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Raigarh Fort


Raigarh Fort is not to be mistaken with Raigad, which is a district in Maharashtra.

Battling it out with the Mughals in the 17th Century, Shivaji, the Maratha warrior, and his army built a fort. This fort was strategically built, impermeable from 3 sides owing to cliffs and the terrain and guarded on the fourth. Owing to Shivaji’s strategy, the fort was accessible to allies via a single walkway, which made it perpetually inaccessible to foes. This fort still stands today in what used to be the capital of the Marathas, Raigarh.

Tourist Places In And Around Raigarh Fort

Raigarh is around 174 kilometres south of Mumbai city. The origins of the fort can be traced back to the year 1030 and it is believed to have been built by the Mores. The remains of the fort today are fairly discernable with the queen’s quarters comprising of 6 chambers intact with attached restrooms. Some watchtowers still stand intact along with the execution chamber where prisoners were put to death by hanging. Originally, the fort had close to 1500 stairs leading up to it; although today, tourists may use the ropeway to get to the top, which is over 2700 feet high. A statue of the warrior, Shivaji, still stands tall which leads to a temple and his throne room.

This fort was fed by the Ganga Sagar Lake, still in pristine condition and tourists with a flair for photography can have the time of their lives. Maharashtra is full of ancient forts and remains from the Maratha’s reign, but possibly none better preserved than the Raigarh Fort.

Best Time To Visit Raigarh Fort

Winter is the best time to visit Raigarh Fort.

How To Reach Raigarh Fort

Raigarh is best accessed by road.

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Raigarh Fort Weather

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How to Reach Raigarh Fort

  • By Road
    Raigarh is best travelled to by road. Raigarh connects to Mumbai city via National Highway 7. One can also access Raigarh from popular locations in Maharashtra like Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran and Pune City
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  • By Train
    Although not very convenient, one can access Raigarh fort via konkan railway stations like Lonavala, Chikale, Panvel and Pune.
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    Air travel is not possible and the neighbouring railway stations are quite far away. The closest domestic airports are Mumbai and Pune.
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