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Fort 4: Weekend Trek to Raigad...Truly a Fort fit for a King!

The Magnificent Raigad  Name:  Raigad (Formerly Rairi) Height:  4400 feet/1356 metres above sea level Trek Category:  Easy trek through the Maha Darwaza climbing 1737 steps Equipment required :  None but w ear appropriate trekking shoes for this trek Base Village(s):  Pachad and Raigadwadi  Distance from Pune : 132 kms from Pune, via Tamhini Ghat Road. Bad roads (till the ghats) lengthens the travel time to about 4+ hours  Time to trek uphill:  1-2  hours  approximately.  A Ropeway (trolley) is also available to get to the top of the fort. Where to stay:  Staying overnight is possible in self-pitched tents or in one of the rooms or dormitories available there.  Booking site: Where to eat:  Carry your own food & water if possible as limited options are available.  Pithala bhaakri, vada pav, misal pav is usually available at the Sarja Hotel near the ropeway. Sometimes the vi