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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

Grade: Easy

Mode of transport : Private vehicle

Date: Sunday, 19 August 2012 ( Starting on Saturday night 10.30 PM)


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).


Meeting place & time:

· Dadar (18th Aug 12) - 10.30 PM Under Tilak Bridge Nr. Swami Narayan Temple, Dadar Railway Station (East).

· Thane (18th Aug 12) – 11.00 PM at Anand Talkies, Opp. Railway Platform No10. Thane (E)


Tentative Outing Schedule:

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)


Contribution :    Rs.680  /- per person



•    Transportation from Dadar to Dadar by Private Transport.

•    Morning Refreshments & Gavran Lunch of the Sunday
•    Guide charges


Kindly deposit Rs. 680/- Contribution in the following bank account.

Name                        : Kumar Suresh Gaudse

Bank                          : Andhra Bank

Branch                     : Pendse Nagar, Dombivali (East)

A/c No.                     : 079 110 011 012121

IFSC Code No.      : ANDB0000791



1) Registrations only after payment of advance in Bank Account & telephonic confirmation.

2) Seats are limited to 35 only.

3) Register ASAP to avoid last minute disappointment.

4) Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and valuables.

5) 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


For confirmation and any query please do Contact

Kumar Gaudse                   : 9870577761

Kavish Sukhthankar         : 9820330615

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