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INFORMATION ABOUT RAIGAD
Raigad District, also known as Raigarh District, is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Konkan region. The district was renamed after Raigad, the fort and former capital of the Maratha leader Shivaji, which is located in the interior forests of the district, on a west-facing spur of the Western Ghats or Sahyadri range. The district had a population of 2,207,929 of which 24.22% were urban as of 2001. 
The district is bounded by Mumbai Harbour to the northwest, Thane District to the north, Pune District to the east, Ratnagiri District to the south, and the Arabian Sea to the west. It includes the large natural harbor of Pen-Mandwa, which is immediately south of Mumbai Harbour, and forming a single landform with it. Part of the district is included in the planned metropolis of Navi Mumbai, and its port, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
The district was called Kolaba or Kulaba during British rule, a name that is derived from it ancient form, and which means the "Land of the Koli". The Koli are a fisherman community.
The district was called Kulaba OR Kolaba during and also after the British Raj ended. It was only during late 1970's that it was renamed Raigad, after a fort with same name & situated in the southern part of the district near Mahad. The fort of Raigad was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of Hindavi Swaraj.
Alibag a costal town (quite big now) was its headquarter when it was Kulaba & also when it has become Raigad.
The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing
ACCOMODATION/STAY OPTIONS IN RAIGAD
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