Places to Visit in Raigad Fort

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This is the main attraction and the most important monument in this place. This place is important as this was Fort was home to Shivaji once upon a time. He ascended to the throne here in 1674 AD and he also died here in this very fort in the year 1680 AD. The fort is built upon a huge plateau which extends over 5 square kilometres. The unique design about this Fort is that it is inaccessible from three sides and only accessible through a narrow pathway on one side. This Fort was renovated and is now open to public for tourism. Inside this Fort there are a number of statues which pay tribute to the great Shivaji and his conquests. There are also paintings which are very exquisite and impressive. Situated right in the centre of this Fort is Shivaji’s throne which is still intact till this day. This Fort gives you an idea about the talent and architectural abilities of the Mughals.

 

Another popular tourist attraction, not very far from Raigad Fort, The Kolaba Fort is situated in the sea and is placed at a distance of about 1-2 kilometres from the shore. This place lays 35 Kms south of the city of Mumbai. This fort was formerly used as a military defence Fort. But later this place got renovated and is now open to tourists and visitors to take a tour around the fort and witness the wealth of this place. The Kolaba Fort is also sometimes known as Alibag Fort, so make sure that you don’t get confused with both the names.

This beautiful safe haven for birds is situated on the Mumbai-Pune highway which is just a few minutes from Raigad and spreads over an area of 12.1 kilometres. This sanctuary is home to almost 200 different species of birds. Your kids will love the ambience of this place and there are so many different types of rare species of birds that they can witness find here.

 

This temple, which is about an hour drive from Rajgad Fort is located in Maharashtra and is one of the oldest temples in India. There is a lingam here that is swayambh? and you can see it in an extraordinary titled ‘L’ shape smeared in vermillion. This old temple is situated on the banks of a river which is now known as ‘Charlotte’. This temple is situated at an amazing altitude of 2516 feet above sea level. The surroundings of the temple is beautiful and is very secluded. You can visit this temple to witness the aura of the place and maybe spend a few hours in meditation too in its calm and serene atmosphere.

 

Situated 25 kms north of Mahad, this magnificent temple was built by Shivaji to depict his devotion and belief in Hinduism. He was believed to have visited this temple everyday without fail. Although this temple is Hindu in nature, the architecture behind this temple is of Mughal architecture. Jagadishwar is the main deity of this temple.

The Pratapgarh fort is situated 22 km from Mahabaleshwar and is on top of a popular hill station. This place is significant as this was the site for the famous Battle of Pratapgad. You can go trekking along the premises and also there are a number of statues within this fort that are worth admiring. Being a hill station, the air out here is fresh and free from any sort of pollution. If you plan to visit this place then plan out a full day here as the place is vast and it will take you the entire day to witness the beauty of this place.

Let your children have the best time of their lives at this magical and fun amusement park which is situated a few kilometres away from Raigad Fort on the Mumbai- Pune highway. It will take you about an hour or two to reach this place and there are various modes of transportation that you can choose from to get to this place. There are a number of buses that ply on this route as well as a number of cars and jeeps that can be rented from Raigad Fort.

 

This is a famous café in Raigad that offers the best service in terms of hygiene and quality of food. It has a very cultural and historical ambience within its premises and the food is praiseworthy. They serve various kinds of dishes out here with influence from all major countries around the world.

This is a famous non vegetarian dish in Raigad. This dish includes a traditional chicken curry accompanied with soft bread made from flour. It is best served with chutney and some salad. This dish is available in most restaurants throughout Raigad.

 

There are a number of street markets in Mahad which is a few kilometres away from Raigad Fort. Here you will find all types of handicrafts and embroidery being sold at very reasonable prices. You can pick up a few for yourself or for a friend.

There are not much departmental stores in Raigad Fort but however in Mahad you will find various street shops where you will find almost anything you are looking for at very reasonable prices.

 

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