Alibaug, often known as the mini Goa of Maharashtra is an all time favorite weekend getaway spot for Punekars. Located 143 kms from Pune, Alibaug is a home to number of beautiful beaches therefore earning the tag of Mini Goa of Maharashtra. Apart from beaches there are few forts as well there to explore.
Some of the most frequented spots of Alibaug are:
This black sand beach located 1 km away from the main town of
Alibaug is a package of adventure sports and scenic views and the most touristy beach of the town. Water sports activity like sea kayaking, banana boat ride and jet ski are available here and the beauty of this beach is enhanced by the picturesque view of the Kolaba Fort located amidst the sea.
The Kolaba Fort:
Built in the 1681, this sea fort stands tall in between the sea
and it is located at a distance of 1 km from the Alibaug Beach. It has witnessed many attacks by different invaders who had tried to seize the fort. It was ultimately destroyed by two major fire accidents which took place in 1729 and 1787. Now the ruins after the fire accident is what left of the fort, the interesting fact of the fort is even though its seaside fort it has a freshwater well inside the fort. One can reach the fort by foot during low tide, but when its hide tide only a boat can take you to the fort.
This white sand beach can more likely be said as beach
preferred by families as its less crowded and has number of activities and food options to offer. Activities like parasailing, speed boat, banana boat, quad bike, horse cart, camel ride are available here. The sunset view is something that one cannot miss here.
It is one of the cleanest beach located 30 kms away from
Alibaug. It’s the best place to enjoy a beach vacation at the same time enjoy
peaceful and quiet environment as its less crowded compared to Alibaug Beach.Even here also one can find number of water sports activities. Its best for one day outings.
This is another fort located near Alibaug which is a must visit. This
Island fort is located 53 kms away from Alibaug in a town named Murud. It is known to be one of the strongest marine forts. Some of the interesting facts about this fort is that its oval shaped,no one was ever able to capture the fort despite the number of attempts made by different people to seize the fort and it is believed that once upon a time it had about 500 canons, but now only few of them exist. Most part of the fort is in complete ruins but some are in still good conditions like the 19 bastions and the palaces of the Nawab. Pune to Alibaug cab for alibaug is available at best rate, book it with o2cab. One can easily reach alibaug from mumbai, by booking mumbai to alibaug cab. If you want to book pune to alibaug cab you can use o2cab.com.