Posts Tagged ‘Raigad’


Kokan is always a great place to visit with beautiful beaches along the long coastline that Maharashtra has naturally been gifted.  One of the locations is Harihareshwar. Harihareshwar is in Raigad district in Maharashtra is famous for the temple and its beach. It is surrounded by four hills while river Savitri enters the Arabian Sea from this town.

Harishareshwar is around 180 km from Pune, which takes roughly 4-5 hours while the road condition is average. The other mode of transport available the state transport buses that ply from Pune and Mumbai, while we went by hiring a car to this destination on 17th Jan 2015.

Harihareshwar Beach From Hilltop

Harihareshwar Beach From Hilltop

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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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