• Roha

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Roha is a small city and taluka in the Raigad district. It is the starting point of kokan railways and end point of central railways (Mumbai). Roha is located between the banks of the Kundalika River and the hills of Kalasgiri.

Specialities

Kundalika River: Kundalika is a small river flowing from the Hills of Sahyadri to the Arabian Sea. This river originates at a small town called Bhira.Roha is located on the banks of Kundalika. The river is poular for the rafting opportunities it provides during certain months at Kolad.

Avchitgad:At the base of this fort is a village called Medha. It is a fairly easy trek through the jungle up to the fort which takes about an hour to climb. The great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji is also believed to have reconstructed this fort.

History

Roha is very well known for its Dhavir Temple. Dhavir Maharaj is the prime deity of Roha. Every year the town celebrates Navaratri at the Dhavir Temple. On the day following Dasra, a palkhi carrying the statute of Dhavir Maharaj is taken through the town where it visits each house for the aarti. It is presumably, only after Durga, Kokatta, that the palkhi is given government salaami with full honours.

Summary

Place Name: Roha
Additional Names: रोहा
District: Raigad
Category: Holiday
Best time: Anytime in the year

How to reach?

Roha is connected to Mumbai by Panvel-Roha railway line. Roha is also the northern end of the Konkan Railway. Roha is off of the Mumbai Goa Highway, via the Kolad road.


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