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Rajgad Fort The Capital Of Maratha

Rajgad - Machi
WATCH TOWER
WATCH TOWER ON FORT

Rajgad (The lord of all forts in Marathi) is a standout amongst the most essential strongholds in Maharashtra.The fortress was the capital of Maratha domain for over 25 years. This was one of the initial few fortifications caught by Shivaji Maharaj.

The fortress is arranged around 42 km to south west of Pune. To visit the post, one can go to Nasarapur which is around 35 km from Pune along Mumbai – Bangalore national roadway. Rajgad is only 22 km from Nasrapur. From Nasrapur you can reach to towns at the base of Rajgad : Gunjawane or Wajeghar, from where the trek begins.

Today the fortification is fascination for trekkers as a result of it’s colossal size, its sky shaking tallness, the troublesome course and the authentic significance of the fortress. The trek to this fortress should likewise be possible from the stronghold Torna. The post Torna is found close in the west to Rajgad. The Torna to Rajgad trek is likewise fascination for trekkers.

Rajgad is observer to the numerous imperative occurrences in beginning Maratha Empire. The fortification was called ‘Murumb Devecha Dongar’ (the pile of god ‘Murumb’) before Shivaji Maharaj caught it from Aadilshaha. Shivaji Maharaj redesigned the fortress and developed the stronghold for this fort.The treasure he had got while development of Torna was used for this errand. He then renamed the fortification to ‘Rajgad’.

It was the capital of Maratha empire for more than 25 years.And it was the one which is captured by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Its around 43kms from the Pune on the way to Mumbai Bangalore highway.

Google map  Pune to Rajgad

There are three way to go Rajgad have a look the Google map screenshot which i have added here for exact direction.

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Pune to Rajgad via Saswad Kapurhot bhor Road
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Pune to Rajgad via Pune bangluru highway katraj ghat road
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Pune to Rajgad via mumbai highway katraj tunnel Road
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Pune to Rajgad Google Map

This how Rajgad Fort looks from Satellite,

RajGad Fort
Fort From Satellite view

The best road to pickup is Katraj Tunnel road with minimum traffic.
The best time to visit Rajgad fort is Winter, we visited at begging time of the Summer season.
Here how Rajgad fort looks when you start climbing it.Amazing right!!! You will only feel once you climbed it.

There are some other places to see on Rajgad fort are

Balekilla
Suvela Machi
Padmavati Machi
Sanjeevani Machi
Nedhe (The big hole to the rock)

 

Balekilla at Rajgad
Balekilla
MACHI
MACHI
TOP VIEW
TOP VIEW FROM FORT
KILLE
KILLE

This is the finest stronghold in the tally of slope fortresses around the globe. This Balekilla development made this fort altogether different from all others in Maharashtra. After every one of the 3 encompassing Maachi (bring down levels) Padmavati, Sanjivani and Suvela this Balekilla had all total stronghold like principle entryway, post dividers, water tanks, private development, sanctuary and mystery escape section.
So while trekking the fort it will be an amazing experience i would like to share my wonderful experience,
we started by 10 in the morning and reached at Balekilla by 12 PM! and luckily we choose the difficult route to climb the fort.

SOLVING GLOBAL WARMING
SOLVING GLOBAM WARMING BOARD ON THE WAY TO FORT
STOP GLOBAL WARMING BOARD
STOP GLOBAL WARMING BOARD – JADE LAVA PRUTHVI BACHAVA
FORT BEHIND THE TREE
FORT BEHIND THE TREE
LEMON JUICE BUTTER MILK STALL ON THE WAY TO FORT
LEMON JUICE BUTTER MILK STALL ON THE WAY TO FORT

There is no food at top or anywhere while climbing so bring food with you and lots of water so your body didn’t get dehydrate.
Here i am sharing the pics of my trekking. Seriously  its an amazing experience we had with friends so dear reader if you are planning to trek on weekend with some adventure and fun  choose Rajgad one of the best trek with masti.

BALEKILLA
BALEKILLA

 

NEDHE
NEDHE

 

MONKEY ON THE FORT
TOP VIEW FROM THE FORT

 

BEAUTIFUL TOP VIEW
BEAUTIFUL TOP VIEW ON FORT

 

Balekilla way
Beautiful way for balekilla on the fort

 

Trekkers
Trekkers on the fort

 

Water tank
Water tank on the fort

 

 

Balekilla View
Balekilla view from top of the fort

 

Rajgad fort from top
Rajgad fort

 

Rajgad fort side view
Rajgad fort side view from top

 

Padmavati Temple
Padmavati Temple

 

Padmavati lake
Water on the top of the fort

 

Balekilla road - way
Way to balekilla

 

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Padmavati lake on the fort
Padmavati lake

 

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How trekkers are struggling to climb the fort :

Chor Darwaja
Trekkers on the difficult climbing
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Without support seems Difficult :D
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Tough steps to climb
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Balekilla Gate

 

Enjoy trekking!! Don’t forget to share with your ou friends.Thank you.

Manoj Solanki
A Software Engineer and Travel addict.
http://vanillapoise.com

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