Alibag or Alibaug is a coastal town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It's a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District situated at 18°38′29″N, 72°52′20″E, around 100 km south of Mumbai which is a popular weekend getaway for the citizens of Mumbai.
Alibag was named after Ali Shah Bawa who was known to be a rich man of this region and after whom quite a few gardens are named.
Birla Ganesh Temple, Vakratunda Temple, Sitaladevi Temple, Datta Temple, Someshwar Temple, Hanuman Temple, Rameshwar Temple,
Jai Bhavani Temple, Kankeshwar Temple. Beaches- Alibag Beach, Mandwa & Kihim Beach, Akshi Beach, Versoli Beach, Nagaon Beach. Forts- Khanderi Fort, Kulaba Fort, Sagargad Fort, Underi Fort, Revdanda Fort, Hirakot Fort. Karmarkar Museum, Kankeshwar Forest, Magnetic Observatory, Kanhoji Angre Samadhi, etc.
Alibag is a popular weekend getaway for the citizens of Mumbai. The headquarters of the Raigad district, Alibag is an idyllic town on the western coast of Maharashtra and is a wonderful place to take a relaxed vacation, with nothing on your mind. With its candid tranquility, simple rustic beauty, palm swaying, enchanting, enthralling beaches, miles of seductive sand and hours of shushing waves, would definitely be music to your ears. While the hill range of the Western Ghats adds a unique character of greenery to the blue of the ocean, the beaches, temples, forts and the slow pace of village life of this Konkan beachside resort, is sure to mesmerize you completely. As you enjoy the cool, breezy sea cruise, you will realize how easy it is to forget the noisy, polluted, and fast life of Mumbai and gradually sink into the paradise you have been longing for years.
Being a tourist center, Alibag is known for its industries and many hotels, resorts and lodges in the town. Many industrial units are set up in and around Alibag. The place is renowned for its clean waters, sand like beaches and fresh air. Alibag is an astonishingly beautiful place and nature appears to be at its best.
The various orchards and chikoo trees have made the place an unpolluted spot. It is particularly fantastic during the rainy season. With rain washed trees and the smell of the wet earth, makes one yearn to stay here forever.