Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Exotic Alibagh

An unplanned trip that turned out to be a welcome break from the daily routine of life. We decided on Friday that we would go to Alibagh on Saturday . Booked U Tropicana via Travelguru. (Read my TripAdvisor review here).

Day 1:  Left on Saturday morning (left late in the morning after Anagha's school meeting). The road after Mumbai Pune expressway is bad. We had lunch on the way and reached U Tropicana which is at Chondi Naka (about 3 km from proper Alibagh town). The resort  is fabulous. We got a ground floor room which had an external  sit out with direct  access  to the pool. Anagha absolutely loved this, she enjoyed  walking from the  balcony  to the pool. Here are some  pics of  the  resort.

We checked in to the resort, rested for a while and went to Kihim beach which is the nearest beach. Beach is not very clean. My husband being a fish lover, we went hunting for fish and luckily discovered a small local hotel. We got very fresh pomfret and prawns prepared in the local style.  

Day 2: Woke up to the sound of chirping birds. The buffet  breakfast  served by the hotel had a wide variety  of  items  and we thoroughly  enjoyed  it. Here  are some  pictures.

After breakfast in the hotel we left for Alibagh town.  Visited Mandwa beach. Beach is nice. It has a separate play area  with  slides etc which Anagha enjoyed. After that we visited  Nagaon beach which  is  also a  nice beach. However being a Goan, I have seen very beautiful beaches and the beaches in Alibagh don't really compare to the beaches in Goa. We had lunch at a beachside shack(again fish). Here are pictures.

On returning to the resort we rested for a while. We spent the rest of the evening strolling around the resort. Resort is vast and well maintained. It is a pleasure to just wander by the narrow paths in the resort. Bicycles are provided by the resort. I did not attempt the bicycle ride, but Anagha and Prasad enjoyed the bicycle ride.

Day 3: After a lovely breakfast once again we checked out . With wonderful memories of the  trip in our hearts we headed home.

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