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Raigad

Raigad Fort:

Raigad Fort popularly known as the Gibraltar of East is one of the most famous landmarks of Raigad region. The capital of the powerful Maratha kingdom, Raigad Fort was supervised under the leadership of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Located at an elevation of 27000 feet on top of a rock, Raigad Fort is accessible from only side making it one of the safest Forts in Indian history. Tourists use a modern ropeway mechanism to visit the Fort premises. Raigad Fort offers a Panoramic view of the surrounding mountain ranges and lush green valley’s making it one of the most picturesque location attracting tourists, nature lovers and historians alike.

 

Gangasagar Lake:

Gangasagar Lake is one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in Raigad district. Built during Chhatrapati Shivaji's rule, the Gangasagar Lake is an artificial lake located just outside the Raigad Fort complex. The water of Gangasagar Lake is a major source of drinking water for the city of Raigad. Gangasagar Lake attracts a large number of migratory birds making it one of the most picturesque centers for tourists and nature lovers.

 

Raigad Museum:

Raigad Museum located near the Raigad Fort is one of the most highly visited tourist attractions in Raigad district. The museum has a rare and unique collection of brilliant photographs of Shivaji's empire along with many rare artifacts of the Maratha Kingdom. The Raigad Museum is also famous for housing memoirs of Ninadji Bedekar and Shri Babasaheb Purandare.Raigad Musuem attracts a large number of tourists, art lovers and history enthusiasts.

 

Jijamata Palace:

Jijamata Palace dedicated in the memory of the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji is one of the most famous monuments of Ragad. Jijamata Palace currently lies in ruins and maintained by the Archaeological survey of India. The samadhi of Jijamata attracts a large number of tourists and history lovers.

 

Mahad:

The small town of Mahad located at a close proximity to Raigad is a popular tourist destination. Famous for its picturesque scenic landmarks, Mahad is also famous for being a central force in the water agitation. A special Kranti Stambh has been built in memory of the water irrigation agitation in Mahad attracting a large number of historians. Mahad also attracts a large number of religious tourists to visit and pray at the Shri Varad Vinayak Temple which is one of the eight ashta vinayak temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Located on the banks of Savitri River, Mahad attracts a large number of tourists all through the year.

 

Jagadishwar Temple:

Jagadishwar Temple located at a distance of 25 Kms from Mahad is one of the most significant religious shrines of Raigad. Dedicated to Lord Jagadishwar, the Jagadishwar Temple was built by the great Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji. The temple has lost its sheen and old glory due to improper maintenance and is currently in ruins. The samadhi of Shivaji and his dog are also located near the Jagadishwar Temple attracting a large number of tourists from all over Maharashtra.

 

Takmok Tok:

Takmok Tok also known as the punishment point is a 1200 feet tall rock attracting a large number of tourists. Used for punishing traitors during the Maratha Kingdom, Takmok Tok due to its steep climb can be a dangerous trekking route especially in the rainy season. Takmok Tok apart from its historical significance provides a breathtaking view of the magnificent Sahyadri mountain ranges making it one of the most picturesque locations of Raigad.

 

Queen's Palace:

Queen’s Palace also known as ‘Rani Vasa’ is part of the Raigad Fort. Historically being home to the queen's of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Queen’s Palace has six dedicated chambers equipped with all luxuries and amenities of the times. The wooden interiors of the Queen’s Palace reflect the architectural brilliance and the wonderful craftsmanship of the times. Queen’s Palace attracts a large number of tourists, art lovers and photography enthusiasts.