Hotels in Raigad - A district of Konkan region Raigad got its name from the fort called Raigad. This fort has special significance since it was used as capital by Shivaji the most popular Maratha leader of all time. Raigad fort is situated in dense forests in interior regions of Western Ghat’s west facing spur in the Sahyandri range. A section of this district also falls in Navi Mumbai which is a fully planned metropolis. The region also boasts of its own port known as Jawaharlal Nehru port as well as the Gharapuri isle which falls under Uran tehasil. Ural has transformed into a tourist destination because of the Buddhist & Hindu ancient caves present in the tehasil. Lonere town of Raigad has become an education hub with establishment of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University (DBATU – a unitary autonomous university).