Pilgrimage Tourism in Raigad District
Pilgrimage Tourism in Raigad District deals with the temples like Kanakeshwar, Shri Varad Vinayak Temple, Varad Vinayak Ganpati Temple and many other temples. Kanakeshwar near Alibaug is a famous place for cool climate and especially because of old temple of Lord Shiva or Mahadeva. Kanakeshwar is situated on a small hill and the nearby village is "Mapgaon"which is almost 12 kilometers from Alibag. The hill is almost 1200 feet high and one has to climb 700 - 750 steps to reach the temple of Kankeshwar. In the mid of the hill one can see "Nagobacha Tappa", which is known as the Place of Snakes and famous steppe "Devachi Payari". The temple of Kanakeshwar is very beautiful built in Hoysala architectural style in 1764.
Nature Tourism in Raigad District
Nature tourism of Raigad District deals with the hill station and the beaches. Matheran is very famous hill station. It is just few kilometers away from Mumbai. One can spend his time on the peaceful pollution free hill station. The natural beauty of Matheran is really mesmerising. The places to visit in the city are Hari-Hareshwar beach and Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Alibaug beach is one of the famous beaches of this region.
Leisure Tourism in Raigad District
Leisure Tourism in Raigad District covers with the Jijamata Palace, Mahad, Murud Janjira Fort, Raigad Fort and many other spots of tourist attractions. Jijamata Palace at Pachad holds important place in the history of Maratha kingdom. Jijabai, the mother of Shivaji is credited for the greatness of Shivaji, the Maratha Emperor. Jijamata Palace is the place where Jijabai, a lady of high values lived till her death. Unfortunately, Jijamata Palace was destroyed by the British East India Company during their rule in India. While Mahad is famed for the water agitation was mooted under the leadership of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar during colonial India. Other places of interest are Queen's Palace, Raigad Fort, Raj Bhawan, Takmok Tok, Torana Fort, Lingana Fort, Nijampur Fort, Birwadi and many other places.
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