HOW IT ALL BEGAN
It was said that I was born with a silver spoon, and I thought I was living that life as I had travelled to more than 33 countries by now and have stayed at the bestest of hotels and resorts, until i got invited by Anoopama and Brijesh to Alibag to get a glimpse of what they called Alibag Lifestyle.
I wondered what they were talking, and I decided to try it. As all of you know by now i am bit of a movie buff and compare places and instances or i travel to places having Bollywood Connect.
Alibag had one of my favorite movies connection too – “AGNEEPATH” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty and Danny. The movie was about possession of a lucrative land in Mandwa, Alibag.
This blog ain’t about the movie though throughout this blog there would be some inspiration from the movie too.
Alibag Lifestyle and Agneepath were about to make my thoughts change forever.
CONCEPT OF THE EVENT
The whole event was to bring it to our information that how close we are to a Lifestyle we all dreamt of and wished for.
It was about experiencing the adventure thrill with a Sail Boat Race, then continuing it to a brunch party at The Mansion House, Mandwa, Alibag.
Samir A Nerulkar founder of Samira Habitats, its directors Anoopama and Brijesh along with Parineeta Sethi of Millionaire Asia India organised Regatta 2020 from Gateway of India, Mumbai on 25th Feb 2020 which is a Sail Boat Race wherein many teams participate and the winner takes the trophy (you would be able to read my experience for the same in another blog)
The event continued to go on at Alibag the next day and this was where all the fun was.
DRESS CODE OF THE EVENING – SIMPLY LOOK GOOD AND THE BEST
This was a Pool side event hence, I had decided since the beginning that my look would be inspired by the Great Amitabh Bachchan aka Vijay Dinanath Chauhan.
I chose to be in total white from top to bottom, yes i am gonna be talking like those Biggies – I was in my white Nautica Shirt, with white Armani Jeans along with white Nike Shoes, a Tag Heuer watch and Mont Blanc Shades. Yes I was filled in brands but that’s what the event was all about isn’t it “LIFESTYLE”.
And now the actual journey was to commence, the Speed Boat Ride.
The best ways to reach Alibag is via Sea, Road and Air.
For us Mumbaikars the best route is via Sea. Hop on to a Speedboat and reach Mandwa in just 20 minutes or a Catamaran which would take approximately an hour.
If you are one of those who prefer the road then take the Mumbai-Goa-Ernakulum National Highway that is the NH17. At Wadkhal crossing, which is a little 8 kilometres ahead of Pen town, continue straight and you are now on the road to Alibag. Alibag is about 22 kilometres ahead from this place.
One can even hire a private charter helicopter and land into Alibag.
We took the Speed Boat to Alibag.
We all assembled at Gateway of India Jetty Terminal awaiting for our Speed Boats, I must tell you I simply love speedboats and it is one awesome hell of a joyride. I never did this route, so was looking forward to it.
This was totally those Upscale Hooh Shaah kind of event wherein Bollywood Celebrities, HNI’s, Millionaires, Billionaires and Socialites of India were present.
The actual trip commenced once we were on the Speed Boat.
When the ride started and the route was seen then understood that one needs to just sailing straight 90 degrees for 9 Nautical Miles and they would reach Alibag.
So this was a fun ride taking pictures movie style and even have a little introduction and chatting with the Director of Samira Group.
We reached Mandwa Jetty Terminal exactly in 20 minutes in this thrilling, jumping, bumping, water and sea bird gazing ride.
ALIBAG – a little brief.
Vijay Dinanath Chauhan walks into Mandwa… lol oops.. i got into my Agneepath self… Romeer Krishnendu Sen walks into Mandwa.
Welcome to the glittering coastline of the Arabian Sea, Alibag is a beautiful coastal town located in the Raigad District in Maharashtra that contains a variety of lovely beaches. Since it is located almost 95 km or 9 Nautical Miles away from Mumbai, it is well-known for catamaran rides and the speedboat rides to the Gateway of India, Mumbai and other holiday activities. Alibag is a familiar place known to the people residing in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Goa and is easily accessible.
