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 carved into a vertical cliff, which makes it a difficult climb.

The Adil Shahi dynasty built it in the 17th century, but the great ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured it. Its small size ensured that troops could not be garrisoned in the fort. The fort was a perfect hideaway from invaders because of its beauty and difficulty of access. Local Maratha inhabitants loved this fact because it gave troops in neighboring forts time to arm themselves to fight off an attack by outsiders. Indeed, at one time it served as a watchtower for the great Maratha dynasty.

Tung Fort is located near the Tungwadi village, which is also accessible from Lonavala. It is a climb of approximately 300 meters from the village to this fort, and travel is difficult because the only road leading to the fort is rough and unfinished. 

  • Distance from Pune: Around 65 km via Paud Road

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