Alibaug: Is it worth it?

Mumbai beaches are one of the tourist attractions. These beaches may not be among the best, but once in Mumbai, you should not miss it. Alibaug is one such beach.

If you want to enjoy a boat ride along with beach fun, Alibaug from Gateway Of India is the perfect place for you. Keep on reading…

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What is Alibaug?

Alibaug is a beach near Mumbai. The seashore city is named Alibaug and the beach in the city is Alibaug beach.

It has many water sports, horse rides, camel rides, beach bike rides etc.

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How to reach Alibaug beach?

There are two ways to reach Alibaug, get a ferry/boat from Gateway of India (it’s around 1hr ride) or by road (its a 3-4 hrs ride).

To reach Gateway Of India, get Mumbai local train ticket Online or from the counter. Once you reach CST or Churchgate, you will find a mini AC bus from just outside CST, Churchgate station towards Gateway. The ticket is Rs.6 only!

From Gateway of India, boat service will cost you around Rs.200-250 per person. You can buy the ticket from the Tourist center opposite the Gateway Of India.

The ferry will drop you at Mandava, and from there you take a bus to Alibaug (included in the boat fare). The beach is further ahead, you can get an auto for Rs.30/- to the beach from Mandava.

Best time to visit Alibaug

You can visit Alibaut beach any time of the year but I feel the best season to visit Alibaug is Nov to January. The weather is pretty pleasant during this time.

In other months it will be too hot and humid or too much rain will spoil your trip.

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How many days are good for Alibaug?

Alibaug beach and its activities can be easily covered in one day. You can start early and come back by evening.

Conclusion:

Alibaug is one of the better beached around Mumbai. The boat ride adds to its excitement.