MANDWA - KIHIM

Alibaug Mandwa Kihim
About 20 kilometers from Alibaug and easily accessible from Mumbai, Mandwa is a beautiful and clean beach. The beach lovers come here for the pristine, isolated sea side.

Mandwa Village too has a charm of its own with its beautiful groves of coconut palm. On a clear day, one can enjoy a breathtaking view over the sea to the Gateway of India.

Nearby Mandwa is the Kihim Beach, where unusually well-equipped tents are provided by MTDC to the visitors to the shelter. Kihim has woods brimming with wild flowers, rare butterflies and exotic birds. This was one of Dr. Salim Ali’s (The world famous ornithologist) favorite retreats. Kihim’s inspiring scenery and soothing climate make it perennially attractive place.

Kulaba Fort, situated in the sea, just a little away from the Alibaug shore, is the place worth visiting. The fort has freshwater wells in its premises even though it is a seaside fort which is a major highlight of this fort. The fort also houses Siddhi Vinayak Mandir which was built by Raghoji Angre in 1759.

There is a place called Chaul, which is 15 Kilometers from Alibaug where one can see the historic Portuguese Ruins; fascinating Tower of St. Barbara, the Hamam Khana, Buddhist Caves, a church, the Kankeshwar Temple and even a synagogue.

Accommodation
Shaant Beach Resort (Alibaug) # 9819945452 / 9833645452
[Tariff : Rs.1000/- to Rs.3200/- (Accommodation and all Meals)]

HOW TO REACH THERE
Ferry Boats and Catamarans ply frequently between Gateway of India (Mumbai) and Mandwa (Services available between 6 AM to 7 PM except during monsoon)

Nearest Railway Station
Panvel Railway Station

Distance
Mumbai to Alibaug - 100 Kilometers (By Road) Via Sion-Panvel Express Highway
Panvel to Alibaug - 62 Kilometers (By Road)
Mumbai to Mandwa - 10 Nautical Miles (By Sea)

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