Fort Raigad

“Fort Raigad is much more than a mere tourist spot. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage, which has left an imprint of the grand vision of Hindavi Swarajya as cherished by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.”

Fort Raigad was the capital of the most illustrious Maratha sovereign, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is a monument of his prophetic vision of Hindavi Swarajya. It has been described by European historians as ‘The Gibraltar of the East’. Various landmarks have lent it the credo of ‘Shivtirth’. The sheer vertical rock face tearing into the sky above appears defiant and insurmountable.

Long live the spirit of travel

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

The Ropeway traverses a diagonal length of 760 mtrs and a steep ascent of 420 mtrs, in 4 minutes flat Gone are the days of torturous foots slogging of some 3 hours over 1450 steps. By the Ropeway, one reaches the top of the Fort through the whistling winds & clouds, completely fresh. Lush green flora criss-crossed with waterfalls and steep peaks is a Dream Land of immense beauty in a hiker’s paradise !!