Pune is famous for so many things, from it’s heritage to its cuisine; vibrant cosmopolitan culture to places of historic interest. But apart from these things Pune is famous also for its getaways. One of this types of getaways is the many forts they have tucked away at different locations around this gorgeous city. Here’s out list of the forts around Pune you might want to visit on your next getaway!
Lohagad Fort – 76 km from Pune
An ideal destination near Pune for a one-day trek. Lohagad is a picture-perfect option if considering the very first attempt with trekking. If you love nature and want to explore it without spending money this is the right place to hangout. Not too far from Lonavala, Lohagad Fort is in Malavli. You may get down at Malavli station and hike all the way to the fort.
Rajmachi Fort – 80 km from Pune
This is an awesome trekking fort. Try and go there earlier in the day to avoid the crowd. It is a good climb up and very breezy! A unique and adventurous trekking experience for a weekend during monsoon. Simply reach Lonavala in the evening and start you trek the next day early morning from Tungarli lake.
Korigad Fort – 90 km from Pune
A little ahead of the Lions point in Lonavala, is Korigad Fort. Though this place is known to a few, so it has less crowd and is a little less commercialized. A good place to go on a weekend if the plan is to go hiking. Once you reach the top of the hill, the view is extremely beautiful and scenic. Amby Valley is fully visible from the top as well.
Sudhagad Fort – 130 km from Pune
Sudhagad lies in Pali, which is centrally located between Mumbai and Pune. It is just a few hours journey from both these cities. The hill rises to a height of about 618 meters and is well-fortified by steep cliffs. There are staircases and ladders to navigate the steep patches en route. Some of the places that can be visited around here are Takmaktok, Bhorai Devi temple, and Maha Darwaja, apart from the numerous water bodies on top.
Raireshwar Fort – 95 km from Pune
Raireshwar Fort is situated in Bhor Taluka near Pune, Maharashtra. Raireshwar has a temple famous for its historical importance in Maratha history. The temple is very old and was made of stone, later it was reconstructed in the 18th century. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took the oath of Hindavi Swarajya in this temple at the age of 16 in 1645 and which gave it, it’s importance in history.
Raigarh Fort – 130 km from Pune
Raigad is situated at a distance of 120 km from Pune. Named after the mountain ‘Rairi’, which is located alongside the district headquarters, Raigad is well connected to Pune by road and it is the best way to reach it as well.
Visapur Fort – 56 km from Pune
The Visapur Fort trek is a one-day trek accessible from Mumbai and Pune. It shares a common ground with the trail to Lohgad to an extent. If you’re an adventure seeker in and around Maharashtra, then this trek would make your ideal day. Malavli is the next station after Lonavla en route to Pune. It can be reached via local trains plying from Lonavla. Malavli is a quaint rail head with a boundary of village houses running right up to the railway station.
Harish Chandragad Fort – 165 km from Pune
Harish Chandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat, Kothale village and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding regions.