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Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Raigad Fort was built by Raje Chandraraoji More of Jawli later Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj seized the fort 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. The fort rises 820 metres (2,700 ft) above the sea level and is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort. The Raigad Ropeway, an aerial tramway exists to reach the top of the fort in 10 minutes. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British after it was captured in 1818.


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