Alibaug - Colaba fort

Alibaug Travel Guide

Allbaug, commonly known as Allbag, is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the state of Maharashtra in the district of Ralgad in Konkan region. Developed in the 17th century by Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre who was the naval chief of King Shivaji, it is known for various attractions in Allbaug. Located only 100 km from Mumbai, it is considered as the Mumbai Gateway. Every year, a considerable amount of tourists from all parts of the country, especially from Mumbai and its surrounding area come to explore the beach town. However, you will also find it crowded in the weekends when the arrival of Mumbaians makes it very busy.

These are the people who want to relax at a place that should be free from the city hustle and bustle. In fact, throughout the year, it is full of tourists. But November to February is considered as the right time to explore the coastal town. November to February is the coolest time of the year to come here and explore it. In the march, the weather starts rising; while in the June Monsoon makes its some wet place where you will hardly enjoy the sea shore.

As far as the tourist attractions in Allbaug are concerned, it is basically known for coastal beauty and as a beach destination. But you will also find a number of churches, forts, synagogues and temples here to explore. Among all the major attractions, Kolaba fort is the main attraction that is surrounded by ocean where you can walk low tide or enjoy horse riding. Even, the place is also perfect for boating and other water sports. In addition to this, the Kanakeshwar temple, very close to Allbaug on a hill is also a holy place to explore. Here, all those tourists who climb the total 700 steps are also rewarded with the sight of colorful conclaves of smaller temples and miniature god statutes.

The main beach of Allbaug namd Akshi, Nagaon, Kihim, etc, are worthwhile to visit. These are the perfect beach for those who have a passion to enjoy water sports in their real form. In fact it is not a major town and you can explore it in a day. But the beauty of the place is really worthwhile that keeps travellers mesmerised for a long time and persuade them to come here again and again. Today, most of the tourists also prefer to accommodate here.

For them, there are a number of accommodation options here in the form of Allbaug resorts, Allbaug hotels, Allbaug lodge, etc. in addition to this; you will also find restaurants and clubs to enjoy the coastal city in full swing. You can reach here from Gateway of India from Mumbai via sea. However, it is also well connected via road to different major cities of the state of Maharashtra and country. The nearest airport to this place is in Mumbai.


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