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Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag January 11th 2010

Amey was in Mumbai with his family after a long gap & everybody was approaching Alibaug, where he was based.His alibaug home.And thingsworked out nicely.Prakash Kaka decided to have a Satyanarayan Pooja on this nice occassion.Its a reguler yearly ritual at his place but this time since Amey was returning, I think he decided to push it few months ahead in December.He was hoping that he will sit for the pooja which ultimately he didnt so Kaka & Kaki only had to sit. Myself & Nam,two of us left Mumbai on a friday.Distance of approx.125 kms was reached in around 3-3.5 hours.Navin,Anuja, Bhushan who are Amey's maternal cousins were already there.All of us shared same age group, between 25-30 except Bhushan who is the juniormost among us. I think he was in his sweet 16.When we ... read more
Murud Janjira Fort
Everybody enjoyed it thoroughly!!
Princess of the Fort!

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag December 27th 2009

For quiet few days, Nam has been talking about being to Alibaug.Agenda - Take their beloved Ashok kaka to Pali Devsthan & enjoy a family holiday.So when we got a office holidays worked out on office front, we executed what we have already planned. Worst plan was only both of us travelling & best plan was to have all..namely Vinayak, Mahesh, our Sasubai, Balakaka & Kaki.We settled for something inbetween.Previous day when Nam called up all of these folks,to check their availability,all confirmed except Balakaka who confirmed conditionally.He was travelling from Satara the previous day & while approaching Mumbai, he got stuck up, only to reach home very late that night.So he has withdraw. So on Christmas Day, December 25th, we left home around 10.30 pm.Thanks to our late arrival at home the previous day from ... read more
Arrival @ Gulmohar
Badam Satti!!
1 By 3 at Kashid Beach

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag December 14th 2009

Wiser from yesterday's experience, I decided to take it slow and chose Ganpatipule, about 130 km from Dapoli, as my next halt. I started early and reached the jetty to catch a ferry to Dhopave. The ferry operates every half an hour from 6.30 am to 10.00 pm. A bridge is under construction nearby, which the Eicher's road atlas already shows on its map. At the Dhopave jetty, if you are heading to Guhagar, the locals will recommend you to take left (esp. if you are riding alone and they need a lift). Even the signboard indicates a left turn to Guhagar. However turn right to take the uphill dirt road to the village of Anjanvel. As you near the monstrous and now defunct Enron project, the road gets unbelievably smooth and wide (or borrowing from ... read more
Bhatgaon bridge
A view from Anjanvel Lighthouse
View from the bridge

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag March 2nd 2009

On the last weekend of February, Afshan and I decided to go to Alibag. Needed a break from the noise, crowd and pollution of Mumbai. Since we were not keen to traveling too far, we were looking at options close to Mumbai itself. After a lot of surfing and contemplation we finally short-listed on Alibag. It was a last minute plan and we decided to travel to Alibag even without reservations there. We knew we'd figure out something once we reached. Also none of the options of the internet looked too promising and we dint want to pay for something we dint like. Alibag is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is situated 35 km south of Mumbai and was developed in the 17th century ... read more
Ivory Resort
Kihim Beach
Mumbai Skyline

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag January 18th 2009

A weekend is all you need to experience this simple beach near Mumbai , Alibaug !! Now commercially established, it is crowded on national holidays and festivals. Specialities : *The Kolaba fort *Fresh catch of fish/prawns/crab *Sunsets Our Itinerary was quite simple - eat- sleep- sunset-fort-eat and sleep. The Kolaba Fort is located 1 km through Alibag beach. Angre Sarkar, a Maratha warrior with Shivaji started the construction of this sea fort in 1680 AD. The fort is known to be 900 feet long, 350 feet wide and has 25-foot-high walls which have 17 bastions (Burj) on all sides. The fort has been standing with pride for over 300 years. The fort can not be accessed during high tide. The huge arc entry tigers, peacocks, elephants carved on it. Beyond just another small door. Beside the ... read more
Alibag fort - rusted canons
Alibag fort during high tide
a sweet couple...

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Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag January 16th 2009

Ahhh finally I get decent website to write my view about this beach ... First trip to Kashid : Kashid beach is approx 130 kms from Mumbai ...Well this was the first time I went out with my friends on bike for a long trip ... you won't believe we made this plan @ 10 PM on Saturday night... We(myself, sid and Jinesh) had just decided that we are going for this plan .. we did not think about the time we are leaving, whether we would get accomodation or any other shit ... We waited for Nikhil @ mini seashore Vashi till 11.30 to join us since we had 2 bikes .... Journey started .. I must tell you the road to Alibaug is pretty fine .. but when it is dark it is wise ... read more
with our bikes
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