BY THE SEA
Rustling palms on the beach, parasailing and water sports in the clean sea, numerous wellness resorts and seafood restaurants—they all make Alibaug a good beachside pick if you don’t want to take the long drive to Goa. Explore the 15th century island fortress Murud Janjira or the Kolaba and the Korlai forts. The Nagaon and Mandwa beaches are popular for water sports. While the coastal town is home to numerous resorts and hotels, there are a number of cool homestays that offer you both privacy and comfort. Check out the Casa Feliz, a Goan-style home which comes with a swimming pool, landscaped garden spaces and even dance floor. It can house up to 20 people so it’s a good place when you’re travelling with a big group of friends or family. The home is pet friendly and they even ensure separate serve ware for vegetarians.