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Best places to see in Raigad, Maharastra

By Athul K V - August 16, 2020
Raigad Fort

Raigad district in Maharashtra is one of the best tourist destinations in the state. Ranging from excellent hiking spots to beautiful beaches Raigad leaves you spoilt for choice. Thus, it is a great weekend getaway spot from Mumbai and Pune. Due to its historical importance and heritage sites, Raigad has a special place in the history of Maharashtra in India. Raigad was the capital of the Maratha Empire ruled by the great leader Chhatrapati Sivaji Maharaj. Because of its abundance in naturally beautiful locations, Raigad is increasingly attracting a large number of tourists. Here are some of the best places to see in Raigad.

Best places to see in Raigad, Maharastra

Raigad Fort

The impenetrable capital of the Maratha Empire, Raigad Fort stand as a monument of Martha pride. Furthermore, the British called it the Gibraltar of the East because of its location and the majestic views. This is a great place for adventure lovers and trekkers to test your skills. You can walk around and see remains of the 14th-century architecture. This is also home to the Samadhi of Chhatrapati Sivaji Maharaj. If the climb is too much for you, there is a ropeway which can take you to the top of the fort. The fort is easily one of the most important and best places to see in Raigad.

Raigad Fort
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Takmak Tok

Situated at a height of more than 1200 feet, the Takmak Tok provides an amazing view. Being one of the most important spots in Raigad, Takmak Tok really lives up to its name. The climb can be a bit difficult, but it is an excellent spot for photographers to capture the panoramic frames. In ancient times, this spot was used as a point to punish criminals and traitors, by pushing them down to the deep valley. Monsoons are the best time to visit here because of the serene greenery. But due to its dangerous landscape, there is a restriction for visitors during that period. Chilly breeze and misty atmosphere make it a beautiful location to visit.

Takmak Tok Raigad
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Sagargad Fort

Located close to Alibag, this is a trekker’s spot. With green mountains and beautiful waterfalls, Sagargad Fort is a true thing of beauty. And because of its excellent location, this heaven in the Sahyadri range is the real deal. Sagargad trek is considered as one of the best treks in all of Maharashtra. Ensure you have the proper gear and quality shoes if you plan to trek here in the monsoon because it’s tricky and dangerous.

Also Read: Top Weekend Getaways for Mumbaikars

Kihim Beach

This pristine beach is blessed with white sand and shores lined up with coconut trees. Because of the safe nature of the beach, plenty of tourists visit and have a great time here. This is your perfect west coast beach, with calm waters, light breeze and the smell of mouthwatering flavours from the local eateries. Recently, Kihim beach has seen a good increase in the number of visitors.

Kihim Beach
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Kolad

This will definitely excite the adventure buff within you. Located on the banks of Kundalika River, Kolad is best known as the Rishikesh of Maharashtra. Because of the excellent white water rafting scene and other adventure activities in this area. It has a good collection of resorts as well where you can enjoy a nice family time filled with fun and excitement.

Also Read: River Rafting in Kolad

Plan your trip to Raigad and immerse yourself in this beautiful destination. This is one of the best and emerging tourist locations as well as an ideal weekend destination away from the city life.
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