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Ever since I was a child in Alibaug, I have maintained a journal to express all that is going on in my life. Writing has always given me a sense of satisfaction and a feeling of hope for a better tomorrow. When I completely lose faith, writing is like a fuel that keeps me going. It is the best way I know to recover from bouts of sadness.
Growing up I never imagined myself as a writer. In fact I had a commerce background and believed that I would make a career out of marketing. But as we all know, life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. And I ended up as a copywriter. So, I almost made it!
Now I live in Mumbai, which is three hours away from Alibaug. To be honest, Mumbai is quite a happening city compared to Alibaug. But my childhood memories and friends from those times – the shows of the 90’s that we used to watch, the novels and comics we used to read – all of these things still feel like yesterday. Memories are hard to recreate, and they compel me to visit my old home at least once a year.
My home, Alibaug, is a beach town (also referred to as Mini Goa). However, Alibaug is not exactly like Goa – there you can drink limitless alcohol and behave irresponsibly, but in Alibaug the rules are just as strict as in any other city.
Still, Alibaug has a lot to offer, including its many beautiful beaches. The first thing anyone does when planning a vacation is choose which beach – from over half a dozen – to visit. Each has splendid sunrises and sunsets so you can’t go wrong! No matter which beach you choose, you can always go beach hopping. All of the beaches are only a few minutes’ drive from each other!
Alibaug is a wonderful, scenic and peaceful place filled with surprises. I guarantee that you will love this town as much as I do.TR
Although the town is quite commercialized, Alibaug still has a rustic charm going for it. Alibaug Beach is the main attraction with horseback riding, paragliding and roadside vendors selling tender coconut. It is an ideal weekend trip for Mumbaikars and a great holiday destination for tourists from anywhere around the world!
Fresh and mouthwatering sea food prepared in the typical Konkani style and a visit to the sea-forts of Kolaba or the Murud-Janjira are the highlights for vacationers. Alibaug is also known as the perfect spot for a second home. Many people have one here just to relax in the midst of awe-inspiring scenic beauty away from the chaotic city life. Either way, the climate is always perfect!
Unfortunately for me, there came a time when I had to leave this beautiful place and move to Mumbai to make my career. There were not many opportunities in Alibaug, and so I left when I was 17. Many of my friends did too. Everyone moved to different parts of India, some abroad, but we still meet in Alibaug.
Alibaug is a wonderful, scenic and peaceful place filled with surprises. I guarantee that you will love this town as much as I do. With breathtaking beaches, historic forts, temples and perfect weather, it is impossible not to fall in love!