Lifestyle of Alibag PeopleThe head quarter of the Raigad district of Maharashtra, Alibag or Alibaug, is a picturesque coastal town loved by tourists all year round. The beautiful long stretched beaches along with large historical forts and holy shrines have given this town a perfect blend of rich culture and traditions. This 300 years old town is a proof of the radiance of Maratha rule viewed through various historical architectures. The town has seen very less commercialization and is also not very heavily populated.
With modernization the local people have changed their lifestyle from basic living to a lifestyle of pomp and grandeur. The mental lifestyle of the people have also enriched along with their physical lifestyle. People here have become more health conscious which has led to formation of many gymnasiums and fitness centres for both male and female.
Health Square, Bodycare Gym, Sakharkars Gym and Sarvajanik Vyamshala are some of the reputed fitness centres often visited by locals. This coastal town has many modern hair styling parlours and salons along with spa centres, for locals to get pampered via various treatment programs. Passion Family Beauty Parlour, Roopam Beauty Parlour, Zeenat Beauty Parlour, Global Gents Parlour, Modern Gents Parlour etc. are some of the most popular styling centres of Alibag.
Alibag’s rapid economic growth has attracted housing development schemes by the state government and many gated communities and plush bungalows have been built in this region. This in turn has led to urbanisation of the life of Alibag people. This small town has developed at such an exponential rate that, many city bred people have actually relocated in the middle of their career to this serene location. They have even renamed themselves as “Bunglawallahs” staying in huge bungalows surrounded by green garden. With Alibag acquiring all the amenities and infrastructure of city life, meeting daily life needs are no more a problem. Many good convent schools and small shopping malls have come up in this region. In fact Alibag has lured many of the Mumbai’s richest, who enjoy their life amidst this amazing nature much away from the city fast life.
Parallel to this modern lifestyle, Alibag also has kept alive the historic legacy through various yearly Fairs and Yatras. Pola and Nag Panchami are two of the ancient festivals celebrated over here along with the entire Maharashtra. On a visit to these festivals can give tourists a flavour of the traditional lifestyle of Alibag and its surrounding town.