Dear Friends we invite you all for Bike Ride to Raigad fort on Republic day 26 Jan'2015. (Ascend & Descend is Through Ropeway).

Raigad Fort is a magnificent hill fortress, situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It lies approximately 125 km away from Pune and serves as one of the major excursion of the city. The fort once served as the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Great Maratha king, in the 1674. It was around this time only that Shivaji was crowned the King of a Marathi kingdom. Perched at an altitude of 1350 m (4530 ft) above sea level, Raigad fort falls under the Sahyadri Mountain range of India.


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The main structures inside the Raigad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of  Queen's Quarters, Public Durbar, Watch Towers, Darwajas (gateways), etc. The Queen's Quarters consist of six chambers in toto, meant for the queen and her attendants. The main place situated inside the fort was largely constructed out of wood. However, apart from its base, made up of pillars, hardly anything else remains. One can also be witness to the ruins of the three watch towers, which were once used to spot any threat from a distance.

The main entrance of the Raigarh Fort comprises of the Maha Darwaja, which is colossal and provided protection from the enemies. However, the king as well as his convoy used to move through the Palkhi Darwaja. The three dark and deep chambers, situated to right of the Palkhi Darwaja, are believed to have served as the granaries of the fort. One of the main attractions of the Raigad Fort is a magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, sited opposite the ruins of the main market avenue. The samadhi (tomb) of Shivaji and his dog Waghya is situated near the avenue only.

What to see on the fort:
Market place
Holicha Mal
Hirkani Buruj
Takmak Tok
Jagdishwar Temple
Samadhi of Shivaji Maharaj
Samadhi of Waghya [ Shivaji Maharaj's Dog]
Throne of Shivaji Maharaj
Queens Palace
Meena Darvaja

Information About the ride:
Its a ride
Route Mumbai-Panvel-Vadkal-mahad-Raigad.
Total Distance covered 350Kms

WARNING: Riders Who Think This Is A Picnic Or A Tea-Snacks Ride Please ditch this ride – you better go for 50-60kms Ride.

Detailed plan is below :
Meeting at Kalamboli Mcdonald sharp at 6.00am.
Introduction round
Ride till vadkal naka
Breakfast at vadkal naka
Reach raigad top via Ropeway
Explore Then Lunch around 2 oclock
Back to base via ropeway
start return journey around 4 oclock
Reach mumbai around 8 oclock.
Other details will be shared at meeting point.

Mumbai Rangers Bike ride is on Actual basis Which means we will pay for the expenses and the same will be divided among the member later by the end of the ride.
Expertise charges will INR 200 for the Ride. Expected expenses INR 800 for the event per person. This includes Morning Breakfast,Lunch,Evening Tea Snacks,entry charges,Ropeway charges and expertise Charges. Petrol and Maintainence cost is settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him/her. In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by rider alone. (Mumbai Rangers will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you, and share the petrol expenses, this depends on availability of such willing participants.)

For Registrations call Mumbai Rangers:
Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call.

Important things to be carried :
Identity proof.
Legal papers of bike.
some ready to eat food biscuits,chips.
Medicines, Camera (optional).

Important Points to keep in mind:
1 The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
3 Please do not wear any jewellry.
4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.

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