Alibag, in Raigad District of Maharashtra is a popular tourist destination. It lies along Arabian Sea Coast in Konkan region. The town was founded 3 centuries ago and was under Maratha rule. Later, the town was inhabited by Bene Israeli Jews. The town lies 35 km to the south of Mumbai and can be approached by ferry from Gateway of India (45 minutes) and by road (3 hours).
Being a coastal town, Alibag has a number of beaches towards west and the town is adorned with hilly terrains and lush greenery towards east. The beaches in and around Alibag are Alibag Beach – the most important beach of the town, Varsoli, Akshi, Kihim, Nagoan and Kashid beaches. Kolaba Sea Fort is constructed amidst Alibag Beach at a distance of 1-2 km from the shore. There are several places of religious interest in Alibag, including temples like Kanakeshwar temple, Vikram Vinayak Temple, Kanhoji Angre Samadhi, Hingulja Mandir, Uma-Maheshwar temple, Uma-Maheshwar temple and Datta Mandir. Awas, Saswane, Rewas, Murud Janjira Fort are some of the places of historical interest here. Numerous Mumbaikars flock to Alibag for a recreational weekend.
There are many beaches and forts. Khanderi fort, Brahma Kund, Alibag beach, and Kolaba fort are must see attractions. Also Akshi beach is the place you wont like to miss. Its just beautiful, serene and clean.
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