How To Reach Korigad Fort
The Korigad Fort is located 20 kilometers south of Lonavala in the Pune district, Maharashtra. It is well known for its outstanding structure. It is a hill fort located at a distance of 25 Km away from Lonavala in the Pune district. Settled at an elevation of 920 metres above sea level, it is a delightful place to visit. From the top of the fort, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Aamby Valley along with Tung Fort, and Pawna Lake. It’s really awesome to see the view from the top.
This place is surrounded by dense forest and lush greenery, making it even more picturesque and drawing thousands of visitors every year. Throughout our trek to the fort, we have to traverse dense jungle and climb about 600-700 steps.
It is not known exactly when this fort was built. But it is estimated that the fort was built in the 15th century. Later Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaaj captured this fort along with Lohagad, Visapur, Tung, and Tikona in 1657.
How To Reach Korigad fort:
Almost all the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Pune city. At the bus stand of any district in Maharashtra, you will easily get the number of buses to Pune. Then from the bus stand, you can take a cab or bus to reach the fort. Peth-Shahpur is the base village to the Korigad Fort.
You have to catch the train to Pune. From Pune railway station you can take a cab . Otherwise, directly take the train to Lonavala. And then from Lonavala station, you will easily get a cab to Korigad. Lonavala railway station is the nearest station to Korigad. It is situated at a distance of 25 km away from the fort. From Lonavala take the bus which goes towards Aamby Valley which will drop you directly at the base village.
Pune airport is the nearest airport to Korigad. It is located at a distance of 95 Km away from Korigad. From the airport take a cab or bus to reach korigad.
I would like to suggest you, as soon as you reached Pune, take a bike on rent. It will also save your time and you don’t have to rely on bus or train.
Must Visit Places Near Korigad fort:
- Pawna lake
- Tikona Fort
Best Time To Visit Korigad :
Monsoon is the best time to explore this fort. In monsoon, this place takes a unique look that we can’t imagine. If you really want to do some adventurous activity and witness the exotic beauty of this fort then you must visit this place in the monsoon.
Lush green surrounding, dense forest, waterfalls, foggy weather this all makes the mind crazy and gives a feel like we’re in heaven.
But keep in mind, in monsoon steps became slippery. By taking some precautions you can complete the trek.
FAQ about korigad fort:
1.How can I go to Korigad fort from Pune?
Ans. From Pune you will easily get buses or cabs to reach Korigad. As Number of buses run regularly from Pune to Korigad. This fort is situated at a distance of 91 km away from Pune.
2.How many steps are there in korigad Fort?
Ans. To witness the panoramic view from the top you have to hike 600 steps. It will take one hour to reach the top.
3.What other places to visit around korigad fort?
- Bhaja caves
- Tung Fort
- Tikona Fort
- Wax museum
- Tiger’s Point
4. which is the Best time to visit Korigad Fort?
Monsoon is the perfect time to explore this fort. In monsoon this place takes a unique look that we can’t imagine. If you really want to do some adventurous activity and witness the exotic beauty of this fort then you must visit this place in monsoon.