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Explore Alibaug

"Best Places to Visit in Alibaug"

Alibaug, a coastal town in Maharashtra, is a hidden gem with a lot of places and sights to visit. Nestled on the edge of the majestic Arabian sea it’s a piece of coastal paradise.

Located at just an hour & a half drive from Mumbai in Raigad district this town with its beautiful beaches is an ideal weekend getaway.

Kolaba fort

Situated amidst the sea and surrounded by waters of Arabian sea from all sides, Kolaba fort or Alibag fort is one of the most important tourist attraction in Alibag. It is a 300-year old fort which was once chief naval stations during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra. The fort is located at a distance of 1-2 km from the shores of Alibag and is an important significant in the history of British India.

Kihim beach

Beauty of Mandwa Kihim beach is shown in many Hindi Films of India. With the name Mandwa, surely lovers of Hindi cinema will recall Amitabh Bachans block buster movie, shooting for which was conducted at this picturesque location. Fishing village Mandwa is located on the north coast of Alibag.

Birla Mandir

20 Kms from Alibaug on the Alibaug – Roha route near the Salav village is the beautiful 'Birla Mandir'. Ganesha is the main diety of the temple with ‘Riddhi and Siddhi’ on its either sides. There are small temples of ‘Radha-Krishna’, ‘Shiv-Parvati’ and ‘Suryadeva’ also in the Birla mandir. Aarti at Birla temple is at 9.00 am and 7.00 pm everyday.

Karmakar Museum

Located 18 kms from Alibaug on the Alibaug-Rewas Road, is the Karmakar Museum where sculptors made by Late Mr. Nanasaheb Karmarkar are displayed in his own bunglow.  There about 150 beautifully carved sculptures displayed here. The exhibition is open the whole day throughout the week and entry fee is Rs.5/-

Murud Janjira Fort

About 21 km from Kashid Beach, this fort is surrounded by the turquoise colored waters of the Arabian Sea. Dating back to 15th century AD, built under the rule of Emperor Malik Amber, the ruler of Ahmednagar, the structure sports an enchanting entrance to the fort depicting a carving of a tiger trapped by six elephants.

Kankeshwar Temple

Located about 3 kms from Kihim Kankeshwar temple is located atop a hill near Mapgaon. Kankeshwar Temple built in 1764 by Raja Ramdeorai Yadav has a silver plated idol. The temple also has a Kund known as "Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh Kund". "Brahma Kund", a rectangular tank surrounded by steps on all four sides has is on the way up.