RAJGAD

Rajgad Fort Pune
Rajgad Fort, Pune
Rajgad, the first headquarters of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is 58 kilometers from Pune. Its height is 1318 meters from sea level. Swarajya was founded on firm footing at Rajgad. However Rajgad’s narrow summit plateau proved too small to contain a Royal Capital. Rajgad, therefore was chosen for this purpose.

The fort is having gates at three sides while citadel at the center. Also there are temples and water reservoirs. Other forts such as Makrandgad, Raigad, Torna, Sinhgad, Purandhar are viewed from Rajgad.

In 1704, after the death of Shivaji Maharaj, Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, captured the fort. There is an approach from Sawan Village. The way is little difficult to climb the fort. It is a perfect place for trekking.

Important things to Carry (If you stay at Rajgad for 1 night / during Night Trekking)
• Mineral Water Bottle (at least 2 Liters)
• Sleeping Bag or Mat and Bed sheets
• High Quality LED Torch
• Wire Rope
• Good pair of Sports Shoes
• Rain Jacket (if you are visiting during monsoon)
• Some extra clothes, towel and napkins
• First Aid Kit
• Instant energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster

Accommodation / Hotels
Accommodation facility available at Padmavati Temple atop Padmavati Machee

Nearest Railway Station
Pune Railway Station

Distance
Pune to Rajgad Fort - 58 Kilometers

Nearby Attractions
Baneshwar Temple, Panshet Dam, Mulshi Dam, Sangameshwar Temple

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