Raigad Fort Trek
Raigad Fort is a magnificent hill fortress, situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It lies approximately 125 km away from Pune and serves as one of the major excursion of the city. The fort once served as the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Great Maratha king, in the 1674. It was around this time only that Shivaji was crowned the King of a Marathi kingdom. Perched at an altitude of 1350 m (4530 ft) above sea level, Raigarh fort falls under the Sahyadri Mountain range of India.
The main structures inside the Raigad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of Queen's Quarters, Public Durbar, Watch Towers, Darwazas (gateways), etc. The Queen's Quarters consist of six chambers in toto, meant for the queen and her attendants. The main place situated inside the fort was largely constructed out of wood. However, apart from its base, made up of pillars, hardly anything else remains. One can also be witness to the ruins of the three watch towers, which were once used to spot any threat from a distance.
The main entrance of the Raigarh Fort comprises of the Maha Darwaja, which is colossal and provided protection from the enemies. However, the king as well as his convoy used to move through the Palkhi Darwaja. The three dark and deep chambers, situated to right of the Palkhi Darwaja, are believed to have served as the granaries of the fort. One of the main attractions of the Raigad Fort is a magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, sited opposite the ruins of the main market avenue. The samadhi (tomb) of Shivaji and his dog Waghya is situated near the avenue only.
Raigad Fort Monsoon Trek Event Details
- Raigad fort trek difficulty level Medium
- Raigad fort base village Pachad
- Raigad fort height 2900 feet
- Region Raigad
- Time required to climb Raigad fort Maximum 2 hours
Raigad Fort Monsoon Trek Event Itinerary
Day 0 – Saturday (night)
22:45 Meet at Pritam Da Dhaba, Dadar East.
23:00 Leave for Raigad fort.
23:20 Diamond Garden, Chembur.
23:45 below main bridge, near Vashi Plaza.
00:15 Kalamboli, Mcdonalds.
Day 1 – Saturday
05:00 Reach at base village and breakfast.
05:30 Start ascending.
07:30 Reach on top.
12:30 Lunch. Rest and explore.
03:00 Start descending.
04:30 Reach at base village and start return journey to Mumbai.
23:00 Approx. arrival at Dadar.
What is included in the tour
- 1 veg breakfast and 1 veg lunch
- Travel Dadar to Dadar by private non A/C vehicle
- Treks and Trails expertise charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
- All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
- Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
2/3 liters of water.
Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
Good Torch must with extra battery.
Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
Sleeping material. (sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets).
Extra pair of clothes.
Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.
Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.