The name Alibaug means ‘The garden of Ali’. The town and its surrounding villages are the historic hinterland of Bene Israeli Jews. There is a synagogue in the "Israel Ali" area of the town. Bene Israelite Ali was a rich man in the city and based on Ali's gardens this town was named "Alibaug". Alibaug is a captivating coastal town situated in the Raigad district of the Konkan region in the state of Maharashtra. It is an ideal getaway for the inhabitants of Mumbai. It is also gaining popularity as a center for business meetings.
The mesmerizing coastline of the region is amazing and large number of people own farms and cottages near the coastline. Since, the place is encircled by sea on three sides, it is very commonly known as the ‘Goa’ of Maharashtra. The crystal clear water of the sea, sparkling and golden beaches, cool breeze and the tranquil ambiance makes it more popular not only in the region but all over the country. Alibaug is a striking place and nature seems to be at its best in this town. It is positioned off the southern tip of Mumbai, divided by a narrow strip of the Arabian Sea. In the 17th century, this beautiful town of Alibagh was developed by Shivaji's naval chief Kanhoji Angre. Alibaug travel guide offers you the required knowledge about the town.