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Rajgad Fort, Pune

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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Pune vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It feels like you are out of the world when you reach the fort using the rope way system and the weather is chilling with dense fog all around  more »
  • Exhausting but totally worth it. Located in Velhe Taluka, Pune. Enjoyed a lot. Best time to visit is in November.  more »
  • Rajgad is considered as one of the hard treks in Pune. Initially, you have to walk for miles to start the real talking. Must carry 2 to 3 litres of water and snacks with you as there are few people du...  more »
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  • Great but difficult hike. There are rocks that need to be climbed. The elevation increases by about 1800 feet over the course of the hike. Highly suggested that you carry a water pouch with 3-4 liters of water. To get a sunrise view, it is recommended to camp there the previous night. All in all amazing views and a great workout for the day!
  • Great and difficult trekking with stone climbing. Once you reach, there is complete satisfaction with nature beauty view in all directions. Adventurous visit with friends. Start trekking early and return before sunset. Very hard to trek in monsoon season. Overall 3 hrs trek one way and don`t forgot to carry water.
  • Very good place for an overnight trek. Huge fort spread over a large area, hence difficult to cover all places in a day. Moderately difficult way to balekilla ( core sanctum) which stands about 100 metres above the rest of the fort. A must visit for everyone who is proud of the great warriors of the past.
  • It is one of challenging task to trekkers to climb. At some stage u need to help each other to climb. But after climbing u will get fully satisfaction through nature view @ every direction. You can enjoy trekking in rainy and winter season fully for both place Rajgad and Torna fort.
  • It's the first capital of Maratha empire. The fort is not in a good condition as all other forts. But it's very good for one day hike. The view from top is amazing. Some hikers stay there at night and come down next day. But the place is amazing.

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