will find these two beach fronts 12 miles north of Alibag on the north
coast and easily accessible from Mumbai. Mandwa is a beautiful,
untrodden beach. On a clear day one can enjoy a long, breathtaking view
across the bay, up to the Gateway of India. Mandwa village too, has a
charm of its own -- with its beautiful groves of coconut palms.
You can plan an
unusual tent holiday nearby at Kihim. Unspoilt and isolated, this
beautiful place has a soothing effect on all city dwellers. For the
nature lover, Kihim has a lot to offer: woods brimming with wild flowers
and rare butterflies and birds.
Worth visiting is
the Kolaba Fort, just a furlong away from the shore. 15 kms from Alibag
is Chaul, an historic place with Portuguese ruins, Buddhist Caves, the
Hamam Khana, a church, a temple and even a synagogue.