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Sightseeing in Alibag

The sightseeing tour in Alibagh offers you to visit a historic fort, the Kolaba Fort, just off the main seashore. Make sure you go there and come back during the low tide when the waters have receded. If you do get marooned, there is a small village within the fort where you can potter around. Built in 1680 by Shivaji, the fort is now crumbling - all that remains are the ramparts and a moss-encrusted step well. But it's still a great place to clamber around, look out at the sea and take pictures of the shoreline. From the main beach it will take about half an hour to walk to Kolaba fort, but a tonga can get you there quickly for Rs 30-40.

Looking for more places to see in Alibag? Visit the white marbled Shri Vikram Vinayak Temple built by the Birlas. The temple located across the Revdanda Bridge and perched atop a small hillock is visible from a distance with its shining white granite dome dominating the skyline. The temple complex is made up of well manicured gardens and gurgling fountains and provides a serene atmosphere. The prayer halls are unique in the sense they are open to the skies covered by a transparent poly sheet. The arati and the puja is held everyday and can be attended at either 9:00 am and/or 7:15 pm. General entry into the temple premises is open from 6:00 am to 11:30 am and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm each day, all year through.

You can also visit the the Magnetic Observatory here.

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