Alibag .

January 4, 2021 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Alibag is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District of MaharashtraIndia. It is the headquarters of the Raigad district and is south of the city of Mumbai. Alibag is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region and is situated at a distance of about 96km from Mumbai and 143km from Pune.

History :

Alibag is a coastal town and municipal council in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarters of the Raigad district.

Revdanda, Chaul, Nagaon, Akshi, Varsoli, Thal, Navgaon, Kihim, and Aawas villages were known as “Ashtagare”.

Cyclones :

In November 2019 Cyclone Phyan made landfall in the city Massive damage to property was reported in the districts of RatnagiriRaigadSindhudurgThane and Palghar. In Navi Mumbai the 7th one-day international cricket match between India and Australia was abandoned after Cyclone Phyan brought heavy rain to Mumbai.

Alibag Fort in Alibag

Air :

The nearest airport is in Mumbai which is 140 km away by road. Alibag has no airport.

Railways :

The nearest rail railway station is at Pen. Through Pen, it is connected to Panvel and onwards to Mumbai and the Indian Railways network. Now pen-panvel trains are also started from 4 November 2018 now it is easier to reach alibag easily.

Road ;

One can reach Alibag via Pen (30 km), which is on the Mumbai (78 km) – Goa road. From Mumbai, one can reach Alibag by traveling on the Mumbai-Goa highway (NH-66) till Wadkhal (or Vadkhal) and taking the right fork from Wadkhal to continue on (NH-166A)– the left fork being the road to Goa. It is approximately 108 km from Mumbai. Alibag is 50 km away from Murud. By boat service from Mumbai one can reach Alibag by 1 and half hour’s journey. one can reach alibag also with speedboat with a journey of 10-15 minuts from Gateway of India to mandva.

External links :

  •  Alibag travel guide from Wikivoyage