Alibag, also known as Alibaug, is a coastal town, just south of Mumbai, in western India. It’s known for its beaches like Alibag Beach and Varsoli Beach. Just offshore, 17th-century Kolaba Fort has carvings of tigers and elephants, and temples dedicated to Hindu gods. To the south, Portuguese-built Korlai Fort dates from 1521 and includes a lighthouse. The island fort of Janjira has high walls, turrets, and cannons.
The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. According to Koppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Aw. The average annual temperature is 26.4 °C in Alibag. The rainfall here averages 2345 mm.
Alibag (also spelled as Alibaug) is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarters of the Raigad district.
Alibag was developed in the 17th century by Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre the naval chief of King Shivaji’s Kingdom. Alibag is a coastal town and municipal council in Raigad district in Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarters of the Raigad district. Raigad’s first name was “Kulaba”. Today’s Ramnath was the main village. A Bene Israelite named Ali used to live there at that time. He was a rich man and owned many plantations of mangoes and coconuts in his gardens. Hence the locals used to call the place “Alichi Bagh” (Marathi for “Gardens of Ali”), or simply “Alibag”, and the name stuck.
One can reach Alibag via Pen (30 km), which is on the Mumbai (78 km) – Goa road. From Mumbai, one can reach Alibag by traveling on the Mumbai-Goa highway (NH-17) till Wadkhal (or Vadkhal) and taking the right fork from Wadkhal – the left fork being the road to Goa. It is approximately 108 km from Mumbai.
The nearest rail railway station is at Pen. Through Pen, it is connected to Panvel and onwards to Mumbai and the Indian Railways network.
The nearest jetty is Mandwa From where catamaran/ferry services are available to Mumbai. Another port in the vicinity is Rewas, from where a ferry service is available to Ferry Wharf (Bhau cha Dhakka) (Dockyard Road). There is a jetty at Custom Bandar from where fishermen in Alibag set sail.
The nearest airport is in Mumbai which is 140 km away.
Place of Interest
Kulaba Fort, Alibaug, Alibag Beach, Alibaug, Varsoli beach, Alibaug
Kihim Beach, Alibaug, Nagaon beach, Alibaug, Kanakeshwar Forest, Alibaug
Birla mandir, Alibaug, Mandwa Beach, Alibaug, Hanuman Temple, Alibaug
Khanderi fort, Alibaug, Akshi Beach, Alibaug, Thal Beach, Alibaug
Shitaladevi Temple, Alibaug, Revdanda Fort, Alibaug, Rewas Jetty, Alibaug
Magnetic Observatory, Alibaug, Kanhoji Angre Samadhi, Alibaug, Brahma kund, Alibaug