Korigad fort in Maharashtra is famous for its outstanding structure.Korigad is hill fort located at a distance of 25 Km away from Lonavala in Pune district.It is Settled at an altitude of 920 meter above sea level.From the top It gives panoramic view of Aamby valley along with Tung Fort and Pawna Lake.The view from the top is really awesome.
This fort is among the must visited fort in Pune.Also it is an ideal picnic spot for trekers.Surrounded by dense forest,lush greenery makes this place more beautiful and attracts thousands of tourists every year.Trek route to fort is cuts through dense jungle along with we have to climb around 600-700 steps.
It is not known exactly when this fort was buiIt.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 number of buses to Pune.Then from bus stand you can take cab or bus to reach fort.
If you are going with your own vehicle then you can simply refer Nh-48 National Highway to reach Lonavala.
You have to catch the train to Pune.From Pune railway station take a cab. Otherwise directly take the train to Lonavala.And then from Lonavala station you will easily get cab to Korigad.Lonavala railway station is the nearest station to Korigad.It is situated at a distance of 25 km away from fort.
Pune airport is the nearest airport to Korigad.It is at distance of 95 Km away from Korigad.From airport take a cab or bus to reach korigad.
Must Visit Places Near Korigad fort:
- Pawna lake
- Tikona Fort
Best Time To Visit Korigad :
Monsoon is 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 monsoon.
Lush green surrounding,dense forest,waterfalls,foggy weather this all makes mind crazy and gives a fill like we’re in heaven.
But keep in mind,in monsoon steps became slippery.With taking some precaution 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 attractions are near korigad fort?
- Bhaja caves
- Tung Fort
- Tikona Fort
- Wax museum
- Tiger’s Point
4.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.