About This Place
At a distance of 75 km from Lonavala| 102 km from Mumbai| 143 km from Pune| 170 km from Mahabaleshwar and 272 km from Ganpatipule| Alibaug or Alibag is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is the headquarters of the Raigad district and is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune. Alibaug is one of the top Maharashtra tourist places situated near Mumbai.Alibag is surrounded by sea on three sides| it is very commonly known as the 'Goa' of Maharashtra. The town was founded in the 17th century by Kanhoji Angre who was the naval chief during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj. Earlier| Alibaug was known as Kolaba| attributed to the Kolaba Fort which was built by Shivaji in 1680 CE. Legend has it that a wealthy Muslim named Ali owned many plantations hence the town derived its name Alibag.Alibaug has witnessed many historic battles including the one at Varsoli between Siddis and Kanhoji Angre. .....
Best Time to Visit
In the Monsoon season (early June to early Sept) there is NO BOAT SERVICE from Gateway of India to Alibag or Mandwa or vice versa
Marathi, Hindi, English
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Airport : Mumbai
Railway station : Panvel
Bus stand : Alibaug
Commonly Visited From
By Sea :
The fastest and the cheapest way to reach Alibaug from Mumbai is by ferry to Alibaug. Ferries to Alibaug are available from Gate Way of India and 'Bhaucha Dhakka'. If you are traveling with your two wheeler you need to go to 'Bhaucha Dhakka' to get your ferry. There are three operators who provide the ferry service, Ajantha, Maldar and PNP. They also offer air conditioned ferries which are a boon especially during summers.
By Road :
Pune -- > Lonavala --> Khopoli --> Pen --> Alibaug
By Bus : Maharashtra state bus service has good number of buses to connect Pune with Alibaug.
Mumbai --> Panvel --> Pen --> Alibaug
By Bus : Maharashtra state bus service has good number of buses to connect Mumbai with Alibaug.