Alibaug Beach


Alibag is an idyllic town on the western coast of India, known as the Konkan region. It lies on almost the same latitude as the southern tip of Mumbai and is very close to this tip across the narrow strip of the Arabian Sea.
By road it is a three-hour drive from Mumbai as the route winds north from the Mumbai peninsula to Navi Mumbai and then curves and moves south along the mainland coast. Alibag has a lovely beach that is unspoiled. There is a historic fort that is now in ruins just off the beach. The hill range of the Western Ghats line the other side of the city giving it a unique character of greenery and the blue of the ocean. It's a wonderful place to take a relaxed vacation with nothing on your mind. Alibag is a place for a vacation. An unhurried pace of life is a small town with a beautiful beach and the green hills on the other side, free of pollution and noise.

Alibag or Alibaug is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is headquarters of the Raigad district.Alibaug Beach is slowly but surely turning into a tourist attraction,As the name suggest this place was built in name of Ali Shah bawa whose mazhar is there in the center of the town, Ali Baug of the "Garden of Ali" is haveing a beautiful sea shore. at present the goverment has built a Very good plaform, So that the tourist can enjoy the sea water, take bath even when it is full tide.Alibag Beach is the main beach of the town. The beach has the blackest sand of the region.

Location info:

Address:Konkan region of Maharashtra
District: Raigad District
Nearest City: Mumbai
Best time to visit: winter and summer



Alibag was developed in the 17th century by Chhatrapati Shivaji's naval chief Kanhoji Angre.

Interesting things to do:

Enjoy the beauty of the place, and have a pleasent time.

Interesting things to Visit:

Nagaon Beach :
That is Nagaon..approximately 7 Km from Alibag. Famous place for Coconuts and betel-nuts. You will get nice food out there.

Mandwa Beach :

Approximately 20 Km from Alibaug.( It is a nice place. You can see lot of baglows of Filmstars.

Kihim Beach :
Approximately 9 Km from Alibag. Crowded with employess of Rashtriya Chemical Fertilizers(RCF, Thal) employees. Do you know that the great ornithologist Salim Ali used to stay here?
You can stay in Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation(MTDC)'s resort.

Kashid Beach :
On the Alibag-Murud Highway.just 32 Km from Alibaug.Place away from the hustle and bustle of the city...

Akshi Beach :
Just 5 Km from Alibag.Akshi is a nice place.Full of fishers.Generally not crowded.
Don't miss the epigraph prepared by Raja Keshidevaray in the year 1012.

Alibaug - Temples and Forts :

Colaba Fort :
Colaba fort, major water fort in Konkan.Shivaji Maharaj built this fort in 1680.Nine hundread feet long and three hundread fifty feet wide having two 'dwars' (gates),one from the shore , another from the sea side.

The 'Mahadarwaja' to the east is a specail thing decorated with idols of tigers, elephant, peacock etc. The temple of Ganesh, godess with eighteen hands ,Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva together makes "Ganesh Panchayatam"

Better to visit here only during the low tide.

Vikram Vinayak Mandir (Birla Madir),Salav :

Approx. 20 km from Alibag.Great place more or less similar to Hiranandani Garderns, Powai.The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. The tranport facilities are OK and affordable to all classes.

Kanakeshwar :
12 kms from climate and old temple of Lord Shiva.
The temple is situated on a small hill and the nearby village is ' Mapgaon ' which is almost 12 kms. from Alibag. The hill is almost 370 m high and we have to climb 700+ steps to reach the temple.


Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:The nearest railway station is Pen. Through Pen, it is connected to Khopoli. Panvel
Nearest Airport:Mumbai International Airport.
Road Transport:One can reach Alibag via Pen (30 km away), which is on the Mumbai - Goa road./The nearest jetty is Mandwa From where catamaran/ferry services are available to the Gateway of India, Mumbai.

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Kolaba (or Kulaba) fort (Not to be confused with Colaba in Mumbai): Is situated in the sea at a distance of 1-2 km from the Alibag shores.During low tide one can walk to the fort.
  • Kanakeshwar temple: Is situated on a hill near Mapgaon village, about 12 km away from Alibag and falls on the way to Mandawa.
    Tower of St. Barbara.
  • Chaul: Is a historic town situated about 15 km away from Alibag. It is famous for its Portuguese ruins, an old church, a synagogue, Buddhist caves, the Hamam Khana and a temple.
  • Vikram Vinayak Temple or Birla Temple, Salav: Is situated about 20 km away from Alibag, on the way to Janjira.
  • Sagargarh
  • Kanhoji Angre Samadhi
  • Uma-Maheshwar temple
  • Balaji temple
  • Murud-Janjira: Janjira is the legendary fort situated not very far from Alibag.
  • Datta Mandir: situated at bhowale,2 km away from chaul.
  • Hingulja Mandir: Situated near datta mandir,historic temple built by pandwas.
  • Magnetic Observatory: Established in 1904 by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism

Nearest Petrol Pump:


  • Resort at Nagaon near Alibaug
  • Hotel Sea View
  • Guruji Holiday Resort
  • Sun n Sea Beach Resort

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and so on.

Tips & Suggestions:

Alibag is famous for it's varieties in sea food, such as Pamphret, Prawns, Ravas, Crabs, Lobsters, Bombay ducks etc. which are fresh delicious and cheap. Fish curry with rice is the specialty of Alibag. Fish cooked in different spices attracts a large no. of tourists.

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:At Alibagh.
Society/Community Phone Number