Alibag or Alibaug is a coastal town in Raigad district of Maharashtra. The town was developed under the Naval Chief of the Maratha Ruler Shivaji. Alibag is also known as the 'Goa of Maharashtra'The town is famous for its white sandy beaches which are often unpopulated and cleaner than Mumbai beaches. There are also many temples built in Hindu Maratha architecture worth-visiting. One of the most popular synagogues in the country, the Israel Ali, is also located in the city.
There are a number of tourist spots worth visiting in Alibag. One of the main places to visit in the town is the Kulaba Fort known for its architectural grandeur built by the late Maratha King, Chhatrapati Shivaji. This fort directly overlooks the town facing the sea. There are beaches in and around Alibag known for its serene beauty. Some of the popular beaches here are the Alibag Beach, Varsoli Beach, Nagaon Beach, Korlai Beach, Akshi Beach, Kihim-Navgaon Beach and the Thal Beach.
The Kaneshwar Mandir is located around 13 km from the centre of Alibag. Mandawa is also one of the important tourist destinations where you can find bungalows of Bollywood's celebrities. The 'Magnetic Observatory' about 150 years old is also worth visiting in Alibag.
You can have great local shopping experience in the small lanes and streets of Alibag. Shops here welcome you with beautiful local, hand-made garments, bags, antique jewelery, leather items and furniture.
As this is a coastal town, you can also taste amazingly fresh seafood in and around. The town is famous for its seafood comprising of lobsters, prawns, pomfret and crab.
The best time to visit Alibag is from October to March. The nearest railway station to Alibag is located at Pen and the nearest airport is Mumbai Airport.
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