Rajgad (literally meaning Royal Fort), is one of the forts of Maharashtra state in India, situated in the Pune district. The fort is 1318 meters above sea level.
Formerly known as Murumdev, it was capital of the Maratha Kingdom (Hindavi Swarajya) ruled by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which he moved to Raigad fort and made that his capital.
Treasure found on adjacent Torna Fort was used to fortify this hill.
The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. There are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjeevani Machee, and the central volcanic plug called Balekilla (meaning "small fort" or "citadel").
Known as the King of Forts.
Built and ruled by Shivaji Maharaj for nearly 26 years.
Recognized as the best fort in Sahyadri mountains.
A must visit place for trekkers as well as outdoor enthusiast
0615 hrs : Reporting at a pre decided place
0630 hrs : Proceed to Rajgad Base (Packed Breakfast)
0900 hrs : Reach Base village of Rajgad
0915 hrs : Start the trek
1200 hrs : Reach top and Explore the fort
1300 hrs : Lunch and Rest
1400 hrs : Start descending the fort, back towards Village
1630 hrs : Reach Base
1730 hrs : Start journey back to Pune
1800 hrs : Evening Snacks Enroute
1900 hrs : Reach Pune
Best time to Visit: Late Monsoon and Winter