In the Alibagh district of Maharashtra, 120 kms from Mumbai, lie some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on the Western coast of India.
Kihim is a beach near Mandawa, a tiny hamlet best known for its mango orchards and coconut palms. The picturesque Kihim beach is not just a beach-lovers delight with its clean sands and seclusion, it is a treat for any avid nature lover with rare flowers, uncommon species of butterflies, and a variety of birds. Long walks in the groves, trekking around the fort and spectacular sunsets make this beach truly beautiful.
This historic fort was once an important Maratha stronghold.
This small town close to Kihim has a unique assortment of religious and historical sites which include Portuguese ruins, Buddhist caves, a Hamam Khana (Mughal bathrooms), a church, a synagogue and a temple - all of which are quaint, untouched and unspoilt.