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Mahad is a city and a municipal council in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. In the 2001 census, the city had a population of 24,276 and its estimated 2012 population was 30,379. It is situated about 175 km to the south of Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay). It has become a tourist destination because of its beautiful surroundings and pleasant climate. Mahad has a personality of its own due to it is mythological, historical, social, and cultural importance. The city, vibrant and active on the industrial, political, social, and cultural fronts, has influenced the lives of some great personalities. Mahad taluka is the biggest in Raigad district by area.
Mahad’s history dates back as far as Raigad fort, the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Mahad is considered the Land of freedom fighters. Many revolutionary freedom movements in India originated in Mahad. It is famous for the water satyagraha of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for Dalits at Chavdar Tale, which played a turning point in Indian sociopolitical history.
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Konkan railway line starts from Roha-Kolad and exits Raigad district via Veer. Konkan railway operates 4 railway stations in Mahad Taluka, Veer railway station being the major among the four. But Mangaon railway station in Mangaon taluka is preferred over Veer to reach Mahad. Following are railway stations falling under Mahad Taluka:
Place of interest
Raigad, popularly known as the “Gateway of Konkan”, Mahad is among the famous tourist destinations in Konkan. Some important tourist attractions are:
• Raigad Fort
• Pratapgadh Fort
• Gandhar Pale Buddhist Caves
• Shivthar Ghal
• Lingana Fort
• Birwadi Fort
• Warandha Ghat
• Mulshi-Tamhini Ghat (Bhira)
• Vireshwar Temple
• Chavdaar Tale Park
• Hari-Hareshwar, Shrivardhan, and Diveagar Beach
• Dapoli-Mandangad beach
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