Top 4 Places to visit in Raigad

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Best things to do in Raigad and sightseeing in Raigad

Raigad in Maharshtra was once termed as the 'Gibralter of the East' and was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Marathas. The mighty fort had a number of entrances and among them the Jit Darwaza is very famous. Also known as the Chit Darwaza, there is a raised surface over here which is said to be made in such a way that people from the ford could defend themselves from enemies from both the sides. Also, this fort is so might that in the past it has made a number of strong attacks go completely in vain. There are also the Palkhi Darwaza, which was the entrance for Shivaji's Royal Convoy and the Mena Darwaza for the entry pf the royal women and ladies. Apart from this there was the palace of Chhatrapati Shivaji and also a section filled with granaries. There is a lot more to see in this almost ruined fort complex. The ancient entrance however stands strong till date. The fort is circled by beautiful sceneries and a number of tourist attractions.

Diveagar Beach - Raigad

This is a beach town and also a place of worship. The Diveagar Beach is known for its clean sands and white waters. There is not much you can do or explore here but this place is still a very popular weekend getaway especially for Mumbaikars. The Suvarna Ganesha Temple is a famous place of worship and also has an interesting story behind it. Once when there was nothing over here, a lady farmer named Pratibha was busy in her daily work. While ploughing the field she got a copper box which was buried deep down and came up due to repeated ploughing. Inside this box was an idol of Lord Ganesha covered completely with gold and also withe a mask made of gold. The idol weighed about 12 kg. There was then built the temple of the Suvarna Ganesha which is still very popular.
an amazing time to calm yourself and get away from all the hustle
Apoorva Mehta

218 Followers, 9 Reviews


Prathamesh sathe

271 Followers, 32 Reviews


Awesome beach , great food and adventure sorts.
Shikha Bhatt

246 Followers, 9 Reviews


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beaches
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Nagaon Beach - Raigad

A little ahead of Alibaug you find a peaceful and pristine beach which is known as the Nagaon Beach. It is one of the best beaches of Maharashtra and also very popular. The beach is not very clean but it is an idela option ypu can find from mumbai. Also, the prices of food and water activities are much lesser here as compared to other beaches of Goa and Maharashtra. there are a number of food outlets nearby too and the main activities that you can enjoy here are speed boat rides, surfing, sailing and others.
One of the places around Mumbai for 1 day trip
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113 Followers, 8 Reviews


Nice cottages to stay and you can have booze at the beach all alone..
Sandeep yadav

184 Followers, 7 Reviews


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picnics, water activities, relax
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Karnala Bird Sanctuary - Raigad

A very popular plae especially with bird- watchers and trekkers, this bird sanctuary is in the lap of the Sahyadri ranges and is a part of the Bombay- Goa Expressway. Earlier, this place was known to be just a rok climbing area but has now become even more important. The Karnala Fort and the trail known as the Funnel Path leading to ot also very popular. The Thumbs Up Point is famous as tourists can enoy some of the most beautiful views of the region from here. Also, this sanctuary is home to over 150 species of birds and animals. This includes both resident and migratory species. Three rare species which have been spotted here are the three- toed kingfisher, Ashy Minivet and the Malabar Trogon. Animals found here include langurs, rhesus monkeys and others. The best saesons to enjoy bird watching here are monsoons and the winters.
Amazing place for avid bird-watchers and trekkers.
Sneha Reddy

465 Followers, 24 Reviews


The Karnala Fort was an important fort in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It has been conquered by prominent rulers dating from the 1200′s right until 1818. The Tughlaq rulers, Nizam Shah, Shivaji Maharaj, Aurangzeb, Peshwa’s and the British have all ruled this fort at one point in time. The location of the fort overlooked the Bhor pass which was a main trade route between the Konkan and the Vidharba region during that time. It took us 2 hours with leisure halts to reach the pinnacle where the fort was located. The difficulty level for the trek is easy to medium with forest trails that lead to the fort. So it is not like you make your own route. However, there are a lot of rocks and wild grass that one needs to cross along the journey. Once atop, the view is amazing like most pinnacle views are. Non-trekkers (like me) will feel proud once you reach atop, amazed at the climb you have accomplished. The fort is in a dilapidated state but has some ruins like fort walls and entrance frames indicating its historic existence. The sanctuary is said to be home to more than 100 species of birds including rare ones like Ashi Minivet and 3 toed Kingfisher. We spotted none of it on the trek. What we did get to see are some caged rabbits, sparrows and parrots at the starting point of the journey near the small canteen. The canteen has limited snacking options like bhajjia’s, tea and nimbu paani. We rewarded ourselves with 2 glasses of nimbu paani (each person) after we had finished our trek.
Edwina D'souza

351 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- April
Things to do
bird watching, trails, photography
Open Hours
Sunrise- Sunset
Budget
Free

Pratapgad - Raigad

Pratapgad literally 'Valour Fort' is a large fort located in Satara district, in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination. Scene while heading towards Pratapgad.
Azad Jadhav

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