Maratha King Chhattrapati Shivaji's Raigad fort still stands tall with vigor even after so many decades. This is one of the famous fort of Raigad, apart from this there are many more in the list: Korlai fort, Birwadi fort, Prabalgad fort and Revdanda fort. Not only this Raigad has many temples and beaches too extending its hot tour list. Kashid beach, Kondivli beach, Harihareshwar beach, Shrivardhan beach, Kalbhairav temple, Pali ballaleshwar temple, Shri Lakshminarayan temple, Somaja devi temple, Jiveneshwar temple and Jagdishwar temple. How to get into Raigad from Nashik? Again, there are no direct buses or trains to this place. If you are covering the distance by road then you may take around 4 hours to cover 258 kms. As there are no direct trains from Nashik to Raigad you can go for a Janshatabdi Express from Nashik till Mumbai and another train from Mumbai till Raigad. This can be cost saving if you are looking for some pocket friendly way to reach your destination. Same in the case of bus, you can get into the bus from Nashik till Mumbai and from there get a cab to Raigad.
Distance between Nasik and Raigad is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Nashik is situated on the banks of River Godavari and is the holy city for Hindus. The World famous Shirdi temple is at Nasik and this place is also believed to be the exile shelter of Lord Ram, his consort Sita and brother Lakshman.
Derived from the Sanskrit word Nasika, it is here that Lakshman cut off Shoorpanaka's nose for trying to seduce Lord Ram. The famous Sita Gufa stands testimony to the epic Ramayan. It is home to the 12 holy Jyotirlingas and hosts the most sacred Kumbh Mela once every 12 years.
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Raigad is a district that locates itself in the state of Maharastra. The direct transport available to the city is a bus. The nearest railway station is Veer Dasgaon Railway Station, at a distance of about 40 km far from the city. The nearest airport to Raigad is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai which is 180 km away. International tourists who wish to travel to Raigad can arrive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and board by bus. The city is accessible by road from Mumbai through national highway four straight to Raigad. Tourists can also hire easily available cabs from Mumbai to Raigad through services like Savaari Car Rentals..
The city has been known as the formal capital in the region of Maratha Leader Shivaji Maharaj. The Raigad fort built in his region is one of the first places that is worth a visit. The fort stands on a hill 820 meters high with 1737 steps leading to it and located in the Mahad region of the city. One other such beautiful piece of art is the Jagadishwar Temple situated 25 KM from the fort. The structure of the temple is very different from temples across the country and matches the reflection of the ancient Mughal architecture. Another place worth a visit is the artificial Gangasagar Lake that lies in front of the fort and was built with the water from the river Ganges. The city also has a museum featuring the artifacts of the Maratha region, including but not limited to sculptures, paintings, weapons and farmer tools. The Jijamata Palace, situated nearby the fort was the palace of Jijabai, Shivaji mother was a great mansion where Jijabai spent all her lifetime was unfortunately ruined in the British rule is now protected by protected by the Archaeological survey of India. One can visit these places by hiring a cab from premium cab rental services like Savaari cab rentals.