. Fort is open during all through the year.
Alibaug is a beach town few hours drive away from Pune on the Konkan coast with a long stretch of beach from Rewas to Revdanda. From Pune Alibaug is approximately 4-5 hours away however from Mumbai, Alibaug is just an hours ferry ride away from the Gate way of India! For the detailed information on how to reach Alibaug, road map and ferry timings timings to Mandwa from Mumbai click here
Alibaug is a set of beaches and to plan a vacation in Alibaug the first thing one has to do is choose from over half a dozen beaches in Alibaug! No matter which Alibaug beach one chooses to stay in, one can always go beach hopping with Alibaug beaches just a few minutes drive from each other. Water sports in Alibaug is very popular and makes Alibaug a perfect destination for the beach buff in you.
Though quite commercialized Alibaug still has a rustic charm going for it even now! Alibaug Beach is the main beach of Alibaug town and with horse rides, paragliding and road side vendors selling tender coconut and tadgolas to fried fish Alibaug is an ideal weekend destination from Mumbai