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Raigad Fort

Place : Raigad District, Maharashtra
Best Season : June to September; November to January
Significance : The Maratha king Shivaji made the fort his capital when he was crowned king of a Marathi kingdom
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How to get there

Route from Mumbai: Take NH17 from Mumbai - Panvel- Mahad via Lonera Phata and Dasagon - Raigad. Ropeway is available from foot hills to the top of the fort. Fee : Rs.140/-.

Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International airport (140 km) is the nearest airport. All the major airlines have service from Mumbai to all major cities in India and many cities abroad. Hire a taxi from here to Raigad. The other nearest airport is at Pune, 126 kms.

Train : Vir Dasgaon railway station (40kms) is the nearest railhead which is connected to Mumbai and Pune with regular trains. Taxis are available from Vir Dasgaon to Raigad.

Bus : State transport offer ply from Mumbai and Pune to Raigad. Raigad is well connected to all neighboring cities by the public transport buses, including Kolhapur (250 km), Pune (150 km), Mumbai (140 km) and Mahabaleshwar (75 km).

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