About the place:
A Bene Israelite named Ali used to live there at that time. He was a rich man and owned many plantations of mangoes and coconuts in his gardens. Hence the locals used to call the place "Alichi Bagh"(Marathi for "Gardens of Ali"), or simply "Alibag", and the name stuck. Alibag houses a magnetic observatory which was set up in 1904. It serves as one of the significant observatories forming part of a global network now run by Indian Institute of Geomagnetism. The observatory has two buildings; the first building has magnetometers that record changes occurring in the geomagnetic fields. The second building consists of precision recording instruments, which give data about geomagnetic storms caused by solar storms which is shared with other countries.
The monsoon season lasts from August to October. It is accompanied by heavy showers and the natural beauty of the region is enhanced more during this season. This is the best time to visit Alibaug.
Best time to visit:
October to March, as the weather gets cool and pleasant and you can spend hours on the beach and also see the mesmerising sun set and sun rise