2 contributions. Tikona Fort, Lonavala: See 97 reviews, articles, and 282 photos of Tikona Fort, ranked No.7 on Tripadvisor among 49 attractions in Lonavala. History. So after a 1.5 hours drive from Pimpri-chinchwad, we reach this fort. Amey M wrote a review Nov 2020. I will share my own experience. Difficulty Level and Other useful tips:  Duration. 800/- per person • Cost … It is 1.45 hrs from Pune. Exciting trek route, amazing weather and stunning views of the surrounding region makes Tikona fort trek a must try hiking route in Monsoon season. It is a very easy route which takes you to the top within 1 hour. The trek from Tikona Peth to the fort is the ideal choice for a getaway destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Dates • 1st Nov 2020 • 15th Nov 2020 • 29th Nov 2020 • 13th Dec 2020 • 27th Dec 2020 Tikona Fort Details • Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Medium • Base Village for Tikona Fort: Tikona peth • Region: Lonavala • Total time required for climbing Tikona Fort: 1.5 hour one way • Duration: 1 Day • Tikona Fort Height: 3500 ft. Tikona fort base is 116 km from Mumbai, 60 Km from Pune and 24 km from Lonavala. The hill is pyramidal in shape and hence the name Tikona was given, which means “triangular” in Marathi. The fort is close to Pavana Dam. It is located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune.The village nearest to the fort is called Tikona-Peth. It is located near Kamshet around 120 km from Mumbai. Trekkers from different places gather here for yet another walk of 1.5 kilometres up to the actual starting point of the trek route. Suddenly the long pending visit to the Tung Fort trek came to my mind. The name Tikona means “triangular”. Avchitgad fort trek is a relatively less popular trek in the Sahyadri Mountain Range. The trail to the top is an exciting one and it … Moderate. Location Address: Medha, Mahuli fort trek is an amazing trek route through the dense jungle of Tansa wildlife sanctuary. Later on in 1657, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj won Tikona fort along with other forts like Lohagad, Visapur, Mahuli, Karnala, Songad and Tala. Tikona fort also known as Vitandgad fort is located south of Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Tikona Fort: A medium level trek - See 97 traveler reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. This trek can be enjoyed by beginners too as the difficulty level here is easy. The fort is almost 3580 feet high. Many hikers tryout Tikona fort trek along with Tung fort. Also known as Vitandgad fort, it is a popular trekking destination near Lonavala hill station. It is also called as 'Vitangagad'. Complete guide. Tikona fort is one of them also known as Vitandgad(वितंडगड). Difficulty. The fort is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means "triangle". 50. Max Altitude. This fort is very rich in history but still is on an unexplored state! Ideal Time for Tikona Trek: During the winter season as the temperatures are low and the weather is almost perfect. Tung fort is also named Kathingad fort. Tikona fort trek is best for beginner trekkers. Outstanding experience. Tikona fort trek falls under easy grade trekking routes. Length of Tikona fort trek is about 2 km. Some parts are almost vertical as the fort is triangular in shape. Tikona Fort trek lets you proceed through all the difficulties and on reaching the top, grasp the breathtaking view of Pawana dam, Kothligad, and the astonishing views of the beautiful valley below. It is a very easy route which takes you to the top within 1 hour. It is also called as Vitangad. You can take your vehicle till base and park it in the paid parking area. Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Medium; Base Village for Tikona Fort: Tikona peth; Region: Lonavala; Total time required for climbing Tikona Fort: 1.5 hour one way; Duration: 1 Day; Tikona Fort Height: 3500 ft. Fort is in a triangular shape. There is no need of a guide, still if you want to take help from locals, you can take that. Entrance gate at Tung Fort trek. Throughout your trekking routes, you have beautiful green slopes and valleys to capture some moments in the lap of Mother Nature. The trail to the top is an exciting one and it … The real Marathi name of the fort is Vitandgad, but it gets its more famous name from the triangular shape it is built-in. Had planned this weekend to visit this fort for trek. Grade : Medium (Ideal for beginners) - See 98 traveller reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. Vote Below! Tikona Fort, Lonavala Picture: Start point of trek - Check out Tripadvisor members' 6,221 candid photos and videos. Sunrise Trek to Tikona Fort ( Organised by Save Tours & Treks) Tikona is famous for it's