July 29, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Kihim is a small village located to the north of Alibag. Commonly known to people in Mumbai as a weekend getaway, it is accessible via Road and Water.

History :

Kihim evolved as a village in the 17th century during the era of Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre, the Koli naval chief of King Shivaji‘s Kingdom. It formed part of the then known as “Ashtagare” (or Eight Villages).

Climate :

Kihim has a typical sub-tropical climate found across the western coast of India with heavy rainfall during Monsoon. Winters are moderate and Summers are hot and humid.

On a clear day Colaba area of Mumbai is visible from Kihim Beach on the north western side.

Transport :

Tourism :

Major attraction in Kihim is its sandy beach. Though Kihim was once known as a “Bird Watchers’ Paradise”, very few exotic species can be still found in the areas having dense cover of trees. Variety of butterflies are also found here.

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