Alibaug was developed under the Naval Chief of the Maratha ruler Shivaji. It is a coastal city and is famous for the white sandy seaside which is often unaffected and cleaner than the Mumbai seaside. Alibaug city has a history dating back to the 17th century. Most of the land area at that time was under the sea. Coconut and betel nut gardens were on the coast. It was earlier known as Colaba, which is credited to the fort of Colaba which was built by Shivaji in 1680. Alibag is the headquarters of Raigad district Raigad district was first named Kulaba. At that time, Israel was named Ali. He was a rich man and had many mango and coconut plantations in his gardens. Therefore, the locals used to call the place Alichi Bagh. Which now came to be known as Alibaug.
Tourists coming from Mumbai are very fond of attractions and panoramic views. From tranquil beaches to sacred shrines, Alibaug is equipped with a plethora of scenic spots, assuring divine glory. At this place Korlai Beach boasts of all the heavenly bliss embellished with an optional tinge of black and white sandals. On the other hand, the Kanakeshwar temple is situated on the hills dedicated to Lord Shiva on the sacred hills. Alibaug has a calm and beautiful sea coast.
Most weekends are chosen as a getaway or a small holiday destination in Maharashtra. It is an ideal place for any seaside lover. Khandel is a Siddheshwar temple surrounded by an ancient temple of Lord Shiva or Mahadev. Surrounded by a splendid landscape and romantic atmosphere, the seaside destination offers numerous watersports, historical sites and cozy resorts that provide an unbelievable experience here.
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