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If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of work life in Maharashtra, a visit to the coastal town of Alibag will definitely help you relax, unwind and prepare for the week ahead. All you need is a spontaneous weekend plan to get things on the go! There are a number of picturesque and virgin beaches that offer stunning sights and the perfect backdrop for lazy afternoon siestas. A visit to the historic fort just off the coastline of Alibag is definitely worth the trouble. The coastal town is dotted with forests and lush plantations of jackfruits, mangoes, coconuts and other vegetables and fruits. This is the perfect vacation spot with friends, family, and colleagues. If you are looking for a solo adventure, spending time here could rejuvenate your spirit. One can also pay a visit to Kolaba Fort, which was built by Chhatrapati Shivaji. You can always take a horse carriage ride to the fort if you are in the mood for fun and adventure. Alibag and its surrounding locales are the historic hinterlands of Bene Israeli Jews. One can find a synagogue in the ‘Israel Ali’ area of the coastal town. Alibag is also home to a magnetic observatory, which was established in 1904. It is among the significant observatories that form part of a global network now operated by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism. Varsoli beach, which is a popular beach in the coastal town, is home to a large naval base. This is a relatively less-visited site. The quiet beach with sparkling white sand is perfect for an evening stroll or just a pensive walk to contemplate. The best time to visit the coastal town is during the monsoon and winter. The monsoon season stretches from August to October and is accompanied by heavy showers. It is during this season that the region’s natural beauty shines through. If you want experience Alibag in all its glory, this would be the best time to visit. Also, tourists visit the town in winter – from November to February. The cool climate makes it suitable for those looking to escape Mumbai’s tropical climate. No trip to Alibag would be complete without the right accommodation. If you are looking for a budget hotel, the OYO Rooms Sea View is an option you can consider. It is proximate to the beach and well-connected.