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The most stunning site on Raigad Fort is the Balekilla with three angular bastions. A steep and risky climb leads to this spot. The main entrance is through Nagarkhana which leads to the Janani temple, the 'Chandratale' a water tank and the remains of the houses of the chiefs, the Ambarkhana (a granary), and the market place. The views of captivating Sahyadris and the auspicious Bhatghar Lake from this place are really incredible. The top of the Balekilla offers a panoramic view of the forts of Purandar, Vichitragad, Rayreshwar, Lohgad, Visapur, Tikona and Sinhagad. It takes about two hours to complete the visit of Balekilla.

The nearest airport is Pune Lohegaon Airport, (126 km) and the nearest railhead is Veer on Konkan Railway, (40 km). Mahad, 27 km from Raigad, is the nearby town.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Raigad


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