Far from the maddening crowd of Mumbai lies secluded in one small town a beach which is unparalleled in beauty. Untouched, unpolluted and lined with coconut trees, the Kihim beach in Alibaug is a true beach paradise.
The beach is not crushed under the weight of heavy crowds and hence is a nice place to visit if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Experience the cool sea breeze ruffle your hair and take away your worries and tensions as you sip on tender coconut water.
The beach is a picturesque one with coconut trees painting the background of the blue Arabian Sea. You can find fishermen following their daily routine and it is sometimes hard to believe that this place is hardly a 3-hour drive from the bustling metropolis of Mumbai.
There are many water sport activities like boating, water skiing, beach biking, banana rides, parasailing, parachute ride pulled by a vehicle, horse cart rides and many more which you can put on the things-to-do list during your trip to the Alibaug beach. The adventure freak in you won't feel disappointed in Alibaug. Do not attempt to swim at the beach as it is not safe, the sea is a bit rough here and also there are rocks beneath the surface which are not visible during high tide. Coupled with this there is the fact that the terrain beneath the water is not flat.
You could build sandcastles in the pristine white sand of this beach or choose to wet your feet in the true blue waters of the Arabian Sea. The adjacent jungle is a nature lover’s paradise and you will find numerous species of birds, insects, and colorful flowers and butterflies to keep you company as you explore the jungle.
There are many places worth seeing near the Alibaug beach like the forts of Khanderi and Undheri, the Birla Temple, Jerusalem Gate, Kolaba Fort, Angre Samadhi and the Akshi Beach. The best time to visit Kihim Beach is winter as summer is sweltering hot while it is not advisable to visit the beach during monsoons. The nearest bus depot from Kihim Beach in Alibaug, which is well connected with the big cities like Mumbai and Pune. The best way to reach Kihim beach is by taking a ferry from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to the Mandawa Jetty, Kihim is just an 18-minute drive from Mandawa Jetty.
Come to Kihim if you want to spend some quality time with your loved ones or with yourself at a place which is tranquil and beautiful, which is still not polluted by human activities, we are sure that you will crave more.