On the face of it Raigad appears to be remotely located. But Mumbai, Pune and Satara are equidistant from Raigad. It is located on North latitude 18 - 14 minutes and East longitude 73 - 26 minutes. Height from sea level is 2851 feet. Deep gorges separate it from the mountain range of Sahyadri, by a valley approximately 1.5 km wide. Through this valley the rivers Gandhar and River Kal flow. The Sahyadri mountain range surrounds Raigad from all sides
Village Pachad is located on main Mahad-Raigad road which is within 3 km from Raigad Fort. This was main historic village for shopping for Raigad which is so even now. Electricity, water supply and conveyance by State Transport buses is available.
Excellent trekking places exist all around Raigad.
It is on the East at a distance of 30 km and is clearly visible from Raigad.
Within a distance of 3 km in the Western Sahyadri range is located the Fort Lingana. It is at a height of 2969 feet from the sea level and was used to house prisoners by Shivaji Maharaj.
Nijampur is on the Northwest at a distance of 16 km from Raigad. This is a beautiful trek.
Pre-Shivaji era Village Birwadi is 24 km from Raigad. The trek is along river Kal.
The trek is of 21 km along the river Gandhari up to Konzar Then via Pachad to Raigad.
There are a number of other interesting places in the area viz Pratapgad, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Bhatghar lake, Sinhgad, famous sea fort of Janjira, Janjira-Murud beach etc., are some of the star attractions.