Location: Raigad District
Raigad District is a district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Formerly called the Kolaba district, the district was renamed after Raigad, the fort that was the former capital of the Maratha leader Shivaji Maharaj, and is located in the interior regions of the district, in dense forests on a west-facing spur of the Western Ghats of Sahyadri range. In 2011 the district had a population of 2,635,394, compared to 2,207,929 in 2001. The name was changed in the regime of Chief Minister Antule on 1st Jan 1981. In 2011 urban dwellers had increased to 36.91% from 24.22% in 2001.
The district is bounded by Mumbai Harbour to the northwest, Thane District to the north, Pune District to the east, Ratnagiri district to the south, and the Arabian Sea to the west. It includes the large natural harbor of Pen-Mandwa, which is immediately south of Mumbai harbor, and forming a single landform with it.
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Kulaba (also spelled Kolaba) district was split from Thane district in 1869. According to the 1872 census, Kulaba district had a population of just over 350,000 people, with 94% of the population being Hindus, and most of the remaining population being Muslims. In 1881 the population was about 382,000, with 95% of the population being Hindus. Bhagat, Patil, Mhatre, Naik, Thakur, are famous and native surnames in Raigad district. At this point, the northernmost parts of modern Raigad district were retained in Thane district. Panvel, just across the bay from Mumbai, was not included in Kolaba district until 1883, and Karjat, an area in the north-east corner of modern Raigad district, was not placed in Kolaba district until 1891. Kolaba district was subsequently renamed Raigad district.
District Headquarters Alibag is well connected by road. Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Pen, Uran, Mahad are the Cities in this district having road connectivity to major towns and remote villages. Alibag is about 47 KM by road to Mumbai( Capital of Maharashtra )
Some of the railway stations in district are Karjat, Panvel, Mangaon, Navade Road, Taloja Panchand, Roha, Seawoods – Darave, Veer …. which connects most of the towns and villages in the District.
Maharashtra State Road Transportation ( MSRTC) runs Busses from Major cities to Towns and Villages in this District.
Place of interest
Alibag , Harihareshwar , Karjat , Karnala , Kashid , Kihim , Kolad , Matheran , Murud Janjira , Nagaon Beach , Nagothane , Raigad , Shrivardhan , Korlai Beach , Kashid Beach , Thal beach , Harihareshwar Beach , Diveagar Beach , Shrivardhan , Parbal , Pimpalwadi , Kuldharan , Rock Climbing , Funnel Hil , Karnala Fort , Akshi Beach , Alibag Beach , Nagaon Beach , Khanderi Fort , lighthouse , Kolaba Fort , Jananni Hill , Kanal Avenue , Dholwal Dam , Sharlott Lake , Prabal Fort , Panthers’ Caves , Garambi Dam , Gol Gumbaz , Garambi Falls , Nagaon Beach , deserted fort , Kolaba Fort , Musalman Bridge , Bhira Dam , Raigad Fort , Rock Climbing , Raylingi , Raj Bhawan , Diveagar Beach , Harihareshwar Beach , Kushmeshwar , are the Tourist destinations to Visit.
Temples in Raigad District
Ballaleshwar Pali, Rameshwar Mandir, Varadvinayak, Samartha Ramdas Swami Temple are the famous temple in Raigad District.