Saturday, 21 January 2017

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Fort Raigad

Friday, 20 January 2017

Following is place to see inside Raigad Fort –
1) Raj Bhawan, Raigad Fort
Raj Bhawan at Raigad Fort is prominent place where Shivaji Maharaj took charge of Maratha Kingdom on 6 June 1674, calle Rajyabhishek. In the Hindu calendar it was on the 13th day (trayodashi) of the first fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha in the year 1596.
The Raj Bhawan is very attractive place where you can see huge statue of Shivaji Maharaj in center and can feel how Shivaji Maharaja and his administrative. The Raj Bhawan is very big and can be fitted for many people. One security guard is always presents to protect statue and guide the tourist. Nagarkhana Darwaja was entrance to Raj Bhawan.
2) Jagadishwar Temple, Raigad Fort
It is Lord Shankar Temple. The Temple is quite simple but having its own identity. Outside the temple there is Huge Nandi is about five feet. Whole temple is made of stone with square structure. Their is no light inside the temple. Inside temple you will feel warm in winter and monsoon and cool in summer. This is best place for yoga and meditation.
3) Shavaji Maharaj Samadhi and Waghya
After Jagdishwar Temple, Shivaji Maharaj Samadhi is situated. Beside the Samadhi Waghya’s statue is place in memories of Shivaji’s beloved pet dog Waghya which is facing towards Shivaji Samadhi. The Place was very peaceful and also protected form all tourist. The greatness of Shivaji can feel here.
4) Takmak Tok
Their is place where all prisoners were thrown to death called – Takmak Tok. The Takmak Tok is very dangerous and their is no chance to be live if anyone fall from the Tok. Now it is covered with fence to security of tourist. Here wind is flow from all over the places and difficult to balance. Rain was very worst here that you cannot stand.
5) Ganga Sagar Lake
Ganga Sagar Lake is artificial lake to preserve the water for entire fort. It is very huge and very deep that can store ample number of water. This supply water for fort and nearest village too. The Ganaga Sagar Lake is situated near to fort.
6) Bajar Peth – Market Place
Inside Raigad Fort their is Bajar peth where market is set for fort people. Inside fort a small village is exist. The Bajar Peth was very well structure with all cubic building where easily store grocery for six month.
7) Shivaji Statue
When you enter to Fort you can see a very passionate Shivaji Statue. By see this you can feel a power and energy.
8) Mena Darwaja
Their is secondary entrance called Mena Darwaja dedicated to Royal Ladies and direct goes to Queens Palace.
9) Hirakani Buruj
Hirakani Buruj is wall very prominent cliff. This wall is named to woman name Hirakani. She stay nearby village at the foothills of Raigad was come to sell milk to the people living in the fort. She was inside the fort when the gates were locked by sunset. The love for her infant son back at her village gave her the courage to climb down the cliff in the dark. She repeated the feat in front of King Shivaji, and was rewarded for it. In appreciation of her courage, Shivaji arranged for a wall built at this location. Ref : Wikipedia.
Although we missed Mena Darwaja and Palace due to heavy rain at Top. It was huge fog at top which delighted us. The climate was wonderful and amazing. We climb 1500 staircases to reach fort is about 2 hours 30 mins walk. Many places are slippery because of algae because of waterfall.
Accommodation At Raigad Fort
MTDC cottage are situated inside the fort. If you want to feel Shivaji Kingship and want see Raigad Fort in night than you can opt for MTDC cottage, book the accommodation by clicking here

Raigad Fort: Ropeway, Resort, Trekking & Traveling Guide

Raigad fort trek and Raigad ropeway are the two important things trekker and travellers look out at Raigad fort. The distance between Raigad fort and Pune is 130 Kms towards South West and the distance between Raigad fort and Mumbai is  170 Km South. Raigad is one of the most famous fort treks in Maharashtra.
Raigad fort is a hill fort situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. This fort was built by the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji and it was also his capital in 1674 when he was crowned King of a the Maratha Kingdom. The height of the Raigad for is around 2700 feet or 820 metres above sea level. It is located in the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra.

