When you have found the one person you can travel with comfortably, all trips are going to be adventurous and you know it’s going to be a fun day out from your regular routine. Similarly, when my travel buddy, Nikita, suggested we do a day trip to Alibaug from Mumbai, I agreed within seconds and the next thing I knew I was ready at 6 am (after a crazy night of dancing till the wee hours of morning).
After we got back home, we realized what an economical yet memorable Sunday this has been. I had to jot down my expeirnce to share with you all on how you can spend a day in Alibaug epxloring its beautiful beaches for under Rs. 1500 per person!
So, let’s get to it…
🏖Ensure to book a return ticket for your ferry as it gets sold out like hotcakes. M2mferries allows you to take your vehicle at an extra cost and starts from Mazgaon dock and back starting at Rs. 370 pp up to 1200++. PNP & Maldaar ferries start & end at Gateway of Indian for 250 pp return (AC cabin). The last ferry is at 7 pm. Check with the counter for accurate details
🏖PNP & Maldaar also has a free bus service up to the Alibaug bus stand, almost Rs. 100 pp in a shared taxi
🏖Rent a bike from the Alibaug bus stand for the day at Rs. 500 + petrol or take your vehicle if going by M2M ferries
🏖Explore the various beaches of Alibaug (Akshi, Tarabandar, Kashid, Nagaon, Revdanda etc.,) almost all are super clean and calm
🏖Enjoy local foods at the beaches – few beaches are secluded and have nothing around them so plan accordingly. eg: Akshi beach is super clean but nothing around to eat/drink
🏖Explore the local forts – Revdanda, Korlai etc.,
🏖Indugle in watersports
🏖Explore the markets – famous for white onions apparently
🏖Witness a beautiful sunset at the beach/on the way back
🏖Ensure to reach the bus stand/ferry boarding point in time so you don’t miss the last ferry back home