Fort Rajgad is the first Capital fort of the Maratha Empire. The fort is built by Shivaji Maharaj for Swarajya.That time this is very special fort as it is capital of the empire.
Mainly fort is devided into 4 parts. Padmavati Machi, Sanjivani Machi, Suvela Machi and Bale Killa.
Padmavati Machi is very small in size as compared to other two machis. On this Machi there is a temple of Godess Padmavati. Due to this temple the name Padmavati is given to this Machi. just opposite to temple there is big lake called 'Hatti Talav'. it is said that Elephants came to take bath and to drink water in this lake.
This is the second bigger Machi amongst all three. At the time of construction of this Machi peopels found Idol of Lord Ganesha. After the completion of Construction it is placed in all bye Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, they said this is the right time for construction so the gave Suvela (good time) Machi to this machi
Sanjivani Machi is the Logest Machi in this three Machis. it is mainly devided in three steps. Each step has a 'Buruj' at the end of it. there is nothing to see on this machi exept double wall construction.
Way to Bale Killa is very dangerous. You have to climb on the rock paches to go up. Bale Killa have Trangular shape. Temple of Lord Shiva, Chandra Talav is the Places to see on Bale Killa.
Location / Way to Rajgad
From Pune you have to go first to Nasrapur phata. The base villa ge is Gunjavne. from Gunjavle you can start climbing on fort and enter from Gunjavne Darvaja or Chor darvaja.
Photos gallery of Rajgad fort.