Posted by : sandeep July 27, 2019
|Plateau of Korigad|
Stands at 929 meters high above the sea level in the Sahyadri mountain range, Korigad fort is one of the most preferred trekking destinations in Maharashtra for one day trek from Pune and Mumbai. Fort can be visited throughout the year. Even the trek to this korigad fort hill is also a great night trekking adventure and is comfortable to trek in the summer months. The fort is located around 24 KM from Lonavala, Maharashtra.
The trek to Korigad can be catogories in easy level trek. Everyone can enjoy the trek to this fort even if you are the beginner. It takes around 1 hour to reach the top of the fort.
There are two ways to reach the top of fort; one is from Peth Shahpur and second is from Ambavne village. Starting trek from Peth Shahpur route is considered to be the easier one than second mentioned route. Enroute you can have a magnificent views of tiny waterfalls and lush greenery.
There is not enough information available about the history of this fort. This fort was incorporated into his Maratha kingdom by 'Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj' in 1657 and remain under their empire until 1818. Approximately the 2 km fort walls for fort circumference are still nearly intact.
What to see on the Korigad Fort
2] Some of the Cannons on the fort.
3] View of waterfalls falling along in the way to fort.
4] Two ancient rock cut cisterns on the fort which are also called as a tank.
Best Time To Visit Korigad :If you love to monsoon and to view nature at its best then the monsoon is the best time to visit Korigad fort. or else you can also visit the place during September to March.
If you are visiting the place in monsoon then be extra careful while trekking as the track route are slippery.
How to reach Korigad :
By air: Pune airport is the nearest airport to Korigad fort. Before reaching to the airport you can hire a cab for Korigad.
By rail: Nearest railway station to Korigad is Lonavala. Lonavala is well connected to Pune and Mumbai.