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


  1. ನಮ್ಮ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಬೆಳಗಾವಿಯ ರಾಯಬಾಗ ತಾಲೂಕಿನ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಪುತರತನ ದೇವಾಲಯಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಮೊದಲಿನ ರಾಜರು ವಾಸವಿದ್ದಂತಾ ಮನೆಗಳು

  2. This is Rainy season palace ..... Not summer residence


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