Raigad Fort

A hill-top fort accessible from only one side, Raigad Fort is the shining jewel in the Maratha and Indian history. The fort is located at an altitude of 2700 feet on an irregular wedge shaped rock and was famous for fending the enemy off under the brave Maratha rulers. Raigad Fort means the King's fort and its regal architecture is an engineering marvel. The wonderful bastions, ramparts, wells, water reservoirs, residences for commoners and dignitaries, gardens, pathways, pillars, and the palatial structures were added to the fort during Shivaji's rule. Explore the Chit Darwaja at the foothills, Maha Darwaja or the main entrance, Mena Darwaja for queens and royal ladies, Palkhi Drawaja in front of the Queen's chamber, and Khoob Ladha Buruj. A look into the jaw-dropping abyss of Bhavani Tok and Takmak Tok tells you why the fort was considered invincible. The rocky path of 1500 steps to the fort may be a bit strenuous for some but the breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys from the fort compensates the tiring journey. Trekking expeditions to Raigad Fort is extremely popular. Alternately, you can reach the fort quickly in five minutes on the ropeway - the ticket for the ropeway includes viewing of a short film on Raigad.

About Raigad Fort

A hill-top fort accessible from only one side, Raigad Fort is the shining jewel in the Maratha and Indian history. The fort is located at an altitude of 2700 feet on an irregular wedge shaped rock and was famous for fending the enemy off under the brave Maratha rulers. Raigad Fort means the King's fort and its regal architecture is an engineering marvel. The wonderful bastions, ramparts, wells, water reservoirs, residences for commoners and dignitaries, gardens, pathways, pillars, and the palatial structures were added to the fort during Shivaji's rule. Explore the Chit Darwaja at the foothills, Maha Darwaja or the main entrance, Mena Darwaja for queens and royal ladies, Palkhi Drawaja in front of the Queen's chamber, and Khoob Ladha Buruj. A look into the jaw-dropping abyss of Bhavani Tok and Takmak Tok tells you why the fort was considered invincible. The rocky path of 1500 steps to the fort may be a bit strenuous for some but the breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys from the fort compensates the tiring journey. Trekking expeditions to Raigad Fort is extremely popular. Alternately, you can reach the fort quickly in five minutes on the ropeway - the ticket for the ropeway includes viewing of a short film on Raigad.

Monument Information

Address

Raigad Fort, Near Mahad, Raigad, Maharashtra, 402301, India

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Veer Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Mahad ST Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 28.4°C Minimum: 22.2°C

    Summer : Maximum: 37.7°C Minimum: 19.9°C

    Winter : Maximum: 28.9°C Minimum: 11.5°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (November to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Dr. V. S. Badiger
  • Phone: +91-022-24078266
  • E-mail: circlemum.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax