Kihim & Mandwa Beach


Kihim and Mandawa is nearly 10 km away from Mumbai. Kihim has dense coconut trees that give a pollution free green environment. This is a place for the nature lovers who want to spend some time with the beauty of the nature. The jungle of Kihim has varieties of rare flowers, butterflies and birds. One can also enjoy perfect tent stay and a wonderful surfing.

On the other hand, Mandwa captures the visitor's heart with its overwhelming serene atmosphere. Kihim beach is just a few kilometers from Mandawa. It is an ideal place to spend sometime away from the crowd and pollution.

North of Alibag on the North Coast, lies the beach of mandwa. just 120 km away from Mumbai. On a clear day one can see the Gateway of India. The fishing village of Mandwa has a charm of its own with beautiful groves of coconut palms. Quite near is Kihim beach.

Kihim a nearby unspoilt and isolated beach, has also a lot to offer; woods brimming with wild flowers, rare butterflies and birds. Kihim is famous for its birds. Kihim is exclusive beach, laced with lush coconut tree. The inviting part of it is thatkihim is entirely undiscovered and unpolluted. Its surroundings are as attractive -Murad beach & Chaul, historic fort, churches, synagogues and the fascinating towersof St. Barbara. At kihim, you have an unconventional 'tent Holiday' with modern facility attached.

Mandva Beach lies quite near to the Gateway of India, the pride of Mumbai, and on a sunny day, you can easily see the magnificent monument from the beach. One look at the beach and it is sure to remain etched in your memory for a long time to come. The Mandwa village, situated nearby, also draws visitors with its coconut trees. Chaul - known for Portuguese ruins, Buddhist caves, a church, a temple and even a synagogue, is also located near Mandwa Beach.


Location info:

Address:120 km away from Mumbai
Nearest City:
Best time to visit: Any Time.



Interesting things to do:

Enjoy the beauty of the place, and have a good 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.

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:Nearest railhead is Panvel, 85 kmson Konkan Railways.
Nearest Airport:Nearest airport is Mumbai, 136 kms.
Road Transport:Connected by Road./85 kms. by road, Kihim is 136 kms. from 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:


Arte Cottage (Kihim / Alibaug)
Bawa Continental Hotel Mumbai

Things to carry:

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

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

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