Wednesday, July 06, 2011

weekend destination- alibaug

Hello all! This weekend had gone out on short trip with family to a nearby place called Alibaug. Contrary to its name there are not baugs or gardens but its mainly beach area.

Google search  tells me Alibaug is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is also the headquarters of the Raigad district.

  • Road: One can reach Alibaug via Pen (30 km away), which is on the Mumbai (78 km away) - Goa road. From Mumbai, one can reach Alibaug by traveling on the Mumbai-Goa highway (NH-17)till Wadkhal (or Vadkhal) and taking the right fork from Wadkhal - the left fork being the road to Goa. The distance is approximately 108 km from Mumbai
  • Catamaran/Ferry: The nearest jetty is Mandwa From where catamaran/ferry services are available to Gateway of India, Mumbai. Another port in the vicinity is Rewas, from where a ferry service is available to Ferry Wharf(Bhau cha Dhakka). There is also a jetty at Custom Bandar from where fishermen in Alibag set sail.

At this time weather was quite pleasant with occasional rains and the greenery around the place was giving a cool air. Most people come here for weekend to relax and unwind from their daily grind. We did not go to many places but  went for some climatic change.


The beach was not so clean and high tide was coming  as waves kept rising here.


Greenery was giving it a hill station look and plenty of fresh air.


High tide at 12 noon where waves rising high and water coming out on the road. It was scary but lovely to see that too. 


The vast Arabian sea  and Mandwa jetty where ferry services ply from Mumbai.Ferries and catamarans are not operational from mid-June to late September. However, the downpour and greenery make Alibaug irresistible during the monsoons.

Being a tourist center, there are many hotels, resorts and lodges in the town:
  1. Big Splash
  2. Hotel Ravikiran
  3. Kashid Beach resort
  4. Prakruti resort
  5. Sand piper resort
  6. Sunglow resort
  7. Windmill resort
 We stayed at Hotel Ravikiran which is just about 10mins walk from main market area and reasonably priced with good ambience and service. I wont recommend stay in cottages as I was told there is always a power outage and its far away from population. If you are going with family best is to stay in nice hotel in the city itself.

Over all if one is tired from daily hustle bustle then this is the best place to relax and unwind.

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  1. Hi Chatter, hope u had a relaxing trip. Thanks for the useful information and the pixs are lovely too.

  2. Dii !! Hope u had an enjoyable trip....The place looks are beautiful !!!

  3. Hi CB
    Hope u had a good Trip
    thks for the info.

  4. Dii so u had a great trip haan ,
    thanx for Pic s n the detailed info.

  5. hey di
    place looks like haven hehehehheheh
    love it
    hope u enjoy it

  6. Lovely blog and good information :) lovely place looks like. Thanks for sharing. -Bindi

  7. Hi CB,

    Looks and sounds like a good break from the daily grind..:)....glad that you enjoyed it. Very informative post....I for one, had never heard of Alibaug near Mumbai....seem to remember there is a similiar sounding area in Kolkatta....

    Look forward to your next post.

    Take care,


  8. Arre kya baat hai :)) Alibaug ka free mein promo kar diya. You better ask them for commission ;) Awesome website CB. Nice and colourful. Poora indradhanush nazar aata hai yahaan - in terms of colours and topics :) :)

  9. Nice you're working so hard on this blog. Send this article to a magazine would surely get published

  10. Kya baat !!! Di.... Alibaug is lovely place to vist...Thnks fr info...hum zaroooooorr jayenge ;)

  11. Thats a lovely post CB. Hope u had a grt trip, away from ur regular busy life :)I have visited Mumbai a couple of times and have also heard of Alibaug, but never thought of going there as i thought its just another ordinary place. Ur post aroused my interest in Alibaug now. Would make sure to pay it a visit, the next time am in Mumbai.

    The blog was very informative and appealing as well. Loved reading it :)

    And ur friend Bhavita is so correct. This article is worth being published.

  12. Hi Chatter

    This is a great write up..

    We host a travel website puneritraveller .com..please visit Alibaug page in the website..

    We have an option of showcasing travel blogs in the pages..let us know if you would lije to showcase this blog in the pages which would help reader to reach your blog..

    please write to puneritraveller at gmaill dot com



  13. @ nandini thank you so much. surely do visit alibaug as I found it very refreshing place to be. though wish I could explore more there>

    @onaiza thanks a lot. Have sent you email.


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