Hello all! This weekend had gone out on short trip with family to a nearby place called Alibaug. Contrary to its name there are not baugs or gardens but its mainly beach area.
Google search tells me Alibaug is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is also the headquarters of the Raigad district.
- Road: One can reach Alibaug via Pen (30 km away), which is on the Mumbai (78 km away) - Goa road. From Mumbai, one can reach Alibaug 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. The distance is approximately 108 km from Mumbai
- Railways: The nearest rail railway station are Pen, India. Through Pen, India, it is connected to Khopoli.
- Catamaran/Ferry: The nearest jetty is Mandwa From where catamaran/ferry services are available to Gateway of India, Mumbai. Another port in the vicinity is Rewas, from where a ferry service is available to Ferry Wharf(Bhau cha Dhakka). There is also a jetty at Custom Bandar from where fishermen in Alibag set sail.
At this time weather was quite pleasant with occasional rains and the greenery around the place was giving a cool air. Most people come here for weekend to relax and unwind from their daily grind. We did not go to many places but went for some climatic change.
The beach was not so clean and high tide was coming as waves kept rising here.
Greenery was giving it a hill station look and plenty of fresh air.
High tide at 12 noon where waves rising high and water coming out on the road. It was scary but lovely to see that too.
The vast Arabian sea and Mandwa jetty where ferry services ply from Mumbai.Ferries and catamarans are not operational from mid-June to late September. However, the downpour and greenery make Alibaug irresistible during the monsoons.
Being a tourist center, there are many hotels, resorts and lodges in the town:
- Big Splash
- Hotel Ravikiran
- Kashid Beach resort
- Prakruti resort
- Sand piper resort
- Sunglow resort
- Windmill resort
Over all if one is tired from daily hustle bustle then this is the best place to relax and unwind.
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