Stunning Alibag Beaches and Forts

Alibag / AlibaugBeautiful Sea, a Fort that gets surrounded by sea water, a few temples and a lot of fun. Alibag (Alibaug) is the ideal place for a one day return trip. Alibaug is 145 kms away from Pune and 30km to the south of Mumbai. There are some stunning beaches here along with forts and temples!

The Kolaba/Kulaba fort lies 2 kms inside the sea. Kulaba fort gets surrounded by sea water at the time of tide. There are the Uma Maheshwar and Balaji temples in Alibag too.

Alibag was developed in 17th Century by Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre the naval chief of King Shivaji’s Kingdom. Bene Israelite Ali was a rich man in the city and owned many plantations of mangoes, coconuts in his gardens. So the local people called the place Alicha bagh (Gardens of Ali) which became in due course, Alibag.

Alibag Fort

  • Alibag Fort: Alibag is the seat of District Administration of Raigad (formerly Kolaba) district since 1852. The name Kolaba is attributed to a Sea Fort Kolaba built by Shivaji the great, in 1680 to fight the mighty naval prowess of the Siddis’ (Abyssenians) of Janjira and the British of Mumbai. Kolaba fort is famous for many battles, between Siddis and Kanhoji Angre, the British and the Portugese.

Safety Tip – It is safe to go in the fort before or after 1 hours of fall. But one should always keep in mind that he should come back within 1 hour after the full fall. If you get stuck inside the fort you cannot come back for at least for 5 hours.

Alibag Kulaba Fort

kolaba fort cannons


Fort janjira Jaljira Alibag

Beaches in Alibag

alibaug beach

alibag beach

The following are the main beaches in and around Alibag:

  • Alibag beach: This is the main beach of the town.
  • Thal beach: Isolated Beach 5 km from Alibag.
  • Varsoli Beach:Located about a mile from the main beach, home to a very large naval base.It is situated just on the outskirts of Alibag. It is relatively less visited site and as a result is a quiet beach with sparkling white sand and cleaner seawater. Varsoli is a small satellite village across Alibag, complete with thick vegetation of coconut and Casuarina.
  • Akshi Beach: It is situated 8 km away from Alibag.The famous Kashid beach is located 18 km from Murud. The specialty of this beach is the beautiful slivery white sand. literally dazzling silvery on this clean beach. It is a favourite spot for advertising, TV serial and film shoots. The beach is complete with small-food stalls. This beach is well suited for the children and ladies as the sea is flat for a long distance. One can walk through to a considerable distance towards the sea.
  • Nagaon beach: It is situated about 10 km away from Alibag and is famous for coconuts and betel nuts.





  • Kihim-Navgaon Beach: Kihim is a secluded place at a distance of 12 km from Alibag. The Kihim beach is famous for dense cover of Coconut trees. It is also famous for woods which are home to rare butterflies, birds and flowers.
  • Awas: It is situated about 16 km away from Alibag.
  • Saswane: It is situated about 18 km away from Alibag.
  • Rewas: It is situated about 24 km away from Alibag.
  • Chaul Revdanda: It is situated about 17 km away from Alibag.

Sunset at Kolaba Fort Alibag

  • Kaneshwar Mandir: It is situated about 17 km away from Alibag to Karlekhind – Chondi road.13 km from Alibag in Northeast direction is this very famous Shiv temple on a 900 ft. high hill. It is a 5000 ft. long climb on well paved stairs, which takes around one hour. Landmarks along the route are tombs of MohanGiri and Balgiri, Nagoba Rest, Jambhali Plateau, God’s stair, Gaymandi etc. It comprises various small temples of Sri Paleshwar, Sri Hanuman, Sri Balram Krishna and Lord Shiv.
  • Mandawa: It is situated about 20 km north of Alibag. The catamaran/ferry services are available from Mumbai to the Mandawa jetty. Many Bollywood celebrities own bungalows here.
  • Kashid Beach: It is 36 km away from Alibag, on the Alibag-Murud highway, also this beach is possibly one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the region with almost ‘white’ sand. There are many cottages and resorts available ranging from around RS:1500 to RS:20,000. Prakruti resort is the luxury and the costliest of all. One can find water sports facility and number of small shops for snacks.
  • Korlai Beach: A quiet serene beach with alternate white and black sands, along a serene stretch of the Arabian coastine, adjacent to a village of Korlai Creole Portuguese speaking Indians.Just across the bridge, to the right there is Korlai fort within the sea and attached to the mainland by a narrow land strip through the Korlao fort through the Korlai Village. It is supposed to have been built by the Portuguese in 1521. The main gate has an inscription which means ‘no entry without a fight’. The fort has seven gates, a sweet water well, a church in disuse, a Hindu timple and a Lighthouse



Hotels & Resorts in Alibag

  • KARPE WADI’– Agro Tourism center approved by ITDC. Must visit for good local food and Great Ambience.
“Kill nothing but Time, Carry nothing but Memories, Leave nothing but Footprints.”

