Alibaug is a coastal area in the Konkan Region of Maharshtra. The area falls in Raigad district and has man historical monuments within its boundaries thereby making it a headquarters for the Raigad District. There have been many historical events took place in the region that are remembered even today. This sparkling town in Raigad district was developed by a naval chief Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre from the Maratha Dynasty under the direct administration of Shivaji Maharaj.
During the 17th century there have been many naval battles fought along the Alibaug coastline. One of the remarkable battle was the attack on the Kolaba Fort by the English and Portugal troops jointly. The result of this war was very special for the Alibaug residents at that time, as it has marked its happening in the Maharashtra history outstandingly. The troops of Shivaji Maharaj survived and won this battle even after attack from two major troops that have almost half of India under its control by that time.
Alibaug is a major tourist center in India and is visited regularly by local as well as national tourists throughout the year after Goa beach. There are many marine entertainment industry setup in the region to provide better service to the tourists. Boating and sun bathe are the common scenario here. There is a Kolaba Fort at a distance of two kilometers from the seashore in the waters and is open to the tourists during low tide. This fort in the waters is said to be the last fort built by Shivaji Maharaj during his regime.
How To Reach
Chatrapati Shivaji International�Airport, Mumbai�(BOM) 73 km.
Nearest�railhead�is Vir Dasgaon 47 kms.
State transport offer bus regular and frequent services from Mumbai and Pune to Raigad. Kolhapur (250 km), Pune (150 km), Mumbai (140 km) and Mahabaleshwar (75 km). Public bus charge is less than Rs 2 per km.
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