Raigad Fort

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Raigad Fort
Raigad District, Maharashtra
(near Mahad)
Raigad fort towers.jpg
Raigad Fort towers
Raigad Fort is located in Maharashtra
Raigad Fort
Raigad Fort
Raigad Fort is located in India
Raigad Fort
Raigad Fort
Shown within Maharashtra
Coordinates18°14′01″N 73°26′26″E / 18.2335°N 73.4406°E / 18.2335; 73.4406
TypeHill fort
Height1,356 metres (4,400 ft) ASL
Site information
OwnerGovernment of India
Controlled byTemplate:Country data Maratha Empire (1656-1689)

Mughal Empire (1689-1707)

Template:Country data Maratha Empire (1707-1818)

 United Kingdom

 India (1947-)
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built byHiroji Indulkar
MaterialsStone, Lead
Garrison information
Past
commanders
Shivaji
OccupantsSambhaji

Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Raigad Fort was seized by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and made it his capital in 1674 when he was crowned as the King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire, eventually covering much of western and central India.