unique pyramidal shape, exciting trek route & the panoramic view from the top ! Check below to get detailed info about the route to Tikona and other difficulty related tips. Visapur trek was planned as monsoon trek but turned out to be our summer trek. Time Required: It takes about 1 hour to reach atop from the base village (Tikona Peth/Gavhande village). Also, there are many shelters all along the trail, which helps to catch your breath. Please leave a comment below for others if you have been to Tikona or you have any questions related to Tikona trek. Trek Guide: Visapur fort Bhaje village trail. Lonavala Tourism; Lonavala Hotels; Bed and Breakfast Lonavala; Lonavala Holiday Rentals; Lonavala Holiday Packages; Flights to Lonavala; Lonavala Restaurants Forts of Lohagad & Visapur are also visible from the top towards North direction. One can get stunning views of the Pawna dam region and nearby forts from the top. Torna Fort is the highest hill-fort in the Pune District. Difficulty level of Tung Fort Trek. The fort attracts large number of hikers and adventure enthusiasts in the monsoon season. Stunning view of the Pawna lake & Tung fort! Tikona also known as Vitandgad is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. Lonavala Tourism; Lonavala Hotels; Bed and Breakfast Lonavala; Lonavala Holiday Rentals; Flights to Lonavala; Lonavala Restaurants; Lonavala Attractions; Lonavala Travel Forum The fort is accessible from Bedse caves. In 1585, the fort was won by Malik Ahmad Nizam Shah I of the Nizam Shahi dynasty. Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level | Tikona Fort Pune - YouTube Thousands of people trek Tikona fort every month. 800/- per person; Cost with transport: Rs. After Visapur trek, now we were planning for another easy level trek for monsoon. Some part of the Tikona fort trek has vertical climb due to the triangular shape of fort. Detailed Itinerary : MUMBAI : 5:30 AM: Report at Borivali; Reporting time for pick up from Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Chembur, Vashi, Nerul, Kharghar, Kalamboli McD would be between 5:30AM - 6:00AM anywhere on the highway. Follow the mud trail out of the village. Our group Amdocs DVCI Trekkers organised a trek on 14th October to Tikona Fort. Tikona Fort: Easy trek .. - See 98 traveller reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. The fort is close to Pavana Dam. Fort is located in Maval Taluka, Pune, Near Pawna lake. - See 98 traveller reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. From the parking lot, it should take 2 hours to get to the top of the fort. Locally, it is famous by the name Vitandgad. The trek. Just be cautious in the heavy monsoons when route becomes muddy & slippery. DIFFICULTY LEVEL:Moderate Height: 3579 ft Time for trekking: 1 1/2 hours from the base. Difficulty level of Tikona Fort Trek. This trek begins from Bhaje village. There is an Indian flag hosted on this fort. Tikona (also known as Vitandgad) is the dominant hill fort in Maval region in western India. It’s a great place to visit near Lonavala, Mumbai & Pune. Carry plenty of water and firewood. Tikona fort, also known as Vitandgad, is one of the easier forts to climb and would be a good introductory, yet interesting trek. Fort has got its name Tikona (3 Angles in Marathi) due to its triangular shape. A cave along with a large water tank is present on the left side of the entrance gate. Outstanding experience. Avoid restaurants near parking. Avoid in foggy weather as you can not see surrounding much. Climbing is moderate difficulty for family roughly 1.40 hrs. Tikona Fort is a dominant hill fortress of Konkan’s Pawan Maval region. Its twin fort is called Tung. (approx.) If you are visiting in the rainy season, ensure that you be careful on the steep patches as they get a bit slippery. Tikona Fort is a hill fort located near Kamshet region in Maharashtra. Although the hike is not much longer, a few patches are quite steep and they become very slippery especially in the monsoon season. Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Medium; Base Village for Tikona Fort: Tikona peth; Region: Lonavala; Total time required for climbing Tikona Fort: 1.5 hour one way; Duration: 1 Day; Tikona Fort Height: 3500 ft. Trek to Tikona Fort with Pawna lake visit. Tung Fort lies in the same region where the other popular forts like Tikona, Lohagad, Visapur, and Korigad Fort lies which I had already visited. If you want to return the same day, you should start early. Tikona fort, also known as Vitandgad, is one of the easier forts to climb and would be a good introductory, yet interesting trek. The fort walls are clearly visible from the trail. Cost Rs 1100/- (per person) Tikona Fort Monsoon Trek Event Itinerary. Takes 1 1/2 hours