“Quite near to Mumbai, Raigad ropeway is founded by (Late, Shri V M Jog) and is located in Mahad (Raigad District, Maharashtra, India). Since 1996 as it was constructed it has become a well known one day picnic spot and one of the major tourist attractions near Mumbai and on Maharashtra tourism list. Lets understand this ropeway attractions and the fort in more details..”
Ropeway Facts and Details
Length of Ropeway : 760 meters.
Vertical Height : 420 meters.
Cabin weight : 100 Kg.
Safety : Quite safe, Alternate ropeway is available as standby in case of technical problems. Backup option like generator for electricity failure available, diesel engine and also manual operators for emergency issues on ropeway public safety.
Operators : A private company called ‘Millennium Properties Pvt Ltd’ operates this attraction since 2004.
Cost per person : Charges are very minimal, Just Rs.170 (INR) per person. Charges may change with time.
One Day Picnic Attraction
Being one of the only ropeway at a vertical height of 420 meters from ground, It is a safe mini adventure and an unique opportunity to land on Raigad fort riding. This is the only ropeway experience in Maharashtra ideal for one day picnic for fort location and not too far from Mumbai. The ropeway adventure starts from ground at base location called ‘Lower Station’, board yourself in the trolley and get ready to land on top of Raigad fort location called ‘Mena Darwaja’ (Queens Entrance). In those days only queens were allowed from this door which reaches ‘Queens chamber’ ideally called ‘Rani vasa’.
Tourist Attractions at Ropeway
This historic place is quite cost effective for the number of places to see included in package. Previously Individual tourist package costes Rs.170. Now ropeway tickets range from Rs.140 to Rs.275 (Depending on Kids, Adults, Single way or Returns Journey) which includes sightseeing and other attractions like Raigad Museum visit, 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 picnic.
Museum : The lifestyle of Marathas under the rule of Raja Shivaji can be seen on every artefacts inside the museum. Their are old weapons, photographs and other art work to be seen.
Film Show : The Raigad ropeway package includes this historic film show detailing about Raigad fort, This 22 minutes audio visual makes us understand and think on how and why was this fort made. Once done you will be guided towards ‘Lower Station’ to ride the ropeway.
Ropeway Ride : As detailed above is the final adventure to Raigad fort with a fascinating trolley ride taking you in clouds with breeze and scenic mountains around.
How to Reach From Mumbai
Via Road : Mumbai to Raigad distance is about 100 to 120 kilometres via pune express and national highway 17, taking about 1 hour and 52 minutes in car / jeep or any other tourist vehicle or bus.
Via Railway : Get a local train of Dadar to Panvel and get down at Vir-Dasgaon Station, From their take road ride (rental vehicle auto/taxi) or private cab to Mahad (Raigad).
Via Sea : Ride a ferry boat from gateway of India to Alibaug which takes about 45 minutes, From their take road way to Mahad (Raigad).
Via Air : No Airway possible, nearest airport being Mumbai and Pune airport, Then get the above suitable options to reach raigad ropeway.
Ropeway Address and Contact Number
Millennium Properties Pvt Limited
Raigad Ropeway Project
P O Pachad, Raigad District,
Pincode 402305. Maharashtra, India.
Contact 1 : +91-02145-274831 / 70
Contact 2 : +91-02145-202122
(Note : ISD is 91 and Raigad STD code is 02145).