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How To Reach Korigad Fort By Road, Train Or Air

How To Reach Korigad Fort

Nestled amidst the picturesque Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, India, this ancient fort has lot more to offer when it comes to trekking. During this trail you will surely have an amazing trekking experience which will be one of a kind.

Korigad Fort
Shri Ganesh Temple
Korigad Fort
Korigad Fort

The Korigad Fort is located 20 kilometers south of Lonavala in the Pune district, Maharashtra. 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 well known for its outstanding structure. Located at a distance of 22 Km from lonavla, Peth Shahapur is the base village of Korigad Fort. Trekking starts from this village.

Korigad Fort
Koraimata Temple

How To Reach Korigad

The summit rewards trekkers with breathtaking views of the Sahyadri mountain range. From the top of the fort, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Aamby Valley along with Tung Fort, and Pawna Lake.

The fort is surrounded by lush greenery, with dense forests, and beautiful waterfalls making it even more picturesque and drawing thousands of visitors every year. Throughout our trek, we have to traverse dense jungle and climb about 600-700 steps. Nature lovers will find peace and tranquility in the serene atmosphere.

History Of Korigad Fort

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. Over the years, it was controlled by different empires, including the Marathas and the British.

How To Reach Korigad

The fort has witnessed many changes, making it a valuable place to learn about our ancestors and their accomplishments. In addition to its historical significance, Korigad Fort offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Korigad Fort
View From The Top
How To Reach Korigad
View From The Top
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How To Reach Korigad fort:

By Road:

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-Shahapur is the base village to the Korigad Fort. 

By Train:

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.

By Air:

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.

Pro Tip: 

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.

Tips For Trekking To Korigad Fort 

  1. Plan and prepare.
  2. wear comfortable trekking shoes and clothing.
  3. Carry a backpack with essentials like water, snacks.
  4. Start early in the morning.
  5. Follow the marked trail and stay on the designated path.
  6. Take breaks when needed.
  7. Stay hydrated by drinking water.
  8. Take in the scenic views and capture memorable moments.
  9. Enjoy the journey and embrace the adventure.
  10. Be mindful of your surroundings and respect the nature.

Must Visit Places Near Korigad fort:

  • Lonavla
  • Pawna lake
  • Tikona Fort
  • Tung

Best Time To Visit Korigad :

Monsoon is the best time to explore Korigad fort. The monsoon season adds a magical touch, as the entire region comes alive with the gushing waterfalls and mist-covered valleys. 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.

How To Reach korigad Fort

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. Places to visit near korigad fort?

  • Lonavala
  • Bhaja caves
  • Tung Fort
  • Tikona Fort
  • Wax museum
  • Tiger’s Point

4. which is the Best time to visit Korigad Fort?

Monsoon is the best time to explore Korigad fort. The monsoon season adds a magical touch, as the entire region comes alive with the gushing waterfalls and mist-covered valleys.

5. History Of Korigad Fort ?

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. Over the years, it was controlled by different empires, including the Marathas and the British.

6. How long does it take to climb Korigad?

It takes about 1:30 to 2 hours to reach on the top of the fort from the base village of Peth Shahapur.

 

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