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Alibaug is a small yet beautiful town situated along the west coast of India. This town is part of the Raigad district and is one of the most popular weekend gateways for people living in Mumbai. Most of the rich and famous people of Mumbai have a bungalow/farmhouse in Alibaug where they come to relax on holidays/weekends.
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Alibaug has a good climate round the year. Summers are hot (March to May) while the winter season (November to February) experiences moderate temperature.ith Rainfall is heavy from June to September and usually the catamaran/speed services are closed during this time. The best time to visit Alibaug is during the winter season (Nov-Feb) when the temperature is moderate and there is hardly any rain.
The nearest airport to Alibaug is Mumbai which is around 110 kilometres away. Mumbai has a big international airport and is well connected to important cities in India and around the world. Pune is another airport which is around 140 kilometres from Alibaug.
Alibaug is directly linked to the rail network. The nearest railhead is at Pen around 30 kilometres away and Panvel around 60 kilometres away. Indian Railways operates the rail network in India.
State Transport buses link Alibaug to Mumbai and the other nearby towns of Maharashtra. Recently private luxury buses have started operating on the Mumbai-Alibaug route.
The best way to reach Aliabug from Mumbai is via the sea route. Speed boats and catamarans are available from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to the Mandwa jetty and from there bus service is available to Alibaug. PNP catamarans, Maladar Catamarans and Ajantha launches are the three major companies operating catamarans/launches on this route. They usually have their own bus service and carry the passengers from the Mandwa Jetty to Alibaug. The complete fare including the catamaran and bus service is around U$2-3 one way and tickets are available at the respective company’s booking office at Gateway of India and Mandwa.
Alibaug is small and can be done on foot if you stick to the city limits. For excursions to the nearby beaches, taxis and auto rickshaws can be hired at reasonable rates.
|Ghanvatkar Bungalow||Near Patil Poultry Farm, Mandwa Road Taluka:- Alibaug||Hostel||-|
Cyber cafes are available and rates for surfing are usually around U$1 per hour. STD/ISD booths for making domestic and international calls can easily be found in all corners of Alibaug
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India Post is the national postal service of India, and on their website you find details about prices to send postcards, letters and parcels, both domestically and internationally. For most postcards to send internationally, it is better to visit the post office before writing on the card as you may need quite a few stamps. Parcels must be taken to a tailor, he will then sew it up in white linen. Make sure he seals it with red wax, otherwise the post office may refuse to send it or try to get you to pay them to do it. Sewing up a parcel should only cost 50rs to 200rs. In general, post offices are open from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm in most bigger towns and cities, though there are regional variations and some might keep longer hours or be open during (part of) the weekend as well. Ask around.
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