Alibag is the King of Beaches in Maharastra. And this has earned it the name "Mini Goa". In the medievel times, it was the capital of Shivaji's Admiral Kanoji Angre. Alibag is famous for its Kolaba Fort, which is an old military fortification located 1-2 km from the shore. Kolaba Fort also known as Kulaba fort after the Kamaludin Shah baba and is said to be 300 years old.
Underi, a fortified island near the mouth of Mumbai Harbour South, along with the island of Khanderi served as landmarks for the ships entering Mumbai. Kanakeshwar is located on the Konkan Coast close to Alibag and is famous for the old Shiv Temple.
Fairs are the main attraction of Alibag. There are a lot of villages around the city, all of which organise festivals and fairs which are culturally different. One of the largest fairs in area is at Varsoli Village around 1.5 Km away from Alibag main city and it is five days non stop fun, full of adventure and thrill. The well known hotels in Alibag are Trident Nariman Point, Palladium Hotel, Vivanta and the Taj Mahal Palace