Torna Fort, the 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 treks around Pune. Being the tallest mountain of Pune district, this trek becomes a challenging one. Those who want to shift towards slightly tough treks, Torna fort trek is ideal.
From a 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 Shivaji Maharaj found pots full of gold coins. This money helped in the construction of Rajgad fort.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 1403 m.
Base Village: Velhe
More About Torna Fort:-
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 "Bini Darwaaja", the main entrance to the fort. Britishers said "If Sinhgad fort is lion's den then Torna is Eagles Nest. Two machies namely Budhla Machi & Zunjar Machi are main attractions.
- Fort Trekking at Night
- Balekilla climbing
- The fun-filled and exhilarating trekking experience
Local Cuisine (Pithala Bhakeri)
Day -1 :
Departure at 11 PM. from Pune (2hrs journey for base village).
After roll count, proceed by private transportation towards the base village Velhe.
Reach the Base Village at 1 AM.
Start the Trek by 1-2 am. (5-7 hrs trek),
Enjoy the Sunrise from the top of the fort, Balekilla, machi, temple, etc.
Lunch by 10 AM.
Start the return Journey towards Swargate Pune by 11 AM.
Reach Pune by 1:00 PM
We may reach an hour early or late.
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)
What is included in the tour
- Private Transportation from Pune to Pune
- Meals during the trek (1 Lunch - veg only)
- Expertise & Guide Charges
- Fun and Learning experience with safety.
- Basic First-Aid kit
- Forest Entry Tickets
What is NOT included in the tour
- Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits, etc.
- Anything not included in the what's included list.