Friday, 20 January 2017

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
Email id:

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)