Lockdown has taught us how important it is to make memories so that we could have something to recall. There is nothing wrong with taking a temporary leave from your daily schedule and spending some quality time with yourself and your dear ones. There are abundant ways to utilize your weekend but it must be meaningful and rewarding. This creates a dilemma for some while choosing the perfect destination but no worries, here we have a great recommendation for you: Alibaug camping is a must-visit destination for everyone. Imagine spending your weekend on a beautiful beach witnessing the sunset with your loved ones, so rejuvenating right? Yes, it is. Here is your guide of Alibaug camping;
About the destination:
Situated at a distance of 96 km from Mumbai and 143 kilometers from Pune Alibaug is a coastal town and is the headquarter of the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Located in the Konkan region of the state, Alibaug is a popular weekend getaway for the people of Mumbai-Pune and attracts tourists from other states as well. Due to the number of beaches it owns, it is often referred to as Mini-Goa. Some of the important beaches are Alibaug beach, Nagaon beach, Rewas beach, Varsoli beach, Revdanda beach, Murud beach, Kashid beach, and so on.
Not just beaches, this coastal town also has a lot to offer history buff, as it houses plenty of ancient forts like Kolaba Fort, Bhandari Fort, Murud Janjira Fort, and Korlai Fort. Alibaug has seen several historical battles and along with its nearby villages, it is considered as hinterlands of Bene Israel Jews. It also has a Synagogue in its ‘Israeli Ali’ area of town. Another important destination at Alibaug is its magnetic observatory that dates back to 1904 and is still in use by the Indian Institute of geomagnetism. The Alibaug is a very happening town with its magnificent monuments, buzzing beaches, and old-world charm, it never fails to amaze its visitors. Camping on the shore of beautiful beaches is a delightful activity and everyone should have it on their check-list. Here is more on it;
Camping in Alibaug :
Camping in Alibaug is carried out at its beaches which are just a few minute’s drive away from one another. The activity generally lasts for one day wherein you can enjoy the sunset alongside the Shore, followed by vibrant night activities like Bonfire, barbeque, soft music, and stargazing. On the same day, you could explore the beach and nearby attractions and perform water sports like swimming or just lay beside the ocean and soak yourself in the tranquil and soothing atmosphere.
The next morning after breakfast you will be returning to your city with good memories or if you got time with you you could even extend your trip to a few more days in Alibaug and explore the town. You will not regret that decision and that is guaranteed. Due to high tourist inflow, Alibaug has many options for staying that suit every budget. There are homestays, hotels, resorts and even the locals also have rooms in their houses that they offer to the tourists. Leaving behind the months of Summer and monsoon you can visit Alibaug throughout the year. However, November to February remains the peak season. Go anytime from October to March.
Other things like costing or facilities that you will be getting during the camping vary with different tour operators.
How to get in there ;
Alibaug is pretty reachable from all modes of transportation. You can get in there by train as the Nearest railhead ‘Pen Railway Station is just 28 km away and has regular trains from Mumbai, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport at a 101 km distance. You can also get there by bus from Mumbai, Kolhapur, Pune, and other major towns of Maharashtra. Ferry from Gateway of India can also be used to reach Alibaug.
Other activities to do in Alibaug :
We have enlisted some other exciting activities that you can do in Alibaug to enjoy your gateway at its best.
- First and foremost, start with paying a visit to its popular beaches like Varsoli Beach, Kashid Beach, Kihim Beach, and many more.
- Another activity worth doing in Alibaug is sightseeing, you should dedicate some time to exploring its historical forts, temples, and shopping spots.
- As I said earlier, the town has it all to keep you engaged. To treat yourself to some adventure try out Kayaking and Trekking in Alibaug.