Places To Visit In Raigad

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Here are the top 5 tourist attractions to see in Raigad:

1. Raigad Fort

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42 km
from city center
1 out of 5
places to visit in Raigad

Raigad was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Britishers named it as the Gibraltar of the East as this well fortified structure atop a hill had defied various attackers. It is a monument of great pride for the Marathas and accounts to their glorious past.

2. Diveagar Beach

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42 km
from city center
2 out of 5
places to visit in Raigad

Diveagar Beach is a quaint little beach of the Diveagar village, situated about 6km from Raigad. One end of the lake has a fishing settlement and the other has a sanctuary of migrating seagulls.

3. Jagadishwar Temple

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42 km
from city center
3 out of 5
places to visit in Raigad

The main deity of the temple is Shri Jagadishwara. Shivaji who was an ardent follower of the Hindu religion was known to visit the temple daily. The temple was built in the royal palace and it's dome represents the Moghul architecture of that time.

4. Raj Bhavan

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57 km
from city center
4 out of 5
places to visit in Raigad

Fort Raigad was the capital of the most illustrious Maratha sovereign, nurtured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is a monument of his prophetic vision of Hindavi Swarajya. (br) This is a preamble prior to your electrifying excursion around Fort Raigad. It has been described by European historians as 'The Gibralter of East'. Various landmarks have lent it the credo of 'Shivtirth'. The holy shrine has become vibrant by the valour, courage and patriotism of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. (br) The sheer vertical rock face tearing into the sky above, appears defiant and insurmountable. It has stemmed many a foreign aggression and protected the Hindavi Swarajya during those historic times.

5. Madhe Ghat

54 km
from city center
5 out of 5
places to visit in Raigad

Situated at 62 kms from Pune, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, Madhe Ghat Waterfalls is a beautiful waterfalls located amidst verdant green vegetation, mighty hills and meandering rivers. On some days, you can also spot the Raigad Fort from here.

FAQs on Raigad

How can I commute within Raigad?

State transport buses connect all the cities in the Raigad district. There are regular buses that go towards Raigad Fort. Rickshaws are also available here.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Raigad?

Raigad is one of those tourist destinations that makes for a quick one day getaway. The Raigad fort will take a better part of the day to explore the entire place and understand its historical importance. If you opt to visit it first, you can visit the Jagadishwar Temple post lunch and spend the evening at the Diveagar beach before heading back. In case you decide to stay back, Divegar village has some decent lodges near the beach. Take an early morning stroll at the beach, watching the fishermen come back with the day's catch before heading back.
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