Raibag Rajwada: A lesser known summer residence of Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj

Overview: Taking one back to the era of Maharaja of Kolhapur, the Rajwada near Raibag in Belgaum District is a beautiful summer palace of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. Located at a scenic location near a big lake, the complex has 2 temples and a small Palace. There was nobody near the area and also the palace complex was in a neglected condition when we visited the place.

Raibag Rajwada


Temple at Raibag Rajwada
Raibag Rajwada

In the town of Raibag is the Somanatha temple built by the Chalukyas. The place was mentioned as Poovina Bage by the Kannada Poet Rajaditya who belonged to this place. Other than this, there are some Jain temples and some monuments from the Bijapur Sultanate.

Somanatha temple, Raibag

Somanatha temple at Raibag

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