Rajgad

Rajgad

Distance

51 Kms

Best Season

Monsoon - Winter

Overview

A heaven for trekkers, one of the most difficult fort for trekking. Reaching at the top of fort gives you a great feeling. The highest part of the fort has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves and great view from top. The fort is located 51 km to the south west of Pune, about 15–16 km west of Nasrapur, in the Sahyadris range. The fort is 1318 meters above sea level. Formerly known as Murumdev, it was capital of the Maratha Empire during the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which he moved the capital to Raigad Fort.

Attractions

Trekking

This fort is a significant site for trekkers and adventurous tourists to visit. Specially after the monsoon, this place becomes one of most sought after trekking destinations for trekkers from the Pune area. As it's a huge fort, exploring all the sights and spots on the fort becomes difficult in one day. So many people prefer an overnight stay on the fort to get ample time to explore all the part of the fort. Nowadays, villagers from the foothills of Rajgad sell useful stuff to the tourists who are there for an overnight stay.

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