Raigad fort travelling guide:

Just search on Google map for “Raigad fort” and it will give you a driving direction from Pune or Mumbai. Once you reach there, you can either go up and return by the Ropeway or you can go to the fort by the ropeway and return by the stairs. If you think, you are fit enough then you can also, take the stairs while going up and down.
There is also a parking facility at the base of the fort. Locals have converted their open fields into the parking places.

Raigad fort Ropeway:

The Raigad Ropeway traverses a total aerial distance of 760 metres climbing 420 metres vertically. Riagadropeway takes 4 minutes to reach to the top.
Raigad Ropeway comes with a package, The Ropeway package consists of
  • ‘To & Fro journey by the Ropeway’
  • A Visit to the Museum at the top where you can see artifacts, weapons & photographs of the historic times
  • A Film Show named “Shiv Teerth Raigad” and,
  • A guided tour

Raigad Ropeway ticket price:

Raigad fort ropeway Ticket Price:
Two-Way Ticket
AdultsRs. 200/- each.
Children (height between 3 to 4 feet only)Rs. 130/- each.
Senior Citizen (60 years completed. Age proof with photo needed)Rs. 130/- each.
One-Way Ticket
Adults/Senior Citizens/Children)Rs. 120/- each.
Special Concessional Rate for school trip per student (One-Way)
Upto Standard VIIRs. 75/- each.
Standard VIII to XIIRs. 110/-each.
Above XIIth Standard & Group DiscountRs. 120/- each.
Ashram Shala ( Students & Teachers )Rs. 50/- each.
Special Concessional Rate for school trip per student (Two-Way)
Upto Standard VIIRs. 100/- each.
Standard VIII to XIIRs. 150/- each.
Above XIIth Standard & Group Discount
 For Group of 25 to 50Rs. 190/- each.
 For Group of 51 to 75Rs. 185/- each.
 For Group above 75Rs. 180/- each.
Accompanying Teachers & School StaffRs. 170/- each.
Ashram Shala ( Students & Teachers )Rs. 85/- each.

Raigad Fort resort booking and Lodging information:

You can also spend a night at the Raigad fort resort. Raigad fort resort is equipped with AC, Non-Ac and Dormitories facilities with check in and check out time at 12 noon.
please check the website for online booking

Raigad resort Booking information:

You can also book the resort in advance by calling up a phone number. Online Booking facility is there at the moment. 
Here are the Raigad resort booking phone numbers:
Pune office:  GGTPL,    
  • 3, Arun Park, Opp. Aditya Birla Hospital, Chinchwad Pune- 411033, Maharashtra, INDIA
Telephone number: 9422787776
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Raigad fort Trekking Guide:

Raigad fort trek is also a nice experience for trekking to the top of the Raigad fort. A series of around 1750 steps will take you to the fort top. You can also go for the night trekking.
Do not worry about the breakfast lunch or water. There are a plenty of shops at the base of the fort and as well as at the top of the fort.
Time to Trek: 60-90 minutes
Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium
Best time to visit: After monsoon to Winter

Raigad fort camping information:

There is a lot of open space at the fort where you can pitch your own tent. Alternatively, you can also stay in the Raigad resort at the top. Booking and lodging information have been given above.

Places to see on the Raigad fort:

  • Mena Darwaja
  • Palakhi Darwaja
  • Shirkai Devi Temple
  • Hanuman Taake (Tank)
  • Brahmanwada
  • Jagdishwar temple
  • Shivaji’s tomb
  • Takmak tok point
  • Maha Darwaja (Main entrance to the Raigad fort)

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Raigad, Maharashtra, India

Distance / Traveling Time

From Mumbai: 109 kilometers / 2 h ,7 m

From Pune: 125 kilometers / 2 h ,15 m


Summer 23 to 37°C
Winter 13 to 30°C

Best Time To Visit

  • Jan
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Raigad is famed as the erstwhile capital of Chathrapati Sivaji. The rich heritage, rocky terrain and ancient monuments are a few factors that make Raigad a must-visit travel destination. Raigad also serves as a major getaway from Mumbai and
Pune for vacationers looking for various travel themes such as hill stations, rock climbing, forts, palaces, lakes, etc. The natural splendor along with architectural marvel wins the heart of visitors and leaves them awestruck.
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  • Hill Stations
  • Rock Climbing
  • Forts
  • Palaces
  • Lakes

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