Alibaug Beach is the main beach of the town. The beach has the blackest sand of the region. The beach is very lively with bathers in the morning and many food stalls in the evening. Alibag Beach is tardily but certainly growing into a tourist attractor. Ali Shah Bawa’s mazhar is right in the center of the town and the beach is also named after him. The government have built a good platform for the tourist to enjoy the sea and to take bath with safety. The Alibag Beach is the main beach of the town and the Kolaba fort can be seen from here.
The Kihim Beach is situated at a distance of 12 km from Alibaug. It is a secluded place. The beach is famous for thick cover of coconut trees. The place is famous for variety of woods which serves as a cover. Nature lovers will be thrilled to visit the place for it provides sight of rare butterflies, birds and flowers. The most attractive part of the Kihim beach is that the place is not entirely discovered and unpolluted. The environment is very attractive. Kihim Beach is the best place for day trippers and weekenders as well.
The Kolaba Fort was constructed by Shivaji Maharaj. It is located 2 km inside the sea. Visitors can visit the fort only during low tide. The fort consists of sweet water well in the middle. There are many temples and fortifications along guns which face the sea. The fort is 300 years old. Carvings of tigers, peacocks, and elephants on the entrance arch can be seen. Near the gate there are shrines of Mahishasura and Padmavathi and other gods along with fort deity. A Ganesha temple was built in front of the sweet water tank in 1759.
The Akshi Beach is a beautiful white sand beach. Plenty of suru trees can be seen along the coast. The water is very clean and it renders safety for swimming. The beach is also a favorite among the birdwatchers and nature lovers. The hamlet of Akshi is just 5 km away from Alibaug. The village is full of fishermen and it is not crowded at all. The beach at Akshi is a favourite tourist spot. One could slug around the clear beaches and step inside the warm and unruffled Arabian Sea. Just a perfect getaway for a weekend.
The Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple is 13 km from Alibaug. This is a very famous Shiva temple. The temple is on a 900 feet high hill. To get to the temple one has to climb a flight of 5000 well paved stairs. One forgets the tiredness as soon as one enters the temple premises. This temple premises comprises of various small temples. The Shiva temple is the main temple. The height of the Lord is 54 ft. Behind the temple is the Pushkarna Kund. No one is allowed to access the Kund because of some mishaps in the past.
Located about 18 km from Alibag on Aliba Rewas Road is the Karmarkar Museum. The art works of the famous sculptor Late Mr. Nanasaheb Karmarkar are displayed in his own bungalow. Karmarkar s sculptures are a pleasure to see.
There are approximately 200 of them in this museum with Hira Kolin and Shankhdhwani being the most noted ones.
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