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INFORMATION ABOUT RAIGARH
Raigad is located in the south western side of Maharashtra state with the district headquarters in Alibag. It lies from North Latitudes 17º51 to 19.80 and East Longitudes 72º51 to 73º40. The total population of the district as per 2001 census is 2,205,972.
Agriculture and household-industries are the main sources of livelihood in the district of Raigad.
Prior to Indian Independence, Raigarh was the capital of the princely state of Raigarh. The former king and his sons are still there. They still lead a royal life but with no rent to collect their palace is in a very bad state.
Raigarh is a city with a cultural heritage. It is famous for Kathak dance and classical music. This city has produced greate Kathak dancers like - Shree Firtu Maharaj, Vijaya Sharma and others. Every year, on Ganesh Chaturthi , a festival named 'Chakradhar Samaroh' is organized in which music and dance exponents from all over India visit and display their art. This event is organized in the memory of great king and musician Maharaja Chakradhar Singh.
The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing
ACCOMODATION/STAY OPTIONS IN RAIGARH
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