Raigad Fort was capital of great Maratha king Chatrapati Shivaji. Its a massive fort on Sahyadri mountain range at a height of 425 meters with great historical importance. It is also known as ‘the Gibralter of the east’. Raigad Fort is situated in Raigad district of Maharashtra at a distance of about 140 km south from Mumbai. Best time to visit Raigad is from October to March when the climate remains dry and cool.
It is believed that the fort was constructed by Chandrarao Mores in 1030. After that it comes under the controll of various dynasties. Finally Shivaji gained control over it in 1656. After getting the controll, Shivaji renovated and expanded it and named it Raigad.
Places of Interest Near Raigad Fort :
Climate and Weather in Raigad :
Summer season : March to May ( max temp : 40°C)
Monsoons Season : June to September (medium to heavy rainfall occurs in rainy season)
Winters Season : November to February ( Minimum temp : 8°C, Maximum temp : 25°C)
How to reach:
Raigad fort is about 140 Km south to Mumbai and about 150 km from Pune by road. Nearest railway station is Vir-Dasgaon, from where one can take taxi to reach the fort..
Map of Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra :
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