TIKONA fort Information
This fort is also known as Vitangad is a hill fort in Maval near Pune in Maharashtra. The fort is of pyramid shape and the name is also given as per it as Tikona means “Triangular” Tikona. The major attraction of the forts is the large door of the fort at the entrance. The temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev, water tanks and Satvahan caves. Pawna lake, Tung fort, Lohagad fort and Visapur fort can be seen from this fort.
TIKONA fort History
The fort was capture by Shivaji Maharaj in 1657 when Maharaj brought the whole Konkan which was Nizam’s territory. The Deshmukhs from Maval region were incharge of the security of the fort. It was under the Dhamale Deshmukh family for a long time. The fort was again capture by the Mughals in 1665 under the commander Kubad khan who attacked the locals. The fort was recaptured by Marathas, During 1818 the battle was between the Marathas and britishers. After independence the fort was gone under the Government of India and was declared as a historical Monument.
Best time to visit fort
The fort of Tikona located over the Pawna lake gives the beautiful view of Pawna lake, as well as there are also some famous forts beside. Which are Lohagad and Visapur which can also be viewed from the fort. The fort height is approx. 3500 ft and it takes approx. 1 hr to 2 hours to reach the fort by trekking. The fort is very beautiful during the monsoon as there is every when greenery with view of the beautiful Pawna lake. The fort is fully covered with clouds during monsoon. Tikona fort trek is one of the dream destinations for trekkers which come from across all over Maharashtra to experience the beauty of this fort.
HOW TO REACH TIKONA FORT
- Mumbai To Tikona is approx. 121 kms Via Pune Road.
Mumbai ← 83 Kms → Lonavala ← 17 kms → Kamshet ← 21 kms → Tikona.
- Pune To Tikona is approx. 59 kms Via Lonavala Road.
Pune ← 24 kms → Dehu Road ← 36 kms → Tikona.