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Alibaug has been one of the most tourist-centric points of Mumbai which has captivated most of the surrounding residential area. In fact, Alibaug derived its name in the most interesting manner.
A Bene Israelite named Ali used to live in Alibaug. He owned a number of mango and coconut plantations in his gardens. Hence the locals used to call the place "Alichi Bagh" (Marathi for "Ali's Garden"), or simply "Alibag", and the name stuck.
Living in Alibaug is something most people living in Mumbai covet, but the Alibaug experience is not limited to its beaches. Here are five factors of living in Alibaug that you may not have thought of:
Alibaug is known to have some of the most fun water sport activities including a number of rides. These include a banana boat ride, jet-skiing, paragliding, and scuba diving. This appeals to both the residents and tourists who like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some adventure sports.
Alibaug possesses a spot which consists of a temple of lord Ganesha and an adjoining Dargha which makes it surreal for both the religions to have a great mix. People from faraway places of Mumbai travel to see this visual every year.
There is a very celebrated Shiv temple on a 900 ft. high hill. It is a 5000-foot climb on well-paved stairs, which takes around one hour. The height of the Shiv temple is 54 ft. The front gate has a lion sculpture on each side with a traditional lamp-pillar (deepmaal) in the front. The 4-foot 'pindi' of Lord Shiv is silver-plated. A variety of herbs are found on this hill, making it really helpful and aesthetic for the locales in the area. The divine spot here is proved to be very old but one of the most sacred places of Alibaug.
A large community of oil pressers and sellers had their hold in Alibaug, hence there is only one single synagogue in the entire area. This place has been a spot of worship ever since and governs the main meeting center for the locals. This synagogue is considered the most heritage property of Alibaug.
One of the most dynamic spots in Alibaug is the ‘Chaul’. Chaul is a historic town about 15 km from Alibaug, and it is famous for its Portuguese ruins. More than 365 old temples are present in the Chaul town. Massive troops of people come to this historic town to pay their visits timely.
Overall, Alibaug has turned out to be most well-rounded in the phenomena of aesthetics, history, tourism, and well-nurtured community ethics. Each area has been through its growth and development over decades of the history of Mumbai. The place is strongly captivating all the infrastructure and amenities progress, and make it more tenable to own a downtown house in the interiors of it.