Many developmental work as well as the restoration of the old temples like Maruti Mandir, Balaji Mandir, Ram Mandir, Kashi Vishweshwar Mandir, Ganapati Mandir, Kalambika Mandir, Vitthal Rakhumai Mandir, Datta Mandir, Vishnu Mandir etc. are being done in Angre’s era. Besides there are two mosques in the city, one is 200 years old and other one is 100 years old. Israeli population is also living hugely in Alibag since many years. Their famous ancient synagogue is still present which is a glory of the city. In Alibag, there are two castles, famous “Kulaba” built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and “Hirokot” by Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre. Ali built many wells to provide water for the gardening out of which 11-12 wells are still existing today. The major attractions of Alibaug city are Kulaba Fort and Hirakot forts, Angre Wada, Chhatribag and Magnetic observatory.
Kulaba Fort was built in 1662 by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Then Daryasarang and Daulat Khan took over and then headed by Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre. He made Kulaba Fort a major center of his movement. Then in the year of 1720, famous Hirakot fort and lakes are built by Kanhoji Angre for the storage of their treasure. Initially this garden was belonged to a lady’s known as “Hira”, where the excavation was done to construct a lake. The stones used to build the fort are too strong. Inside there is a temple of the goddess in the fort. Outside is a Maruti temple and a small Dargah. Now a days, this fort is being used as a prison. In Chhatribag, one can see tombs of men and women of Angre family.
Just a short distance from the main S.T Depot, even though one can see old and huge “Angre Wada” still preserving its grandeur, some part of it is ruined. Once upon a time, there was a Mint owned by Angre whose currency was “Alibaghi Rupaya”. The World’s second and famous Magnetic observatory has been established in 1969 and is a unique example of science. Changes in the earth’s magnetic force are recorded in this observatory. This building is made of special stones while iron is not used at all.
Alibag has natural and historical background, but this land has been gloried by many famous warriors and freedom fighters.