to reach to the top of the fort. Difficulty Level: Easy. I wanted to trek Triund and the person(Mr Mandhan) who responded to my enquiry was very patient to find the best way for us to do the trek. What is the difficulty level for Tikona Fort trek? PC: Mugdha Bhusari. Tikona Fort: Easy trek .. - See 98 traveller reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. The route going ahead of the cave have steps and takes you to the fort bastion. This is mostly a flat walk. Best Time To Visit: July to January is the best time to visit the fort. Anyone can complete this trek within 4.5 hours. Situated at an altitude of 4,603 ft from the sea level, it stands out among other forts in … Train timing for Mumbai people Height from sea level is 3500 feet. Tikona Fort: Good Trek Option With Less Exertion - See 97 traveller reviews, 271 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. Mahuli Fort Trek – Highest peak of Thane district! I would rate Tung Fort trek as a moderate level trek in terms of difficulty. Feet approx Region: Lonavala Address: 18.6317°N 73.5128°E Best Times: Monsoon and Winter. Trekking becomes exhausting after the end of winter season. (approx.) The name Tikona means “triangular”. Difficulty Level and Other useful tips: Difficulty level is Easy. Wall of the Visapur fort. The fort has a very big entrance gate. Date: 1st March 2020 Departure on 29th Feb at 10:00 PM Pickup points and time : 10.00 PM : Borivali Station 11.30 PM : Thane Majiwada Junction. It is known for it’s pyramidal shape which can be seen from the camping grounds in Pawna. Because of its pyramid-like shape, this fort is called ‘Tikona’ fort. There is a good motorable road till the base village. So be extra careful at these patches. Tikona Fort Information: Difficulty level: Easy (2 Kms) Time to trek: One hour. Location, Tikona Fort Trek – Beautiful hiking route near Pune, It is quiet an easy & short trek to reach on the fort. Bike ride and Trek was a perfect combination of adventure and thrill. Amazing fort near Lonavala. The trekking session shall be conducted by a supportive guide. Outstanding experience. Spectacular views of the nearby Sahyadri Mountain Range, Forts and Pawna lake region can be seen from top of the bastion. 1500/- per person ; Tikona Fort Trek Event Itinerary. Tikona Fort Trek. Also, there are many shelters all along the trail, which helps to catch your breath. This trek can be enjoyed by beginners too as the difficulty level here is easy. (This is shorter route) We started our journey at around 9am and reached torna at 11:30am. Tikona fort trek is located in the Maval region in Pune, Maharashtra. A Complete Guide To Torna Fort Trek. In 1660, Dhamale family ‘Deshmukhs’ of Maval Region took the responsibility of the security of the fort. It is quiet an easy & short trek to reach on the fort. The trail is clearly marked and it generally takes around one hour to reach the top. Tikona fort trek falls under easy grade trekking routes. The one to the left goes to Visapur and the one to … Tikona comes under the medium category as far as the trek difficulty level is concerned but for some of our trekkers, this was not an easy trek. Bhaje Village. Cost for Tikona Trek. Trek to the Tikona Fort begins from the base camp situated in Tikona Peth. Base Camp: The base camp for the trek is the village of Tikona Peth. July to February. This for do have steps after climbing some distance, but it took around 1.5 hours for complete trek. Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Medium; Base Village for Tikona Fort: Tikona peth; Region: Lonavala; Total time required for climbing Tikona Fort: 1.5 hour one way; Duration: 1 Day; Tikona Fort Height: 3500 ft. The height from sea level is 3500 feet and the views from the top are just breath taking. Otherwise, you can catch a ST bus to Paund or Morse from Kamshet at 08:30 am and alight at Tikona Peth. The scenic trek route is the main highlight of this fort! We parked our vehicles by paying Rs. Tikona peth is the base village to reach up to this fort. I will share my own experience. Cost without transport: Rs. However, the weather didn’t suit Akbar and he fall sick. Restaurants Nearby/ Eating Stuff: Few restaurants are available in the base which serves basic food dishes. After monsoons, you can see the reflection of the fort in waters of Pawna Lake. It is often called as a twin fort of Tung (Kathingad) Fort. Trek: Tikona Fort Time: 1 hour Difficulty Level: Easy Height: 3500 ft. Tikona fort trek is located in the Maval region in Pune, Maharashtra. All reviews pawna lake amazing trek difficulty level short trek rainy season carry your own old mumbai pune highway post monsoon no rush shiva temple nice place tung fort steps route dam trekkers road caves stone 5hrs