Alibaug can be an exciting place to visit along with your friends and family. In the first part of this blog “An Incredible Weekend Holiday Destination” I have mentioned some really interesting facts about this wonderful location along with directions for new visitors. I have been to Alibaug so many times that I have each and every place mapped at the back of my mind.
Many visitors have a misconception that Alibaug has a huge array of beaches in it. Sorry, to inform you but that is not right! Alibaug just has three beaches which are:
1) Alibaug Beach
2) Varsoli Beach
3) Akshi Beach
All the other beaches are around Alibaug but not “in” Alibaug. Alibaug is a small place with only few tourist spots such as Alibaug Fort and Khanderi – Underi Islands.
Alibaug is adjacent to beaches from Nagaon, Revdanda, Murud etc. In this post, you will be provided with a list of beaches around Alibaug that you can visit during your trip.
Nagaon Beach : This beach is located 7km away from Alibaug. It is considered amongst one of the cleanest beaches of the region. It is also popular for island trips, boat ride, kayaking etc.
Mandwa Beach : Mandwa Beach is located in Kolgaon. Via Alibaug – Revas Rd, it is 20.4km from Alibaug. It is known for its greenery and natural habitat. When in Mandwa you can also checkout the nearby church, synagogue, temples, Buddhist caves and various other edifices from the Portuguese era. You also get ferries from Mandwa jetty to Gateway of India within regular interval.
Awas Beach : This is small beach that is just 17km away from Alibaug. It is also quite close to Mandwa Beach (7 km).
Saswane Beach : Another beach that you can visit on your Alibaug trip is the Saswane beach. You must definitely visit this beach if you are planning to check out Mandwa Beach. Saswane beach is 20 km away from Alibaug. Distance between Mandwa beach and Saswane beach is just 3.5km.
Rewas Beach : On your way from Alibaug to Mandwa beach, you can also visit Rewas beach which is just 22 kms from Alibaug and less than 4kms from Mandwa beach.
Kashid Beach : Another famous beach that you can visit during your Alibaug visit is the Kashid beach. This beach is famous for its white sand and clean surroundings. The deep waters from this region can tend to be dangerous during high tide.
Korlai Beach : This particular beach is just 23 km away from Alibaug. A very interesting fact about this place is that you will find locals speaking “Creole Portuguese” which is quite amusing. This beach is a perfect place to relax and unwind yourself. It offers the visitors a very serene, quiet and peaceful environment.
Back to Mumbai :
After visiting these amazing locations no one would want to go back to the chaos of the city life. However, I would advise not to rush on your journey back home. Plan your “back to home” journey and make it as fun as the vacation.
The last day of our journey was spent at the Korlai beach. Here are few of the really interesting places that one can visit during your journey back home (Mumbai).
A Journey back home:
Birla Temple : While travelling from Korlai beach the first location that is quite popular is the Birla temple aka Vikram Vinayak Temple. Birla temple is 20 kms away from Alibaug.
Kanakeshwar Temple : If you reach Kanakeshwar temple then you are just 12 km meter away from Alibaug. It is a two and half hour old drive from Alibaug to Mumbai.
Chaul Revdanda : This village is known for its temples and scenic beauty. It also has a pre-historic significance. Apart from the temple, you will find beautiful Portuguese architectural attractions, churches, etc.,
Siddheshwar Mandir : It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Siddheshwar temple is just 4kms away from Alibaug. This journey would be quite pleasant for trekkers.
These are some of the most popular locations that every Alibaug visitor should visit. Hope this blog post will help you plan your Alibaug trip efficiently.