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he district was renamed after Raigad, the fort that was the former capital of the Maratha leader Shivaji Maharaj, and is located in the interior regions of the district. Raigad is known for its historical places, beaches, landscapes and diverse flora and fauna of Western Ghats.

Attractions in Raigad

Alibagh Beach, Raigadh, MaharashtraAlibag, Maharashtra 402201, India

Alibagh is a coastal town in the city or Raigadh. Alibagh beach is a calm and beautiful beach that will rejuvenate your mind and it is a good picnic spot.

Elephanta CavesGharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour, The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. Except for a few exceptions, much of the artwork is defaced and damaged

Harihareshwar BeachHarihareshwar Beach, Maharashtra

One of the less famous beaches in Maharashtra, the Harihareshwar beach is located in the Raigad district. Surrounded by four hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri, Harihareshwar is often referred to as Dev-Ghar or "house of God". It is usually called as Southern Kashi because of its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Kashid BeachKashid Beach Resort Road, Kashid, Maharashtra 402202, India

Kashid Beach is situated on the coasts of Arabian Sea. Famous for its beautiful clear blue water, white colour sand and cliffs, it is one of the most popular and alluring beaches of Maharashtra. The beach is outstretched across 3 km and surrounded by shrubs and trees called Casuarina, which enhance the natural charms of this destination.

Kolaba FortAlibag, Maharashtra 402201, India

Kolaba fort is an old militory fortification in India. It is a popular tourist destination and a protected monument. It is a 300-year old fort which was once chief naval stations during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra. This isolated military fortification located amidst the Arabian sea is a spectacular sight.

Matheran Hill Stationकस्तुरबा रोड, माथेरान, महाराष्ट्र 410102, India

Matheran is a bewitching hill station, situated on the Western Ghat mountain range in Maharashtra. The magnificent hill station boasts of dense green cover, pleasing atmosphere and verdant beauty that allure the tourists from various parts of the world. The hill station is also an empyrean for the adventure junkies as well. Trekking, rock climbing and paragliding are some of the exciting adventure activities that can be enjoyed by the visitors.

Nagaon BeachNagaon, Maharashtra 402204, India

Nagaon beach is 9 km away from the Alibaug city centre. Lined with the subtle greenery of palms, betel, and Suru trees, the yellow stretch of the beach is most famous for its cleanliness. The silky sand of the Nagaon Beach is famous for a host of water-based adventure activities which you can enjoy here at a reasonable price. Experience the life of the locals at the many homestays and resorts here, which make Nagaon Beach the perfect weekend getaway.

Raigad FortRaigad, Maharashtra 402305, India

The Raigad Fort is one of the major spots of tourism in Maharashtra. It is a hill fort that is based in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji has made this fort the capital of his empire in the year 1674. The fort is situated at 2700ft above the sea level. It is located in the Shayadri mountain range. There is a long stretch of nearly 1450 steps that leads to the fort.

Sudhagad fortUnnamed Road, Ghera Sudhagad, Maharashtra 410205, India

Sudhagad is one of the ancient forts in Sahyadri which is surrounded by Sudhagad wildlife sanctuary. This fort is called as the replica of Raigad. Trekking and rock climbing area. Adventure lovers can explore the sanctuary also.

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