clouds. (approx.) Locally, it is famous by the name Vitandgad. It’s a quiet offbeat trek route from Bedse caves. Tikona Fort is a dominant hill fortress of Konkan’s Pawan Maval region. However, later on the fort was recaptured by the Marathas. Cost without transport: Rs. From the base, it takes around 3 hours of trekking time. People from Mumbai and Pune often come here. Difficulty Level: Easy Time Required: 1-1.30 hours to climb and an additional 30 minutes for stopping and photographs. Unlike the other forts in the Pawna region, Tung Fort is the least popular among the trekkers. Lonavala Tourism; Lonavala Hotels; Bed and Breakfast Lonavala; Lonavala Holiday Rentals; Lonavala Holiday Packages; Flights to Lonavala; Lonavala Restaurants While climbing, one can experience the difficult challenge of reaching this fort. This is the base village for Tikona. 19-11-2020 'Good organizers. Now from here you can see fortification, some other water cisterns and downward route. Water leakages occur inside the cave in monsoon season. In 1818, Marathas had a war with British over Tikona which resulted in the huge damage of the fort. Story by Shivjith Sreejith. 10 to 15 persons can stay in this cave during non-monsoon months. Then take a walk towards Kevre village and get a boat to Bramhnoli from there. After climbing a patch there is a water tank but the water inside in it is unhygienic and not potable. It is also called as 'Vitangagad'. Forts of, This is the most common and preferred trek route which starts from the Tikona Peth village. Timings/ Opening hours: Fort remains open throughout the day. Tikona Fort: Beginners Trek - See 98 traveler reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. Shivaji Maharaj’s Son Sambhaji Maharaj met Aurangzeb’s son Akbar in 1682. Tikona Fort: Tikona fort - See 97 traveler reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. Situated on top of the Tikona peak, this fort has an altitude of 3633 feet from the sea level. Fort does not have well preserved structure. Tikona Fort: A medium level trek - See 97 traveler reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. The fort was mainly used for keeping an eye over the Pawna Mawal(Region). The 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means "triangle". On many blogs and on trekking sites, difficulty level is mentioned as easy, but it’s not that easy trek for first time trekkers, but it’s doable, would be a good introductory trek for first timers. The trek route is well marked and there's no need for taking a guide for the trek. After that meeting, Sambhaji Maharaj requested Akbar to stay on the Tikona fort. Difficulty Level: Easy. The fort was surrendered to Mughal Sardar, Views of Tung, Lohagad, and Visapur Forts. The trek route is not risky and is an ideal for beginners. Tikona trek information is given below in full details: During the weekends, the fort is usually crowded with trek enthusiasts. Private vehicles are also available at Kale colony to reach Tikona peth. Tikona Fort, a dominant hill fortress is a popular one-day trek spot of the Pawana Maval region of the Konkan. Altitude: 3,556 ft; Time taken: 2.5 – 3 hours each way; Water sources: None. Best time to visit immediately after rainy season is over and before winter starts. Complete guide. Basic Info: Tikona fort is a hill fort located near Kamshet [Maval region] in Maharashtra. Its a small fort, but yes very interesting because of the difficulty level. It is a pyramidal peak near Lonavala. Best time to visit. Tikona Fort Trek. This fort is visible from a very long distance. It takes about 1 hour to see the entire fort properly. The trek. After 4 km, the trail splits. Route: Pune to Torna fort via khadakwasla. It not safe to pitch a tent due to less space and high winds on the top. Just be cautious in the heavy monsoons when route becomes muddy & slippery. A trekker can explore the interesting entrance door, Satavahana caves, Trimbakeshwar Mahadev Temple, and tiny lakes and water tanks within. All reviews pawna lake amazing trek difficulty level short trek rainy season old mumbai pune highway carry your own post monsoon no rush shiva temple nice place tung fort steps route dam trekkers road caves stone 5hrs clouds. The fort is on top of a ~3500 foot hill and offers unhindered views of the entire region including the forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur. The word "Kathin" in Marathi means difficult. The fort has a very big entrance gate. From this point the actual trek begins. Things to do around Tikona Fort Trek to Tikona Fort: Trek to the Tikona Fort begins from the base camp situated in Tikona Peth. This is one of the good trekking spots in Maharashtra. Then from Kamshet the locals can guide you for the route to Gavhande Village which is also called as Tikona Peth. If your speed is good enough, you can easily trek to the topmost summit within 1.5 hours. 