About Alibag

The name Alibag means ‘The garden of Ali’

The town and its surrounding villages are the historic hinterland of Bene Israeli Jews. There is a synagogue in the "Israel Ali" area of the town. In the 17th century, this beautiful town of Alibag was developed by Shivaji's naval chief Kanhoji Angre.

Alibag is a serene coastal town situated in the Raigad district of the Konkan region. It is located at a distance of around 96 kms from Mumbai making it a perfect weekend gateway. The mesmerizing coastline is dotted with coconut palms & verdant greenery. The enchanting water of the sea, sparkling golden beaches, cool breeze and the tranquil ambience makes it more popular not only in the region but all over the country.

Apart from the tranquil beaches Alibag has a number of forts of historic significance. Being a coastal town it a sea food lovers paradise offering visitors a wide array of freshly caught delicacies.

Tourist Attractions


Karmarkar Museum

Located just 5 minutes away from Kunte Baug Resort is Karmarkar Sculpture Museum. Over 150 intricately crafted sculptures designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Late Nanasaheb Karmarkar are on display in this museum. Some of the sculptures like ‘Shepherd Boy’, ‘Mother & Child’ etc are so lifelike that you will be bewildered by the craftsmanship in them. This private museum is open to all visitors for which a nominal entry fee of Rs.Five is charged.


Mandwa Jetty

One of the most enjoyable ways to reach Alibag is by the Mandwa-Rewas Jetty. Starting from Gateway of India in Mumbai the Ferry reaches Rewas in around one & a half hour. Rewas port is around 19 kms away from Alibag Bus depot. Luxury buses of various travel companies shuttle passengers from Rewas to Alibag in about half an hour.


Kihim Beach

Just 12 kms away from Alibag is the scenic Kihim Beach. On the Alibag Rewas road near the Chondi Kihim junction a by lane leads to the Kihim Beach. Kihim beach is lined with dense vegetation of coconut palms & pine trees. Crystal clear sea, miles and miles of unspoiled landscape make this beach a favoured tourist destination throughout the year.


Kankeshwar Temple

Kanakeshwar - near Alibag is a nice place and famous for cool climate and especially because of old temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is situated on a small hill and the nearby village is ' Mapgaon ' which is almost 12 kms. from Alibag. The hill is almost 1200 feet high and one has to climb 700 - 750 steps to reach the temple. n the mid of the hill one can see 'Nagobacha Tappa' ( a Place of Snakes ) and famous step ' Devachi Payari'.


Murud Janjira

Murud is a village in Raigad district, south to Alibag. The place is full of coconut and betel nut trees and has a beautiful sea shore. Murud is famous for, the impregnable fort of Janjira situated deep in the sea. The historically renowned capital of the Siddhis of Janjira, Murud is more popular today as a picturesque beach resort. The Janjira fort has a colourful history. As one reaches Murud, you can see the stately mansion built by the Siddhi Nawab of Murud-Janjira. In the 15th century the Rajpuri village was inhabited by fisherfolk and the Nizams ruled the entire shoreline.