Kille Rajgad

'Rajgad' - the name describes the place itself, the king of forts. The capital of Marathas for a long long time. As the history goes this fort fort was built by Shivaji by using the wealth that he recoverd from his Torna take over. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. The place of historical importance, very near from Pune. Rajgad is south-west 40 Kms from Pune. Rajgad is famous for its construction. Fort is of 1350 Mtrs. high, Rajgad is famous for its Padmavati Machi, Sanjivani Machi ,Suvela Machi and 'Bale killa' - the pride of Maharashtra. It is almost 500 feet high and really difficult to climb.

The Padmavati temple is the only place where one can rest. Sanjivani Machi, Padmavati Machi and Suvela Machi Rajgadare places one can see over here. One can also see 'Chor Darawaja' and 'Pali Darwaja' on the machi. It takes about 6 hours to reach Torana from Sanjivani Machi. Suvela Machi can be considered as the strongest place on the fort.
One can have a view of various places like Purandar, Sinhagad, Mahabaleshwar, Raireshwar, Torana, Raigad, Manmohangad, Makarandgad, Varanda Ghat, Lingana, Lohegad, Visapur, Tikona & Pratapgad, from Rajgad. Bale Killa which is one of the most difficult forts to climb in Maharashtra is another attraction over here.

Location: Maharashtra 50-60 Km South of Pune
Altitude is around 4,500 ft
Getting there by (ST bus) Pune - Vajeghar - Pali or Pune - Gunjavne
Best time to visit All seasons except Summer Season
Other Forts nearby are Torna,Sinhgad,Raigad,Purandar,Raireshwar