42 kms from Pune Rajgad is truly the
King of all forts. It is famous for its structure. Rajgad is surrounded
by Sinhagad, Torna, Mangalgad and Purandar. Shivaji Maharaj spent most of his
life on this
fort. He was here for nearly 30 years. This fort is historically
very much important. The fort is 1400 mts above sea level and a difficult one to
The Padmavati temple which is very
old is the only place where one can rest. Sanjivani Machi, Padmavati Machi and Suvela Machi are places one
can see over here.
One can also see 'Chor Darawaja' and
'Pali Darwaja' on the machi. It takes takes about 6 hrs to reach Torana from Sanjivani Machi.
Suvela Machi can be considered as the strongest
place on the fort.
by being on Rajgad one can have a view of various places like Purandar, Sinhagad,
Mahabaleshwar, Raireshwar, Torana, Raigad, Manmohangad, Makarandgad,
Varanda Ghat, Lingana, Lohegad, Visapur, Tikona and Pratapgad.
which is one of the most difficult forts to climb in Maharashtra is
another attraction over here. Rajgad gives you a true trekking
To reach Rajgad get down to Vinzhar,
Pabe village on the Pune-Velhe road. Other ways to reach Rajgad are by -
From Shivthar Ghal via Gopya Ghat, From Torana to Rajgad, By Gunjawane
Darwaja, By Chor Darwaja and By Pali Darwaja.