“Not very far from Mumbai, Raigad Ropeway in Maharashtra was founded by the late Shri V M Jog and is located in Mahad village of Raigad District.
Since it was constructed in 1996, it has become a well-known one-day picnic spot for schools and one of the major tourist attractions near Mumbai, which is also on the list of Maharashtra tourism attractions. Let us understand the Fort Raigad ropeway attraction details like Timings, charges, and more…”
Ropeway Facts and Details
- Ropeway Operational hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Length of Ropeway: 760 metres
- Vertical Height: 420 metres
- Cabin weight: 100 kg/li>
- Ride Duration: 5 Minutes
- Total Steps of Fort: 1450 (Takes about 3 hours).
- Safety : Quite safe, an alternate ropeway is available as a standby in case of technical problems. Backup options like generators for electricity failure, diesel engines, and also manual operators for emergency issues on ropeway public safety
- Operators : A private company called ‘Millennium Properties Pvt. Ltd. has operated this attraction since 2004.
- Cost per person: As detailed below.
One Day Picnic Attraction
A perfect day picnic experience for school students staying near Mumbai Know about the famous fort, ride the ropeway, and see the artefacts and historic details about Maratha warriors.
Being the only ropeway at a vertical height of 420 metres above ground, It is a safe mini-adventure and a unique opportunity to land on Raigad Fort via the ride. This is the only ropeway experience in Maharashtra, ideal for a one-day picnic at a fort location and not too far from Mumbai.
The ropeway adventure starts from the ground at a base location called ‘Lower Station. Board yourself in the trolley and get ready to land on top of Raigad Fort at a location called ‘Mena Darwaja’ (Queens Entrance) in just 5 minutes. In those days, only queens were allowed through this door called ‘Mena Darwaja’, which reaches the Queens Chamber, ideally called ‘Rani Vasa’.
Ropeway Ride Charges
This historic place is quite cost-effective for the number of places to see included in the package. Previously, Individual tourist package costs were Rs. 170. Now, ropeway tickets range from Rs. 215 to Rs. 315 (Depending on Kids, Adults, single-way, or return journeys).
It includes sightseeing and other attractions like a Raigad Museum visit, a unique history visual of Raigad Fort (A video), visiting the fort, and getting complete details with a guide. Worth the cost for a day of picnicking. Below are the costs as of April 2020.
Both two-way and one-way ride charges are detailed as:
Two Way Ride Charges
- Public : Adults (Rs.315), Children (Height 3 to 4 Feet): 215; Seniors (60+ age, Proof Required): Rs. 215.
- College & School Students : Up to 7th Standard : Rs. 160; 8th to 12th : Rs. 215; Teachers and Staff: Rs. 215.
- Locals People : Rs. 140 each (Adults, kids, and Seniors) and Rs. 120 for local guides.
- Group Discounts : Rs. 300 (Group of 25 to 50), Rs. 295 (Group of 51 people and more).
- Physically Disable / Handicap : Rs. 200 (All Age)
- Raigad Fort Government Servants : Rs. 210.
One-Way Ride Charges: Rs. 185 (Public, all age groups), Rs. 130 (School students till 7th Standard), and Rs. 160 (School students from 8th class to 12th).
Attractions Included in Package
The ticket charges as detailed above also include the following attractions:
Museum: The lifestyle of Marathas under the rule of Raja Shivaji can be seen on every artefact inside the museum. There are old weapons, photographs, and other artefacts to be seen.
Film Show: This Raigad ropeway package includes this historic film showing details about Raigad Fort. This 22-minute audiovisual makes us understand and think about how and why this fort was made. Once done, you will be guided towards ‘Lower Station’ to ride the ropeway.
Ropeway Ride: As detailed above, this is the final adventure to Raigad Fort, with a fascinating trolley ride taking you through clouds with a breeze and scenic mountains around.
Accommodation at Ropeway Site
They also have accommodation options at Raigad Ropeway, Hirkaniwadi, A/P Pachad, Taluka Mahad Raigad, Maharashtra 412305;
Check-in Timings: 2:00 p.m.; Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
A double-bed AC room costs Rs. 2000, While a non-AC room costs from Rs. 850 to Rs. 1000. They also have a non-AC Dormitory option that has 10 to 14 beds for large groups of people. The cost per bed in this Dormitory is Rs. 400.
Charges may change from time to time.
How to Reach From Mumbai
Via Road: Mumbai to Raigad distance is about 100 to 120 kilometres via Pune Express and National Highway 17. The total distance from Mumbai to Ropeway at Mahad village is 167 Km, Which takes about 4 and a half hours.
Via Railway: Get a local train from Dadar to Panvel and get down at Vir-Dasgaon Station. From there, take a road ride (rental vehicle, auto, or taxi) or private cab to Mahad (Raigad).
Via Sea: Ride a ferry boat from the gateway of India to Alibaug, which takes about 45 minutes. From there, take the road to Mahad (Raigad). The new Ro-Ro Ship Ride, which is best to save time and a perfect ferry to get your car till Alibaug as of 2020.
Via Air:: No airway is possible; the nearest airports are Mumbai and Pune. Then get the above-mentioned suitable options to reach Raigad Ropeway.
Ropeway Address and Contact Number
Millennium Properties Pvt Limited
Raigad Ropeway Project
P O Pachad, Raigad District,
Pin code 402305. Maharashtra, India.
Contact 1 : +91-7447724993
(Note : ISD is 91 and Raigad STD code is 02145).
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