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The valour of Marathas.

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Hindi, Marathi, English

1 Days

November-March

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
23℃ to 33℃

Raigad Tourism

The Raigad district of Maharashtra was formerly known as Kolaba district before the Raigad fort became the first capital of the former Maratha Empire.

It is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra and surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri and the Arabian Sea. History relates Raigad when Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj won this place in 1656. His kingdom then moved into Raigad. The Raigad fort speaks volumes about the volume and valour of the Maratha kingdom. The magnetic aura around this fort is very captivating. It is built on top of an irregular rock and is at a considerable height. The Samadhi(tomb) of Shivaji is another tourist attraction for the people visiting this place. The many forts of Raigad keep it known around the country and the historic wars to win over this district echos in books.  

The Kingdom of Marathas.

Raigad is very rich in history. It was renamed after it became the capital under the Maratha Leader, Shivaji Maharaja. Raigad is located on the Konkan coastline of Maharashtra. This coastline is a 720 km long stretch.  This stretch extends from Dahanu and Bordi in the north up to Vengurla in the south. There are many places of geographical, cultural and archaeological significance. The entire region is covered with palm groves and mango trees. There are many temples, creeks, sea forts, hot water springs to visit. Konkan culture is very prominent here. You may see people wearing authentic and traditional Konkan attires that is very interesting.

Top things do in Raigad

1. Jagadishwar Temple

42 kilometres from city centre

2. Raj Bhavan

42 kilometres from city centre

3. Raigad Fort

42 kilometres from city centre

4. Diveagar Beach

42 kilometres from city centre

How to reach

The nearest airport is the Mumbai Airport and is about 140 km away from Raigad. It is well connected by road and easily accessible. The Sion - Panvel Expressway connects Mumbai and Raigad district. Vis Dasgaon Railway station is the closest railway station to Raigad. 

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is the Mumbai Airport and is about 140 km away from Raigad. Both national and international flights are very frequent and common here. 

How to Reach by Train

Vis Dasgaon Railway station is the closest railway station to Raigad. It is connected by the Mumbai-Pune long-distance trains.

How to Reach by Bus

Raigad is well connected by road and easily accessible. The Sion - Panvel Expressway connects Mumbai and Raigad district. The road journey to Raigad is a very scenic view to witness.

How to Reach by Road

Raigad is well connected by road and easily accessible. The Sion - Panvel Expressway connects Mumbai and Raigad district. The road journey to Raigad is a very scenic view to witness.

How to travel within

State buses, local buses and rickshaws are available in the district of Raigad to travel within.

Food of Raigad

There is a dominance of Maharashtrian food with an influence of South Indian and North Indian cuisine. There are mostly spicy food and curries available here. One of the delicacies is Misal which is a spicy gravy of potatoes, peas and other sprouts. Food is never a problem in this part of the Konkan region of Maharashtra.

Raigad Itinerary

DAY 1:

- Visit Raigad Fort

-Visit Diveagar beach

-Visit Raj Bhawan

-Visit Jagdishwar Temple