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Raigad, is a historically rich district is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Located at 2,851mts, it is surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri and the Arabian Sea.
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, renowned Maratha ruler, won this place in 1656 and his Maratha kingdom thus shifted base to Raigad. His prized win, the Raigad Fort is one of the main attractions of this place. The fort is built on an irregular mould of rock at a considerable height from the sea level. The Samadhi(tomb) of Shivaji is placed in this fort. Raigad is also known for it's other forts all once under the reign of Shivaji, it is primarily preferred by tourists because it has, as yet managed to preserve the culture of it's ancestors through it's historical sites, art and cuisine.
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.- In case of planning to stay back, make sure you enquire about the availability of hotel rooms beforehand.- In case, you're visiting during monsoons, the fort might be slippery and some parts of it may be closed because of the rains. Enquire before travelling.
Rich history. Amazing architecture.
Not much to explore apart from the Raigad Fort.
Raigad is a great place for history buffs and pilgrims alike. Also an ideal getaway for people living in different parts of Maharashtra and people who love trekking.
Raigad District is well connected by road but can be a hassle to reach. (Read More)
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