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Get your trekking shoes ready and step out for an exciting trek to Raigad Fort with your adventure buddies! Raigad Fort is a magnificent hill fortress, situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It lies approximately 125km away from Pune and serves as one of the major excursions of the city. The fort once served as the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Great Maratha king, in the 1674. Perched at an altitude of 1350m (4530 ft) above sea level, Raigard Fort falls under the Sahyadri Mountain ranges of India. The main structures inside the Raigad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of the Queen's Quarters, the Public Durbar, Watch Towers, Darwazas (gateways), etc.
While one a trek to Raigad Fort, one can also be witness to the ruins of the three watch towers, which were once used to spot any threat from a distance. The main entrance of the Raigard Fort comprises of the Maha Darwaja, which is colossal and provided protection from the enemies. The three dark and deep chambers, situated to right of the Palkhi Darwaja, are believed to have served as the granaries of the fort. One of the main attractions of theRaigad Fort is a magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, sited opposite the ruins of the main market avenue. The samadhi (tomb) of Shivaji and his dog Waghya is situated near the avenue only. Grab your cameras now to explore the depths of this exotic resort steeped in history!
Meeting Point: Hotel Midtown Pritam, Dadar at 11 PM
Pickup Points: Chembur - Yogi Hotel, Diamond Garden
Vashi - Vashi Plaza below main Bridge
Overnight Journey by Private vehicle
Reach Base Village by 5 AM
Start the trek at 6 AM
Reach top by 10 AM
Explore fort the whole day
Stay and Dinner in the MTDC Dormitory or similar accommodation on the fort
Wake up early morning for the beautiful sunrise
Explore the remaining fort
Breakfast and descend
Have lunch at Base Village and start return journey
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