*Organized By Firasti Maharashtrachi – A Heritage Travel company*
*Date:* Sunday, 24th November 2019 (One day tour)
*About the Rajgad Fort:* Rajgad is a hill fort situated in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. Formerly known as Murumdev, the fort was the capital of the Maratha Empire under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which the capital was moved to the Raigad Fort. The Rajgad Fort is located around 60 km to the south-west of Pune and about 15 km west of Nasrapur in the Sahyadris range. The fort lies 1,376 m (4,514 ft) above the sea level. The diameter of the base of the fort was about 40 km which made it difficult to lay siege on it, which added to its strategic value. The fort's ruins consist of palaces, water cisterns, and caves.
The splendid architecture of the fort is divided into three parts, and the overnight trekking experience is simply breathtaking. The three sub-plateaus of Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee, and Sanjevani Machee surround the Balle Killa and house the Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake and Chor Darwaja. Explore the lush trails around Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar, Rajwada ruins, Horse lake, and several other important attractions for a tryst with history.