Description

Trek to Raigad

Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Maratha king Shivaji made the fort his capital in 1674 when he was crowned King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire eventually covering majority of modern day India.

The fort, which rises 820 metres (2,700 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort, though today an aerial tram exists to reach the top of the fort. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon.

Shivaji Maharaj had seized the fort in 1656, then the fortress of Rairi, from the royal house of the Chandrarrao Mores, a junior or Cadet Dynasty to descend from the ancient Maurya imperial dynasty. The last more king (or raja) was a feudatory of the Sultan of Bijapur. Shivaji renovated and expanded the fortress of Rairi and renamed it Raigad (the King's Fort). It became the capital of Shivaji's kingdom.

In 1765 the Raigad Fort, along with Malwan in present Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra, was the target of an armed expedition by the British East India Company, which considered it a piratical stronghold. In 1818 the fort was bombarded and destroyed by, using cannons.

Date: 21st June 2015
Duration: 1 Day, 1 Night
Difficulty Level: Easy
Location: Mahad, Maharashtra
Type: Weekend Trip

Itinerary: -
00:00 Hrs – Start Journey from private non A/C bus at Dadar TT
05:00 Hrs – Reach Raigad Base Village, Briefing and Breakfast
06:00 Hrs – Start Trek to the top of Raigad
09:00 Hrs – Reach Raigad Top and Explore
11:00 Hrs – Start Trek back to Base Village
14:00 Hrs – Reach Raigad Base Village and Lunch
15.00 Hrs – Start Journey back to Dadar
19:00 Hrs – Reach Dadar TT

Total Cost of the tour (per person): Rs. 1,900/- (With private non A/C bus)

Cost Includes:
- All technical equipment's and gear
- Meals (Breakfast and Snack Pack)
- Transportation as mentioned above
- Mentioned activity (subject to change depending on the prevailing weather conditions)
- Services of Wild Escapes Instructors
- Govt. Service Tax – 3.09%

Cost Excludes:
- Lunch
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any other expense not mentioned in the cost includes column

What to bring along
- Water bottle (1 Ltr) with water (compulsory)
- Personal Photo Identity (compulsory)
- Rain Gear (compulsory in Monsoon)
- Wear comfortable full cotton casual top and full cotton trouser (recommended)
- Wear good rubber-soled shoes (recommended)
- Sunhat or Cap
- Sun glasses with retainers
- Personal Medication (if any)
- Camera with sufficient batteries and film / memory cards (optional)
- Chocolates and dry fruits as pocket snacks (optional)

To join us, please drop an email on wildescapes@gmail.com OR Call us at 9867171877

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