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Rajgad: Pictures & Photos

Rajgad Fort (near Pune, India) is one of the most grand forts of the Sahaydris. It was Shivaji Maharaj's capital for 26 years before moving to another grand fort, Raigad. Treasure found on adjacent Torna fort was used to fortify this beautiful fort. This fort is a must visit in any ones trekking/adventure list. One has to stay in the padmavati temple which can house 50 people. Water tanks provide water all over the year. This Lingana and Sinhagad are also visible from Rajgad.

Reaching this fort is by taking a ST bus from Pune(preferably swargate) to Velhe village which takes around 1.5 hrs. This fort has seen lots of historic events. The origins of this fort date back to 2000 years. This fort was ruled by Adilshahis then Nizamshahis and then finally the Marathas.
Rajgad is tristar shape with each ends having the grand machis and the bale killa or citadel at the center. The diameter of the fort at the base is 40 Kms and hence difficult to capture.

Main parts of the fort are:
Padmavati Machi: Facing north this has Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, chor darwaja, Pali darwaja, Gunjavane darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition) and remains of the castle.
Sanjivani Machi: This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machi faces west and has 3 layered fortifications making it extremely difficult to conquer. Each layer has a depth of 20 feet and just 2 feet wide which looks like a scary narrow well. This type on construction was to aide guerilla warfare.
Suvela Machi: This is another grand machi facing east with lots of secret routes, doorways, nedha (Mountain hole).
Bale Killa: This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water lakes and water towers. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.
Pune Station Halt
Pune Station Halt
Idhar bhi Latak ke !!: To the base of the fort
Idhar bhi Latak ke !!
Green Plateau
Green Plateau
Towards Rajgad
Towards Rajgad
Rajgadh Fort: Balle Killa in center: Nedhe (Hole in the mountain) of the left
Rajgadh Fort: Balle Killa in center
Cows Grazing
Cows Grazing
Climbing from padmavati machi
Climbing from padmavati machi

"Take it Easy Policy" Group
Bale Killa
Bale Killa
Towards Chor darwaja
Towards Chor darwaja
Chor Darwaja (Gate)
Chor Darwaja (Gate)
Dead Spiral Leaf
Dead Spiral Leaf
Blue Flowers in valley
Blue Flowers in valley
Grazing in the Valley
Grazing in the Valley
Chor Darwaja
Chor Darwaja
On the fort
On the fort
Beautiful Lake of Padmavati
Beautiful Lake of Padmavati
Beautiful Fort view
from padmavati machi
Beautiful Fort view
from padmavati machi
Stormy Dark Clouds over Torna
Stormy Dark Clouds over Torna
Sky and Clouds
Sky and Clouds
Padmavati lake: Torna in background
Padmavati lake
Towards Balle Killa
Towards Balle Killa
Gunjawne Darwaja
Gunjawne Darwaja
Citadel of Rajgad: Balle Killa
Citadel of Rajgad: Balle Killa
Tree Canopy Trail
Tree Canopy Trail
Maha Darwaja
Maha Darwaja
Suveli Machi and Waterbody
Suveli Machi and Waterbody
Floating Cloud Shadow
Floating Cloud Shadow
Suveli Machi Closeup
Suveli Machi Closeup
Suveli Machi from Maha Darwaja
Suveli Machi from Maha Darwaja
Padmavati Machi and Remains of the Palace
Padmavati Machi and Remains of the Palace
Green Road to Suveli Machi
Green Road to Suveli Machi
Chandra Tal (Lake)
Chandra Tal (Lake)
Suveli Machi from bale killa
Suveli Machi from bale killa
Natural Manicure Kit: A fish !: Hands in water
Natural Manicure Kit: A fish !
Fishes find a forest !: Legs in water
Fishes find a forest !
Natural Pedicure Kit: Fishes : Legs in water
Natural Pedicure Kit: Fishes
Dhwaj Buruj and Padmavati Machi
Dhwaj Buruj and Padmavati Machi
Window to the world
Window to the world
Pali Darwaja (Gate)
Pali Darwaja (Gate)
Sunshine on Padmavati Machi
Sunshine on Padmavati Machi
Pali Darvaja and Padmavati Machi
Pali Darvaja and Padmavati Machi
Foggy Rajgad
Foggy Rajgad
Sunrays
Sunrays
Clouds and Torna and Enlightened Valley
Clouds and Torna and Enlightened Valley
Sunet over Torna
Sunet over Torna
Cloudy Sunset: Torna engulfed in clouds
Cloudy Sunset
Beautiful Sunset (Spot a devil face ?): Colorful Sunset
Beautiful Sunset (Spot a devil face ?)
In the still of the night
In the still of the night
Sunrise at Suveli Machi
Sunrise at Suveli Machi
Bale Killa at Sunrise: Sunrise Silhouette
Bale Killa at Sunrise
A generation awakes !
A generation awakes !
Morning rays on Padmavati Idol: First rays of sunlight on the idol
Morning rays on Padmavati Idol
Tomb of Saibai
Tomb of Saibai
Sunrays and Hair
Sunrays and Hair
Somethings cooking !: Cooking fires
Somethings cooking !
Sunrise Silhouette
Sunrise Silhouette
To Sanjivani machi
To Sanjivani machi
Flowers and a Face: Flowers on vertical Rocks
Flowers and a Face
Tehalni Buruj (Watch Tower)
Tehalni Buruj (Watch Tower)
Sanjivani Machi
Sanjivani Machi
Padmavati Temple and ASI Office
Padmavati Temple and ASI Office
Baale Killa from Sanjivani Machi
Baale Killa from Sanjivani Machi
Daru Kothar (Ammunition Store)
Daru Kothar (Ammunition Store)
Nature Knights !
Nature Knights !





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