800/- per person; Cost with transport: Rs. Via this trek route, you can visit Lohagad, Visapur, Bedse caves and Tikona in a single visit. This is the most common and preferred trek route which starts from the Tikona Peth village. Rated : 5. 1500/- per person; Tikona Fort Trek Event Itinerary It is a pyramidal peak near Lonavala. Routes: First you would have to head towards Lonavala and from Lonavala to Kamshet. The trek route is not risky and is an ideal for beginners. Throughout your trekking routes, you have beautiful green slopes and valleys to capture some moments in the lap of Mother Nature. 2 contributions. Tung fort is located towards west side of the fort and is surrounded by the Pawna Lake on its 3 sides. If you have any queries, feedback or general suggestions, feel free to contact us via our PuneTrekkers Facebook Page. There is also a restaurant there called ‘Tikona Upaharagruh’ in the TikonaPeth village where you can buy water bottles and snacks. The trek from Tikona Peth to the fort is the ideal choice for a getaway destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Since Pawna was built, it is now surrounded by water on three sides. It is also known as Kathin Gad. The village nearest to the fort is called Tikona-Peth. Again in 1665, Mughal Sardar Jaysingh attacked the Maval region but remained undefeated. Trek Route / Difficulty Level The trek route is pretty simple to follow but a bit difficult in the last few sections. First give a visit to Tung fort and then proceed towards Tungwadi village (base village of Tung fort). Tung fort is located towards west side of the fort and is surrounded by the Pawna Lake on its 3 sides. Otherwise, you can stay in the Tikona peth village. (This is shorter route) We started our journey at around 9am and reached torna at 11:30am. Cost for Tikona Trek. Tikona Fort: A good Trek for beginners - See 98 traveller reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. Feet approx Region: Lonavala Address: 18.6317°N 73.5128°E Best Times: Monsoon and Winter. It is known for it’s pyramidal shape which can be seen from the camping grounds in Pawna. If you are doing the trek in monsoon, just be extra cautious as the route becomes little slippery. Tikona Fort: Easy one - See 97 traveler reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. Elevation/Formation: The fort stands at an elevation of 3850 feet (1091 meter) above mean sea level. This is Maharashtra’s popular one-day trekking spot. The trail is clearly marked and it generally takes around one hour to reach the top. Avchitgad Fort Trek – Unexplored fort with rich history. Tung Fort has an elevation of 1075 m above sea level. Tikona Fort, Lonavala: See 98 reviews, articles, and 282 photos of Tikona Fort, ranked No.7 on Tripadvisor among 49 attractions in Lonavala. Tikona also known as Vitandgad) is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. It’s all about your stamina. Reviews. Takes 1 1/2 hours to reach to the top of the fort. There is a water tank & ancient temple inside the fort. Winter is the best time to be here. Some parts are almost vertical as the fort is triangular in shape The highest point on the Morgiri fort trek is 3010 feet above the sea level. The base village of fort is Tikona-Peth. 3556 ft. Base. Torna is medium difficult level trek. Not much is known about who build this fort. Camping Info:  Amazing fort near Lonavala. The fort is almost 3580 feet high. The fort is on top of a ~3500 foot hill and offers unhindered views of the entire region including the forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur. Tikona Fort: Tikona Fort - See 98 traveler reviews, 282 candid photos, and great deals for Lonavala, India, at Tripadvisor. 1 Day. Later on, it’s a walk of half an hour till Tikona Peth from Bramhnoli village. Accommodation/ Camping Options: If you want to stay on the fort then there is a cave atop. Dates • 1st Nov 2020 • 15th Nov 2020 • 29th Nov 2020 • 13th Dec 2020 • 27th Dec 2020 Tikona Fort Details • Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Medium • Base Village for Tikona Fort: Tikona peth • Region: Lonavala • Total time required for climbing Tikona Fort: 1.5 hour one way • Duration: 1 Day • Tikona Fort Height: 3500 ft. If you drive till the parking lot, you will save around 25% of trekking time. IS. You can see Trimbakeshwar Mahadev Temple, Satvahan Caves and a Lake around the fort. Trek type. Amey M wrote a review Nov 2020. This is Maharashtra’s popular one-day trekking spot. Being the small fort, it was not of much importance in battle point of view. 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