Raigad Fort

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Feel The Natural Beauty of Raigad

Raigad Fort is a hill fortress situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra in India. Raigad Killa was built by the Maratha king Chatarrpati Shivaji in 1674 when he was made King of the Maratha Kingdom. Later Raigad fort was concerted as an important place for the Maratha Empire and now the Raigad fort covers the majority of modern-day India.

Raigad Fort rises 820 meters (2,700 ft) above sea level and is situated in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the place. You can easily reach the Raigad fort through an aerial tram. Unfortunately, the Raigad killa was destroyed and looted under the rule of the British Empire.

A number of tourists and visitors visit Raigad fort every year to see the beauty of the fort and experience the History of Raigad. It is famous for its beauty, magnificent forts, and also the statue of Shivaji Maharaj that is placed here.

Statue of Shivaji Maharaj at Raigad fort
Statue of Shivaji Maharaj at Raigad fort

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Best time to visit Raigad Fort

Though, all the months of the year are suitable to visit Raigad because of the cool weather all around the year. Still, if you want you can visit the Raigad Fort in Maharashtra in the months of August to November. The best thing about Raigad is that it receives moderate rainfall, annually.

The transportation facility to reach Raigad is also good. You can simply take the road, bus, or air to visit Raigad Fort. If you are coming through the air then Raidgad is 126 kilometers away from Pune. Raigad Killa always ensures that it entertains all the tourists who come to see the beauty of Raigad fort. So, plan your trip and get mesmerized.

Other Places to Visit Near Raigad Fort

Shriwardhan Beach

Diveagar Beach

Harihareshwar Beach

Kelshi Beach

Murud Janjira Fort

Kashid Beach

Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

One thought on “Raigad Fort

  • February 14, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    One of the finest forts of Maratha empire which is well restored by the Maharashtra government, you should visit once before you die, the scenery is mesmerizing from the fort, please don’t go by ropeway otherwise you will miss the moment of your life. Trekking is for adults and kids, plz don’t smoke or drink before trek which will lead u to the respiratory problem and you will feel faint at some point, trekking is quite difficult as steps are quite big, so avoid the trek if u have a problem with your body.
    Carry your DSLR camera to capture the phenomenal moment. carry a water bottle and throw in the dustbin. Wear only flat shoes ( no sandals or slipper). You should Hire guide which will give u correct info about the fort. Price of guide Rs. 300-500 on the fort so bargain with them.


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