Invites all history lovers to its Trek to Raigad Fort (The Gibraltar of East) on Sunday, 19 August 2012
History of Raigad Fort
Raigad is a hill fort situated near village Mahad, district Raigad. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj made the fort his capital in 1674.
The height of the fort above sea level is approximately 2900 feet and is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1500 steps leading to the fort,
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj after winning the battle with Chandrarrao More, the ruler of valley of Javli (जावली चे खोरे) had seized the plateau of Rairi in 1656.
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj renovated and expanded the Fortress of Rairi and renamed it as “Raigad” (the King's Fort), the name he gave it when he selected and moved his capital of Swarajya from Rajgad to Raigad.
Shiv Rajyabhishek (crowning ceremony of Chatrapati Shivaji) is an important event witnessed by this fort in the History of Hindavi Swarajya on 06 June 1674. On 3rd April 1680, The Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj breathed his last on this fort.
In 1818 the fort was bombarded and destroyed by East India Company, using cannons.
Brief details of fort
Region : Mahad, Raigad
Fort Height: Approx 2900 feet above MSL
Type: Hill Fort
Mode of transport : Private vehicle
Important Places of attraction on Raigad Fort -
Maha Darvaja (महा-दरवाजा), Palakhi Darvaja (पालखी दरवाजा), Takmak Tok (टकमक टोक), Gangasagar Lake – Talav (गंगासागर तलाव), Shiv Samadhi (शिवसमाधी), Nagarkhana (नगारखाना), Diwankhana (दिवाणखाना), Sihasan (सिंहासन), Ranivas (राणीवास), Ashtpradhan Niwas (अष्टप्रधान निवास)
Dhanya Kothar - (धान्य कोठार), Bajarpeth (बाजारपेठ), Jagdishwar Mandir (जगदीश्वर मंदिर), Hatti Talav (हत्ती तलाव), Hirkani Buruj (हिरकणी बुरूज), Holi Mal (होळी माळ), Palace (राजवाडा).
Sunday, 19 August 2012
06.00 AM : Arrival at base village, Pachad
08.00 AM : Atop, Fort Exploration
01.00 PM : Lunch break
03.00 PM : Descend
04.30 PM : Base Village, Pachad
Visit Jeejamata Samadhi @ Pachad
05.30 PM : Depart to Mumbai
07.00 PM : Evening T & Snacks on the way
10.30 PM : Thane drop (Subjective)
11.00 PM : Dadar (Subjective)
1) Registrations only after payment of advance in Bank Account & telephonic confirmation.
Register ASAP to avoid last minute disappointment.
Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and valuables.
Outing schedule given above is tentative. Organizer / Leader of the event have every right to change the schedule at any point of time
Ø Things to carry:
1) Some ready to eat food, snacks, biscuits, cakes, fruits, etc.
2) Water bottle of min 3 ltrs.
3) Extra pair cloths.
4) Shoes must (chappals during transportation)
5) Plastic bags to protect your belongings from getting wet.
6) Windcheater, raincoat
7) Torch with spare set of batteries
8) Your regular medicines if any
9) Haversack to keep all the above things
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