“Alibaug picnic means exploring serene and quiet location very near Mumbai. Famous for its one-day and overnight picnic spots and multiple attractions like beaches, temples, greenery, nature, and more…”
Alibaugs Famous Beaches For One Day Picnic
Being near Mumbai, This place was initially known and visited for its unexplored, clean beaches and old temples. Gradually, cottages and private bungalows came with the demand for overnight picnic groups, and now they are one of the most selective and preferred locations for Bollywood stars private bungalows too. Some of the known beaches to explore here are:
- Alibag beach (Main & Famous beach)
- Varsoli beach (4 Km, 13 Minutes)
- THAL beach (7 Km, 19 Minutes)
- Akshi beach (8 Km, 20 Minutes)
- Kihim (Navgaon) beach (12 Km, 30 Minutes)
- Nagaon beach (10 km, 25 Minutes)
- Mandawa beach (21 Km, 40 Minutes) (Basically Jetty for daily tourist coming from “Gateway Of India”)
- Korlai beach (23 Km, 45 Minutes)
- Kashid beach (32 Km, 1 Hour)
Nearest Picnic Attractions
Apart from beaches, Alibaug is also known for two of the main old temples, Birla and Kankeshwar temples. With enough accommodation options like cheap cottages, private bungalows on rent, Hotels and resorts, etc. for both one day or as prefered to stay overnight picnic, Many other places of interest can be explored in just a day or overnight stay. Some of the frequently visited places to see are:
- Alibag Fort in vicinity.
- Alibaug-Awas (About 16 kilometre)
- Alibaug-Saswane (About 18 kilometre)
- Nahaon (About 7 kilometres)
- Alibaug-Chaul Revdanda (About 15 kilometre)
- Alibaug-Rewas (About 24 kilometres)
- Kankeshwar temple
This place is very famous in Mumbai for a Dialogue people used to say long before “Alibaug Se Aya hai Kya” or “Alibaug ka Samjha hai Kya,” meaning (You think I am a fool and came from that village.
Some decades before, when people in Mumbai found someone unknown about some facts about Mumbai Or tried to fool around and get caught, they used to say these lines in friendly slang. The dialogue referred to Alibaug village, which was a kind of isolated place from Mumbai, and basically nothing developed there. Now an important Jetty and a beautiful picnic spot with lots of beaches.
Alibaug was also famous for Bollywood movie shoots and, lately, for private bungalows owned by actors who spend their weekends there. One can also explore Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse if already planning a picnic at Alibaug near Mumbai.
Reaching From Mumbai Distance and Time taken
Road distance between Alibaug and Mumbai is about 97.7 Km (Via National Highway 17) and 127 km (Via Mumbai-Pune Motorway). The approximate time taken to reach it is 2 hours and 15 minutes. For more details on the driving road map, see the Alibaug Mumbai Distance page.
How to Reach from Mumbai
By Road : See the above distance details if planning a road route to Alibaug for your picnic.
By Railway : Nearest station to Alibaug is PEN near khopoli in central railway route of Mumbai.
By Ferry Boat : From Gateway of India (South Mumbai) regular ferry boats goes to Mandwa jetty (beach) for regular tourist. This ferry ride takes about 50 minutes to reach Mandwa. From Mandwa, you can take regular bus service to Alibaug (45 minutes). Alternately, you can take private auto rickshaws too.
By Air : The nearest airport for Alibaug is Mumbai Airport. You can contact tours and travel services, or, as mentioned, take any of the above options.
Best time to Visit
For a place like Alibaug So close to Mumbai and blessed with nature, beaches, etc., Any season is good for fun, leisure, and staying. Still, to beat the heat, one prefers summer vacations and winters to chill more. Rainy seasons (Monsoons) are perfect for nature lovers tourist destinations to enjoy the best of greenery in a village environment far away from city pollution and fast-moving life.
There are a wide range of options to stay for your overnight picnic or a day on the weekend. Private bungalows are the preferred option for affordable accommodation for picnic groups that have more than five members. If you are looking for low-cost hotels, resorts, etc., They are also available.
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