Raigad district in Maharashtra is mainly known for its various temples and historic forts. Foreign nationals every year come to visit these spots and appreciate the architectural styles and historical backgrounds behind the formation of such forts and temples in the district. We shall now mention some of these forts and temples in detail below:
Raigad Fort is an important destination for every tourist in India from the historical prospective. This fort under the leadership of Shivaji had reached to its highest glory during the Mughal rule in India. It is from this for that Shivaji planned his most adventurous campaigns against the Mughal’s and the Sultan of Bijapur. There are many historical spots that can be seen inside this fort which mainly include Queens Palace, Nana Darwaja, Rajbhawan and many more.
Sri Harihareshwar Temple
This holy temple is located in the south of Raigad district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva along with Mother Goddess. Millions of devotees visit this temple to purify their mind and soul. The surrounding atmosphere of the temple is quite tranquil and spiritual. People can enjoy the scenic beauty of Savitri River on their way to this temple.
Kondhavi fort is stationed in village of Kondhavi near the place of Poladpur. The fort was primarily constructed for protecting KashediGhat and has immense historical significance to the local people of the region. Visitors will see a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is still worshipped by the residents of nearby villages. This temple is constructed in the top position of the fort.
This temple was constructed by Shivaji and is about 25 km north of Malad. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the architectural style of its dome bears resemblance to that of Mughal period. The surrounding area of the temple is quite for meditation to calm minds.
Purandar fort serves as a garrison for Marathi soldiers where they can took shelter as well as could store weapons and foods in case of emergency. People visiting this historical fort can see other places such as Padmavati Lake, Khandakada, Kedareshwar and many more. This fort is ideal for nice strolling and to be immersed in the historical nostalgia of that period.
This sacred temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is located in Sudhagad area of Raigad. People visiting this temple can see other interesting places like old Marathi forts on their way to reach the destination. The temple is named after an ardent devotee of Ganesha and had been constructed during the Mughal rule in India.
This small fort is situated in Tiger Valley between Lonavla and Khandala. Visitors can reach this fort from Khopoli. Visitors can see while strolling in the fort objects like cave in the top of the fort, small pond inside the fort and some ruins of old houses. The fort was constructed to monitor surrounding villages and areas.