Alibaug is a great destination for a long weekend with beaches strewn across the town however Alibaug is not all about just the beaches. Colaba sea fort just a few hundred meters from the Aibaug shore is a major sightseeing option in Alibaug. Kankeshwar and 'Birla mandir' are two major temples of the many temples in Alibaug.
Sightseeing in Alibaug..
Being a beach town the main sightseeing option in Alibaug is obviously the series of beaches however there are many sanguine temples, historic forts and museums and churches which makes a holiday in Alibaug a joyful experience. If you are a non vegetarian fresh sea food prepared in the typical konkani style will be the highlight of a holiday in Alibaug.
Located 18 kms from Alibaug on the Alibaug-Rewas Road, is the Karmakar Museum where sculptors made by Late Mr. Nanasaheb Karmarkar are displayed in his own bunglow.
Birla Temple - Salaav
20 Kms from Alibaug on the Alibaug – Roha route near the Salav village is the beautiful 'Birla Mandir'. Ganesha is the main diety of the temple with ‘Riddhi and Siddhi’ on its either sides. Aarti at Birla temple is at 9.00 am and 7.00 pm everyday.
Colaba Sea Fort
Colaba a sea fort located about a kilometer from the shores of Alibaug is one of the major sightseeing options in Alibaug. The fort can be accessed during low tide through a narrow strip of land which goes underwater during high tide. Fort is open during all through the year and Archaeological Survey of India charges a nominal token entry fee for the visit to the Colaba fort. Within the fort you can see a few cannons placed in the 17 bastions of the fort and the 'Mahadarwaja'.