Rajgad Fort, Pune
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Explore secret passages of India’s king of all forts and enjoy a view of Sahyadri Mountains at Rajgad Fort, ruins of a huge 17th century fortress. Standing at 1,400 m (4,600 ft) with giant dual walls and temples and water cisterns, this high-class architecture makes a popular spot for trekkers. Get a glimpse of a bygone grandeur and lavishness of this former capital city and marvel and intricate carvings on the walls fringed with vegetation. Walk along a right to reach one of the numerous observation stonemasonry decks providing fabulous views of the surrounding area. To visit Rajgad Fort on your trip to Pune, use our Pune tour planner.
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This was a prime fort during the regime Shivaji Maharaj. Situated near Pune city,this fort is ideal for trekking lovers.
Rajgad Fort is around 1,400 above MSL. This is one of the largest forts that Shivaji ever used. Was the capital the Maratha Empire under him for almost 26 years, before he moved his capital to Raigad.... read more »
A beautiful place around 40 km from pune.Rajgad fort which is good trek for trekkers a little challenging one. Next to rajgad is torna fort.
Shivjayanti utsav in ambavade tel khatav dist satara jot giving a gajgad fort 2016
Excellent place. Excellent scenic beauty. The place where Shivaji maharaj stayed maximum number of years of his life. If people are visiting during winter i would suggest them to take enough blankets. The place is excellent for trekkers. There are two ways to go. One is Pali darwaja from the village called Pali which opens up in between Ballekilla and Padmawati maachi on the fort. This route is long but comparatively easy. And another is from Gunjawane village which opens up at Chor darwaja at Padmawati maachi. This route is short but difficult. People can stay in padmavati temple or in a hall built exclusively for trekkers.
This fort is a significant site for trekkers and adventurous tourists to visit. Specially after the monsoon, this place becomes one of most sought after trekking destinations for trekkers from the Pune and Mumbai area. As it's a huge fort, exploring all the sights and spots on the fort becomes difficult in one day. So many people prefer an overnight stay on the fort to get ample time to explore all the part of the fort. The Padmavati temple on the fort can accommodate around 50 people. Water tanks provide freshwater all throughout the year. Nowadays, villagers from the foothills of Rajgad sell useful stuff to the tourists who are there for an overnight stay.
good fort where shivaji maharaj spent most number of years of his life. thats why very special. must go fort !
After a random search i decided to pay visit to rajgad along with my friend, went by bike from pune. the highway is really amazing, it's Pune - satara highway we need to take right turn at nasrapur. We relied on GPS and reached the base village gunjavane. There are many ways to reach Rajgad but this is a bit tough among all where the trail is known as chor darwaja route. There are few short cuts at the base but be careful as we missed the trail and had to return a long way back. We followed the correct trail and reached padmavathi machi where there I noticed many xampers, families had a night stay in the temple. Food is available over here made by local villagers. The typical food we get is pitla and rice roti ( bakri ), it's very delicious. After recharging the top of the rajghad we could see other trials leading towards rajghad fort. Rajghad is humongous which has trails to other places like torna, sanjeeevani. This is ideal place for overnight camping. Have seen many families in the trek due to weekend. If you are in large numbers you may order food in advance before starting trek at the base or inquire for the phone no of the person who prepares food at padmavathi machi at the parking near base village else you may Carry your own food You need to pay entrance fee for the maintenance and also its good way helping the village. Please do not throw litter, carry a disposal bag with you during trek.
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