BIKERS CLUB JAN 2019 ISSUE - Page 28

ALIBAUG KNOW THE DESTINATION ALIBAUG MAHARASHTRA | INDIA Weather: 31°C Ideal duration: 1-2 days Best time: Nov-Mar Nearest Airport: Mumbai State Rank: 19 out of 50 places to visit in Maharashtra ALIBAUG TOURISM A little coastal town tucked away in the Konkan region on Maharashtra, Alibaug is a very popular weekend getaway holiday destination and has earned itself the name of "mini-Goa", owing to the high tourist footfall all year round. Steeped in colonial history, Alibaug is a quaint little town located about 110 kms from Mumbai, and about 150 kms from Pune, and is replete with sandy beaches, clean unpolluted air and plenty op forts and temples, ensuring that despite being a small town, you never run out of activities to do. Alibaug has numerous beaches, and all the beaches are only a few minutes drive away from each other, so you won't have to worry about which beach to visit and which one to leave out. The most visited in the beach in Alibaug is, of course, Alibaug beach, which offers a spectacular of view of not only the sunrise and sunset but of the Colaba fort as well, which you can take a short boat ride to. The Colaba fort was once the cornerstone of the Maratha Empire, and most of the fort is still in good shape. Other popular beaches in the area include Kihim Beach, and Nagaon Beach, with Kihim beach being a photographer's paradise. Alibaug is home to Mandwa Beach, a beach famously known for the innumerable number of movie shootings that take place here. The beach offers a stunning view of the Gateway of India from its bay, and you can sit and sip on a cool drink on the sand under the orchard of coconut trees lining the beach, and while away o lazy afternoon or two.