Posts Tagged ‘Fort’


Pune and Mumbai is blessed with many gateways nearby and Raigad Fort is one of them. History of Raigad is very fascinating. The used to be the capital of Maratha Empire of The Great Shivaji Maharaj. We happened to trek this wonderful fort on a rainy day of july 26, 2014. Raigad is a fort located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra State. The fort is located at a height of approx 2,700 ft above sea level. Raigad Fort served as the capital of Maratha Empire from 1674 AD. This fort is strategically perched atop a wedge-shaped block of hill, split off from the Western Ghats and is inaccessible from three sides.

The fort, which rises 820 metres (4400 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort, today we have ropeway also available to reach top of fort. Raigad truly is trekkers paradise with many waterfalls en route trek path.

Waterfalls From Raigad Fort

Waterfalls From Raigad Fort

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Trekking to Purandar Fort

Posted: July 8, 2013 by Sagar Wasule in Travel, Trekking
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So this is my First trek in 2013 season, for me season for trekking starts just after first rain when the place around gets covered with lush green surrounding. What a pleasant site that feels to be away from city’s hustle bustle in the calmness of nature provide ultimate soothing effect and relaxation.

Purandar Fort

Purandar Fort

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