In between the Sahyadri mountain range at the height of 820 meters from the sea level the Raigad fort is located. This fort is in the Raigad district. This is the one of most important fort in the history of Maratha Empire.
The fort was billed by the Chandrarao More in the year 1030 AD. The Raigad fort was the capital of the Maratha Empire. At this fort in 1674 AD Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was crowned & also it is the place where he died in 1680 AD. Before 500 years ago it was just mountains at that time it having the names “Tanas” & “Rasivata”. On 6th April 1656 Shivaji Maharaja capture this fort. He made some development in the Raigad fort. After the Shivaji the fort was passed in hand of his son Sambhaji. In 1689 AD mughal captured this fort. After 1818 AD British Government ruled over this area.
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- Jijabai Wada at Pachad (Jijabai Palace)
- Khublada Buruj
- Nana Darwaja
- Hatti Talav (Elephant lake)
- Gangasagar lake
- Stambh (Piller)
- Palakhi Darawaja (Palakhi Door)
- Rajbhavan (Palace)
- Rajsabha (KC)
- Trance of Shivaji Maharaja
- Shikai & Jagadishwar Temple
How to reach:
To reach at the fort we have to followed around 1450 steps.
Also Rope Way is available to reach at the fort.
By Air: nearest air port Mumbai (187 from the Fort) & Pune.
By Train: Nearest Railway station is Vir Dasgaon (40km from the fort)
By Road: There are regular buses of state government to reach at Raigad from Mumbai, Pune, Pimpari Chinchawad & Kolhapur.