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Raigad is located in south western side of Maharashtra State. The Situated on western coast of India and on the shore of Arabian Sea, Raigad is on a west-facing spur of the Western Ghats of Sahyadri range. The district is bounded by Mumbai Harbor to the northwest, Thane District to the north, Pune District to the east, Ratnagiri district to the south, and the Arabian Sea to the west.

Its believed that Raigad was named after the Rairi hill, on which the Raigad fort was constructed and fortified by Shivaji and his engineers, notably Abaji Sondev, the then governor of Kalyan.

Situated in western coastal stretch of Maharashtra- Konkan region is the mountainous terrain of Raigad, famed for its breathtaking natural beauty as evident from its canyons, deep gorges and lush vegetation. The beauty of the place is further enhanced by the crisscrossing rivers of Gandhar and Kal that rushes down through the beautiful valley. Raigad is a beautiful hill fort immensely important in the history of Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire had declared Raigad as his Capital Fort in 1674 at the time of his coronation as the king of the Maratha Kingdom.

Raigad fills every mind with a sense of awe and respect towards its grandeur and glorious past. Gifted with a mountainous terrain and nestled in the Sahyadri mountain range this lovely place offers breathtaking views of natural splendor. Raigad is distinguished from the nearby mountains by lovely and profound canyons. A verdant valley with rivers flowing beneath makes the surroundings scenic and tranquil

The region is filled with historical monuments and many favorite hot spot of tourists. Besides being a popular trekking point it is also a center of adventurous tourism. Adorned with a hilly terrain and natural foliage, Raigad's awesome beauty gains a prominent place in the tourism sector. It's serene, calm topography is certainly a solace to those who are coming from a busy city life

Raigad Photos