Trips and Itineraries for Raigad
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I did not wish to stay in the main market area I was looking at something peaceful. After connecting with the locals there I decided to head to the Kihim Beach and after walking a few places I stumbled upon a cute holiday home called Aarhaah. Nothing fancy but quaint and tucked away in the bylanes it gave me what i wanted - a home away from home. Lucky enough to get a room I was all set to begin a weekend of doing nothing. Beach walks, forts, cool winds, rains, books, hammocks and the quiet lanes were all so charming. Sometimes you don’t need to travel far away to unwind, the places closest to you offer serenity. I truly believe…the sand may brush off, the salt may wash clean, the tans may fade…but the memories live on forever
Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Maratha king [ Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj] built this fort and made his capital in 1674 when he was crowned King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire eventually covering majority of modern-day India. The fort, which rises 820 metres (2,700 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort, though today Raigad Ropeway, an aerial tramway, exists to reach the top of the fort in 20 minutes. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British after its capture in 1818.