Torna fort, highest fort in Pune. It is to the south-west 75 Kms from Pune. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification.
Torna is one of the most favoured trek around Pune. Being the tallest mountain of Pune district, this trek becomes challenging one. Those who want to shift towards slightly tough treks, Torna fort trek is ideal.
From historical point of view this fort is important because it was the first fort won by Shivaji Maharaj. Also it is said that during repairs of the fort ShivajiMaharaj found pots full of gold coins. This money helped in the construction of Rajgad fort.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 1403 m.
Base Village: Welhe
More about Torna :-
Torna Fort, also known as Prachandagad, is a large fort located in Pune district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is historically significant because it was the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16, forming the nucleus of the Maratha empire.
The hill has an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district. The name derives from Prachanda (Marathi for huge or massive) and gad (Marathi for fort).The way to the top is moderate to difficult, with some precautions to be taken in the rainy season.
It is a two- or three-hour climb to the “BiniDarwaaja”, the main entrance to the fort.Britishers said “If Sinhagad fort is lions den then Torna is Eagles Nest.Twomachies namely Budhla Machi & Zunjar Machi are main attractions.
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