TUNG-TIKONA FORTS

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Location : In Mawal Region, Near Kamshet, Maharashtra
Popular For: Trekking
Nearby Attractions: Lohgad - Visapur, Pawna Dam


Tung-Tikona are two popular hill forts in Mawal region near Kamshet. Both the forts are at a height of 3,500 feet, but the Tung fort is a difficult one to climb and almost 1,200 feet area of this fort is steep ascent. For tourists interested in trekking this is the best place.

Tung is also known as 'Kathingad', and was ruled by the Marathas. As the name suggests, the fort is difficult to climb. Phagne Dam on Pawna River near Kamshet is the place where one can start for trekking. Though the trek is tiresome, still one can enjoy the amazing view of the dam.

Now a days, there is not much to see on the fort, except the temple of Devi Tungai, Temple of Devi Tuljai, a small lake and a beautiful cave. But one can enjoy the marvelous view of Lohgad - Visapur on the north and Tikona on the east.

Architectural Grandeur Of The Fort

The Tikona fort is pyramidal in shape and hence popularly known as 'Tikona' or Triangle. It is also called as 'Vitangagad'. 'Tikona Peth' is the village nearest to the fort. Though trekking Tikona is not very difficult, but its 'Bale Killa' is a difficult job.

There are few monuments on the fort to see like the big doors, the temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev, a water tank and few caves of Satavahana era. The view of Pawna dam and other forts like Tung, Lohagad and Visapur are beautiful.

HOW TO GET THERE

There are regular buses and locals from Pune station and Lonavala to Kamshet

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Lonavala or Pune .



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