One of the most popular beaches on the Alibaug coastline, Nagaon Beach is famous amongst
tourists for its clean and uncluttered sands and surf. The clean sands and undeterred
coastline as well as proximity to other beaches like Akshi make it a preferred choice of
residence for most.
The beach is also well known for various water sports activities that are conducted here.
A walk through the coconut and betel nut plantations will surely refresh you to no end and
provide that perfect respite from hustle and bustle of everyday life!
This forest is home to various endangered animals. You can witness a large population of
snakes, panthers, deer as well as wild leopards, which are considered to be the owners of
this dense jungle. The utter silence and animals moving in forest area can be quite thrilling
but the journey is absolutely enthralling. You can enjoy watching different birds, animals
and some extinct species in its expanses.
Generally, tourists are not allowed to venture within the forest without permission, as
they require to be permitted by the authorities. However, it is should be remembered that
while travelling within the jungle you are on your own, as there are no jungle safaris or
guides available at your service.
For nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers, this place is perfect for jungle excursions.
Although the forest is intense and dark, which at times gives it a scary look, but the bright
sunrays increase the magnetism of the woods.
Janjira Fort or the Janjira Jal-durg is one of the most impressive structures located in
the Indian state of Maharashtra. You can site this fort in a small town named Murud.
The best thing about this fort is that it is surrounded by water on all sides and
that is why is also referred to as Island Fort. It is one of the premier attractions of
the town. Janjira Fort is one of its kinds in the whole India.
This amazing structure was built by Malik Ambar, who was an Abssinian minister in the court
of the Sultan of Ahmednagar. Janjira Fort was built during the end of the 17th century and
till date withstood the tests of time. It reflects the marvel of ancient engineering. The
fort stands with an impressive height of 40 feet and is bounded by high walls on all sides.
It endures the lashes of the sea waves through ages and still stands strong.
Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple
The temple is located on a hill, which is 900 ft high. In order to reach the temple,
tourists have to climb around 5,000 stairs.
There are other temples dedicated to Sri Balram Krishna, Sri Hanuman and Lord Shiva in its
premises, out of which Shiva temple is considered as the main temple. The statue of Lord
Shiva is 54 ft high. Besides, Pushkarna Kund, circular in shape, is also a prominent
attraction located behind the temple.
How To Reach
The nearest airport is at Mumbai, 140 kms away from Alibag.
The nearest rail railway station is at Pen. Through Pen, it is connected to Panvel and onwards to Mumbai
and the Indian Railways network.
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-17) till
Wadkhal (or Vadkhal) and taking the right fork from Wadkhal – the left fork being the road to