The Twin Beaches of Mandwa and Kihim
Mandwa & Kihim beaches are one of the popular beaches around Mumbai, Maharashtra. Mandwa Kihim beach is situated 12 miles distant from Alibag. It is 136 kilometers away from Mumbai. Distance by sea from Mumbai is 10 nautical miles. If traveling from Mumbai, regular ferry services are available from Mumbai to Rewas. Rewas is the nearest sea-port located about 6 kms away from Kihim. For people looking for quite & relaxing getaway from the city’s hustle tussle, Mandwa and Kihim are the perfect places nearby. These twin beaches are ideal for nature lovers and for people who love to stay close to mother nature. The best is the nearby forests that bloom with wild flowers and if you are lucky you may sight rare birds & butterflies which is uncommon in the city.
Kihim is a small village located to the north of Alibag. Commonly known to people in Mumbai as a weekend getaway, it is accessible via road and water.
Mandwa is a beautiful and an untrodden beach perfect for a weekend getaway from Mumbai or Pune city. You can enjoy a breathtaking view across the bay up to the Gateway of India. Yes, that’s true. The Gateway of India can be seen from Mandwa Kihim beach on a clear day. You can plan an unusual tent holiday nearby at Kihim. Unspoilt and isolated, this beautiful place has a soothing effect on all city dwellers.
Another popular tourist attraction near Mandwa and Kihim beach is Chaul. Chaul is known for its historical structures i.e a church and Buddhist caves, which attracts hundreds of visitors each year.