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15 Forts near Pune for trekking and admiring

Be it the Marathas, Yadavas, or Chalukyas, rulers of every dynasty in Maharashtra gave tremendous importance to the construction and maintenance of forts. That’s one of the reasons you will find a fort in every nook and cranny of Maharashtra. Pune is a city that has many forts around it. Many of these forts were […]

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Rajmachi Fort

Surrounded by beautiful waterfalls, Rajmachi Fort is a nature lovers’ paradise. It was built by the Satavahanas and later captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1657. The fort has two citadels – Shrivardhan and Manoranjan, with a wide plateau surrounding them. The fort provides a spectacular view, of the waterfalls, lush green forests, and hills. A […]

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Pratapgad Fort

If you want to indulge in a day full of adventure, history, and scenic beauty, Pratapgad Fort is the place to be. It is one of the most well-maintained historical marvels in Maharashtra. Pratapgad Fort is also known as the Valour Fort as the heroic battle between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Afzhal Khan took place […]

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Kothaligad Fort

Kothaligad Fort is a 3100-feet high fort situated in the Karjat area of Maharashtra. It is also called Peth Fort because of its proximity to Peth village. Its short height and easy climbing make it a popular fort near Pune for trekking. And though it is possible to drive to Peth village, we recommend you […]

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Ghangad Fort

Situated near Tamhini Ghat, the 300-year-old Ghangad Fort was a jail used for housing prisoners. It was under the Maratha empire until March 1818, post which they had to surrender it to the British. The fort has two main gates with the arch of the main entrance missing. The place offers a panoramic view of […]

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Korigad Fort

Korigad Fort, which is around 3028 feet above sea level, is one of the highest forts in India, making it a popular trekking destination among youngsters. The fort was unknown for long until Shivaji Maharaj incorporated it into his kingdom in 1657. The fort remained under the Maratha empire before getting captured by the British […]

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 Kenjalgad Fort

Located on an irregular hilltop, Kenjalgad Fort is a rhomboid fort that can be seen from a long distance as one approaches it. It was built by the Bhoj rulers during the 12th century, and it was later captured by several rulers, with the British finally taking it over in from the Marathas in 1818. And […]

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Torna Fort

The historical significance of Torna Fort is that it was the first fort captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj; thereby, making it the foundation of the Maratha empire. With an elevation of over 4600 feet above sea level, it is also the highest fort near Pune. Over the years, it has become one of the favorite […]

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Rohida Fort

Rohida Fort, one of the premiere forts near Pune, was built during the rule of the Yadavas. Shivaji Maharaj captured this fort from Bandal Deshmukh, only to later hand it over to the Mughals in the Treaty of Purandar. The fort is popular among tourists for its Rohideshwar Mandir, and the seven bastions that are […]

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Tung Fort

Tung Fort is known for its breathtaking beauty.  It stands at an elevation of 3526 feet above sea level and is surrounded by water on three sides. Tung Fort is referred to as Kathingad Fort because of its conical shape, and steep steps. What’s more is that the fort is accessed via a narrow path […]

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