Alibag is famous for its beautiful and serene beaches which would amaze you with every visit. The beaches are surreal and has almost everything to offer from gorgeous sunsets, to having a romantic walk with your partner, to enjoying watersports you would get whatever your heart desires.
Being neighbours to the Sahyadri Ghats, Alibag not only has some amazing beaches, but also ancient caves, temples and forts that is equally interesting and worth visiting.
THE MANSION HOUSE
We were escorted to one of the many cars awaited for the guests and were taken straight to the Venue – The Mansion House which was a 0 minute ride. It was a heartiest Maharashtrian style welcome at the property and here we entered into a contemporary mansion tucked away in a quaint village of Alibaug in the lap of the Sahyadris, overlooking the serene Sasawane Lake. The Mansion House is a private spot for such bespoke events and moments of celebrations. It even houses 25 rooms for its guests with the most amazing Pool side and Lawn for lovely brunches.
So what was next – Partying, dancing, experiencing the gourmet culinary which was being offered to drinks and time to enjoy the music amongst the ones who Define Style Statements.
The Guests included Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty, Priyanka Roy, Abhinav Kashyap, Designer Narendra Verma and others.
Everything was on the house so from local vada pav’s to thai curry to shawarma to pizza’s to cocktail and mocktails we were having the best sunday of our lives learning to lead a different side of Alibag Lifestyle.
INVESTMENT IN ALIBAG
From the Hustle and Bustle of Mumbai city, which was still known as the city of dreams, i just find it now a city of population and pollution.
What Samira Group made us realise is that Lifestyle is just not expensive clothing and accessories or just not driving your sports car or suv around its living the healthy lifestyle.
They said come to Alibag not to make it as your second home option, but make it your home. Live here in Alibag and travel to work. And those who care about themselves would love this.
So what is this Lifestyle?
Breathe Oxygen, Go for runs on the beach, Go for treks to the Sahyadri Mountains, Do yoga in your backyard.
Don’t stay in Flats even after paying millions, instead stay in a Villa.
Don’t get stuck in Traffic just take the speed boat or the launching RO RO if you want your car to be your partner. When you don’t worry about traffic you spend more time with your family, that doesn’t just make you happy but your whole family happy.
Bored of your own beaches then don’t forget you are few hours drive to Goa.
Don’t just buy pesticides based vegetables and fruits. Grow your own with organic farming.
Live a life you always wished. Don’t wait until retirement, that serene life you can have now while not missing out any of your work commitments.
So many benefits with so little money to spend that i would call A Deal of A Lifetime. What are you waiting for contact Samira Group to help you find yourself a home.
FEW NAMES OF YOUR FUTURE NEIGHBOURS
If you still thinking then I thought why not share the limelight of staying in Alibag, You really would have Neighbours whom you have always been looking upto – Lakshmi Mittal, Praful Patel, Gautam Singhania, Vicky Oberoi, Niranjan Hiranandani, Rasesh Kanakia,Mukesh Ambani, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and the name keeps going on.
So isn’t this what you always wanted? Pick up your phones and Dial to Samira now.
THE RO RO
Cutting down your Mumbai to Alibaug duration from 3 hours to 90 minutes, the Ro Ro Ferry is here.
The Ro Ro Ferry is not just a transport option for passengers, because it will also carry cars and buses. The terminal at Mazgaon is ready and built, and each ferry can hold up to 18 buses, 180 cars and 200 passengers. The Maharashtra Maritime Board believes that the Ro Ro Ferry will not only become an easier, pocket-friendly and convenient option to travel to Alibaug, but it will also emerge as an eco-friendly option. And the best part? It will continue to operate even during the monsoon season!
The actual prices aren’t out yet, but the rates for each passenger will start at ₹200, per car will be ₹300 and per bus will be ₹700! That may be small price to pay for the fuel and time saved. The views you would enjoy is a bonus!
THINGS TO DO AND BEACHES TO VISIT IN ALIBAG
Murud Janjira Fort
Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple
CONTACT SAMIRA GROUP FOR ALL YOUR PROPERTY RELATED NEEDS IN ALIBAG
GB Shirkant Chambers, Next to R.K. Studio, Chembur-400071