Agro Tourism resort at Nagaon near Alibaug
Most Mumbaites excel in finding find trivial excuses to get out of town on the weekend. If you are one of them – look no further, I have found a perfect excuse for you. It is called Karpe Wadi - Agro Tourism and it is near Alibag (Just 9 Kms from Alibaug)
It is a little resort
(Specifically, a bed & breakfast approved by MTDC) located at
Nagaon beach near Alibag. What makes this place special is that it has
it all – Coconut groves, access to an almost private beach
and a well maintained farm.
The host is extremely hospitable and can
teach a thing or two about agro tourism and bio friendly practices (If
you are interested – I have always managed to steer the topic
from all those complicated sounding topics).
To start with, the garden at Karpe resort is very soothing. The rooms are eco –friendly (the host keeps reminding – the furnishings and even wall paintings have been done in a manner that minimizes hazard to the environment).
The tall coconut palms provide excellent cover of shade to the room and keep it cool. The hammocks in front of the room are inviting to just laze around. The beach is just 200 meters away. This is the more serene and secluded part of the beach.The host serves bio –friendly vegetarian breakfast and lunch. Now, bio friendly lunch is not something, one should get worried about. It just means that vegetables used have been grown in farm without use of any pesticide. Tariff per person is very reasonable.
Honestly, It is one of the few places close to Mumbai, where one can enjoy the sunset in peace with one’s family. I get pretty upset with the rowdy behaviour often seen in Alibaug beaches and hence this is refreshing.I praise the resort an inch more, readers might feel it is a sales pitch and so let me leave it to the readers to experience the place.
To reach Nagoan, take your car – It is nearly 120 km south of Mumbai. Drive to Panvel and then follow the Goa highway (NH17). You will reach the town of Pen and then a road junction called Vadkhal Naka. Goa road turns to left, but you will have to take the state highway leading to Alibaug. As you come closer to Alibaug, you will find a small board showing the way to Murud. Take this Alibaug - Murud highway till you reach Akshi beach identified by a statue of Chatrapati Shivaji.. Turn to your right and the road will wind its way to Nagoan beach.
As you reach Nagoan beach, you will see a ground twice that of any International football ground.
To reach Karpe Wadi resort, you have to drive thru the ground. If my instructions are not clear then call your host.– he will direct you. Better still, you can get the directions from Panvel here - Map from Mumbai ti Alibaug.
You can get more information from the website directly.
Have a great weekend that is much more enjoyable than that you would have had you stayed at any of the Alibaug hotels
Contribution by Saurav, MumbaiRelated
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