The capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Raigad is one of the most industrialised districts in the country. Industries based on natural gas have been thriving in the district. Tourists throng the district to visit the historical forts of Raigad, Kulaba, Murud-Janjira and to enjoy its beautiful beaches. The famous hill station Matheran and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar memorial at Mahad as well as the first Technology University of the State have been set up in the district. The Rota beetlenut of Murud and Shreevardhan is in demand throughout India and is also exported