The Samadhi (Mausoleum) of Rajmata Jijau, the Mother Chhatrpati Shivaji Maharaj is situated at the Pachad which is base of the Raigad fort, on Pachad- Nizampur road.You must visit first to Rajmata Samadhi before Raigad trek. A small garnden developed around the Samadhi place.
Especially after the monsoon, this place becomes one of the most sought after trekking destinations for trekkers from Pune and Mumbai area. Since the fort covers a massive area, exploring all the sights and spots around the fort becomes difficult in a day and hence visitors opt for an overnight stay, to get ample time to explore all the parts of the fort.
Small useful tips for trekking for beginners. We need to take care of nature and our self in trek. Tips are given in Marathi Language.
Karnala fort also known as the Funnel Hill is a hill fort in Raigad district, about 10 km from Panvel city and 65 km from Mumbai. The fort is a protected property which is situated within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary and offers a great opportunity to enjoy a refreshing, easy trek.
Sahyadri Trekker Bloggers This is a small community of trekker bloggers who trek in Sahyadri, a unique mountain range in Maharashtra. The mountain range is widely know as Western Ghats. “Sahyadri” is blessed with History, Geography, Flora and Fauna.
Vajragad and Purandar are sibling forts very near to Pune (about 30-35 Kms). Its mythological name is “Indraneel Parvat”. As per Hindu mythology, when Lord Hanuman attempted to carry “Dronagiri” mountain range, a portion of it slipped off his hands and fell down to form “Indraneel Parvat”.
Maharashtra has many trekking gropus and organisations which offers and arrange trekking tours and nature trails on no profit basis. So if you are interested in trekking and nature trails but not have any gropus, check with these groups for current and forthcoming tours.