Go here for: Weekend Breaks, Heritage, Hills
Raigad Fort, the capital of the Maratha kingdom, is situated on an irregular wedge-shaped mass of rock, detached from the main body of Sahyadri Mountains by a deep valley and inaccessible from three sides, Raigarh is 210kms south of Mumbai and 27kms north of Mahad.
About 6 hours drive from Mumbai on the left hand turn near Mahad, Raigad is 23 Kms off the junction, and it is a steep drive up the hills. The ropeway offers a majestic view of the area surrounding the fort. A motorable road leads to Chit Darwaja, about 2kms from Pachad, the village at the base, where lies the Samadhi of Jijabai, Shivaji’s mother.
The whole area is a sprawling 100 acres of land and the main attractions are the Hirkani Buruz, the mahadarwaja, Vijay Stambha, Queens palaces, the Samadhi of Shivaji and his faithfu + more about Raigad