Karpewadi Agro-Eco tourism hub practises sustainable management and encourages you to do so too. Located just 100 kms from Mumbai and 155 kms from Pune, Karpewadi is an ‘agrotel’ where proximity to Nature is the central theme. For those who crave for action, there is private beach access, a range of activities to choose from onsite and a number of sightseeing destinations nearby. Professionally managed services, a no- compromise approach to providing basic creature comforts and the best quality home- cooked cuisine ensure that you are well taken care of.

  • AQUA SPLASHH..’ – Maharashtra Maritime Board Approved Water Sports. They have certified lifeguards and well trained staff.

A vacation is all about fun. Adrenalin racing, heart thumping and amusement. At Aqua Splashh you get all that and a bit more — Memories. Come have the fun and tell the world what you did this vacation at Aqua Splashh. Enjoy shooting your loved ones or friends with Paint Ball. Celebrate the water waves in Jet Ski, Bumpy Rides, Banana Rides & Boat Rides. Enjoy the sea shore on All Terrain Vehicle ( ATV ) and Beach Buggy. Come make your vacation an unforgettable fun.

kolaba fort alibag

  • Samudra manthan’– An ideal resort for groups
  • Prasanna’– Economical resort right next to the beach


74 comments to Stunning Alibag Beaches and Forts



  • chakresh

    nice information.

  • Smita Rao

    Its sssssssssssoooooooooo beautiful…………

    Someone goes there would get a experience of the heaven on earth there …

  • raja

    The Grass is always green on the other side. Everything is nice in photo only.

  • Dhanaraj

    Thanks for the information. Should visit with family.

  • RF

    Nice places….

  • Prakash Chavan


  • Munawar Tandel

    You better forget Goa. Clean beaches fresh air near to Mumbai. We can visit and come back on same day. Lesser cost. Try once. Munawar

  • bfdfv

    UP BIHARIS.. STAY AWAY from our beautiful maharashtra..

    APNE state ki gundagardi aur gandagi yahape mat failao..


  • Shashank

    Hi ,

    Really very nice information. i am planning to visit Alibaug.

    Always keep smiling.

  • sp jain

    really very beautiful place, I will visit it.

  • Ramana Murthy

    It is one of the MUST TO BE SEEN beaches in India. We can go by walk to the fort easily during low tide time. Other time also we can go without fear.

  • muthu.k

    It is beautiful…………………..

  • sowjanya

    very beautiful.i have saved these pics in my pc

  • Prakash

    Superb !!! Its really beautiful…

  • Chetan K Prajapati

    Nature is always beautiful ! ! !

    No need to praise nature but just love it and feel it…

    God is Kind, Great and Life is Beautiful…..

  • kishan salman

    beautiful & awesome

  • jai

    Love the nature

  • jai

    love nature, and see all site in life

  • Shivashankar

    Beautiful and fantastic Smitha………………!

  • rose

    very nice to go good keep it up

  • Devidas

    hey…………………….very nice fort


    it is very beautyfull

  • Prawina

    Could you pls provide details about water sports that can be enjoyed in alibaug.

  • paresh

    so very bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbeautiful……………..

  • Sohail

    Its awesome………………….
    feel like heaven on earth……………………..

  • fayaz jamadar

    awesome yaar really goooooodddddd…….

  • ajeet

    lovely lovely and so lovely i dont have word to say
    i just want to say i m a big fan of ur imagenation and creativite

  • Ravindra Phansalkar

    As mentioned,really the beaches are stunning.One must visit these beaches.I really intend to visit once in my life time.will you?

  • s rajan

    Alibagh good beaches, a must for holiday



  • Vinod Gautam

    Good information. If I get achance I will visit.

  • Nafees Afzal

    I am very happy to see this pictures.

    Nafees Afzal

  • skperumal

    very nice ports. nice hotos.send more

  • jakas

    its very very very nice

  • Dheeraj

    What a beautiful place…..!!!!
    At least we should visit in a year…!!!!

  • anna

    its awesome……..

  • R.Rajagopalan

    These are seem to be hidden treasures of Maharashtra. Cant understand why the MTDC is not developing this as tourists destination. They seem to be busy in their own infighting ?

  • Ramkrishna Hardikar

    I shall be happy to visit Alibag Fort & Beaches.Waiting for the early

  • chandra sekaran Raju.

    Really an interesting information to know about tha place in India which I donot know till now. Thanks for the information….Chandra sekaran Raju.

  • Sanjay

    I had been there during 1997. Since then there is lots of changes. now it look amazing. Wow! Great India

  • Jit

    We will surely plan our next trip over here.

  • Shangubi

    India is a very large country, second-populated country in the world, very old culture – and is also fast growing economy. India has too many places to be explored. As many as you explore, there’ll always be some other place yet 2b explored. I have been to many places in India, more than I have been in my country Oman. I liked South India very much, besides the North. Thank you for posting all these beautiful images of awesome places. Once can’t imagine how people in those olden times, without much equipment, managed to build such Forts on lofty places. With all our technology, we have modern generations have failed to produce one such place! That’s way it is said: Old is Gold. Those people must have been very Bold.

  • Dr.Kottala

    Thanks. Very much informative with excellent sceneric photos

  • shruti

    fantastic,shall visit positively, thnx for sharing this piece of is lovely

  • Ram

    Alibaug photos were superb. Thnx.


    Oh it is beatifull scines. I like it verymuch. Definately I shall have to visit Alibaug fort and see. VHRaut.

  • vallilakhani

    realy very niceif india pakistan come more frandly we come to visit india now visa is very dificult we have to go isalamabad and stay one week expencies about fifty thausand or may be more we pray almigty to both come frindly and provide visaby mail like usa and canada thanks lakhani

  • surendrakumar

    Its so nice to watch the natural beauty with the lovely
    positive eyes. If possible tell us the exact month in which
    this stunning beauty is obsrved so that we also enjoy with
    joy & fun.

    Shri Kulkarni surendrakumar

  • Alok

    Have been born and have lived in Alibag for 16 years. Fantastic place to live and visit!!!
    Absolutely a beautiful tourist destination!!!

  • raj venky

    all is good & fine but people should value its history rather stop pissing & shitting near this places

  • Sourav Khanra

    Wonderful.Very informative.

  • gyanesh

    it is really beautiful like heaven thanks to viewing such scenic

  • Grace N

    this is awesome

  • Siddesh

    Beautifull picturs

  • Hiroo Alimchandani

    Very interesting to know history behind Alibagh.Although we visited twice 1996 and 1999 were totally unaware of history.
    We as family living in London for long,now decide to visit and stay for atleast 2/3 nights to feel the history of Alibagh

  • Shantaram kangane

    Really great place like heaven , i have seen it.



  • Rabi

    simply awesome.I love loneliness.Beaches are mind blowing.

  • mugil

    very nice information….

  • farshad

    Its sssssssssssoooooooooo beautiful…………
    Thanks.iran beautiful

  • Rekha Naik

    Alibag mazeeeee gaon aahe. My birth place. Te sunder aahech
    pan mazya lahanpaniche tyache saundarya manat thasun bharalay
    tyala tod nahi. Alibagla jarur bhet tya tethil saundaryacha
    aswad ghya. It is awesome.

  • Chintan

    This are very interesting images.

    indiaouting is doing great job.

  • Vicky

    Hey ppl no doubt, alibaug beaches and forts are unbeatable..but in alibaug itself there are many places still to be why not explore them..places such as nagaon beach-very clean & beautiful beach and has a long wonderful can check out the pics and more places related to alibaug..such as murud-janjira,kashid,Thal beach,kihim beach..and lots more.


    I love ALIBAG bcoz its my village.

  • Vijay Salve

    beutiful images

  • shivraj

    its just a cool place to hang out….just missing alibaug like anything wanna go again in these rainy season….guys who have’nt been there plz do visit atleast once…just loving it..nice pics…

  • Girish Patil

    Nagaon beach is becoming more popular than any beach in Alibaug because of its close proximity to all the beaches and plenty available accommodations. You can stay at Dolphin House

  • vinayak

    Yes. The heaven is on the earth in ALIBAG.

    I am proud to be a Alibag staying person. If anybody requires any help or guidance in Alibag and nearby it will be my pleasure to assist you.
    I am doing this only for ALIBAG.

    You are always welcome to my dear Alibag.

  • praful thakur

    i like in this image hoy mhnunch mhnto aahe ki mi alibag varun ch aalo aahe i like Alibag “ALIBAG…(Beauty of Maharashtra)

  • prakash Khatiwala

    Commented earlier that MUMBAI ONLY trip is worthwhile for an Indian or a foreigner tourist for the efforts and expenses-but for the petty local politicians who have completely ignored tourism.

  • rutika

    Alibag mazeeeee gaon aahe. Te sunder aahech ani mazey avadate
    thikan aahai.Alibagla jarur bhet daya tethil saundaryacha
    aswad ghya.shavati ahmi alibag kar

  • Sathish Rajendran

    Ha ha I went there two years back and had good fun specially during the horse ride. This time am going again to have fun with my family.

  • kailas bhusara

    wow, this is very nice place to visit. i enjoyed a lot …..i want to visit again to alibag

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