Pawna lake is one of the popular tourist destinations near Pune. It is popular for his view and also due to some historic nearby places. Below is a list of Forts near Pawna lake.
- Tikona Fort
- Tung Fort
- Visapur fort
- Lohgad Fort
- Korigad Fort
- Manranjan Fort
- Morgiri Fort
Tikona Fort is also known as Vitandgad) is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. It is located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune. The village nearest to the fort is called Tikona-Peth. The 3500-foot high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means “triangular”. In 1657, Shivaji Maharaj brought the whole of Konkan, which had been Nizam territory, under his control when he conquered Tikona along with the forts of Karnala, Lohgad, Mahuli, Songad, Tala, and Visapur. Read More.
Tung Fort is also named Kathingad fort. The word “Kathin” in Marathi means difficult. While climbing, one can experience the difficult challenge of reaching this fort. The fort is conical and has steep climbs with a very narrow route on the edge of the mountain throughout. From the Pawana Dam, reaching this fort requires a 400-meter climb. Its sharp, conical peak makes Tung Fort a prominent landmark, even from a distance. It has an oval shape, thick walls, and numerous bastions. A steep climb on grassy slopes leads to the ruins of a temple at the summit. A rocky staircase leads several feet down to a water reservoir. From the top of the fort, the Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona, and Korigad forts are clearly visible. Read More.
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch, and old houses. These two roofless buildings are surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa’s palace. In addition to a huge carving of Hanuman, there are also several temples dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Read More.
Lohagad is part of the Western Ghats. It rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level and is located to the southwest of the larger Visapur fort. The range divides the basins of the Indrayani river and Pavana lake. Lohagad overlooks the Pavana reservoir, located to the south of the mountain. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, Called Vinchukata (Scorpion’s tail) because of its resembling shape. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact.
During the monsoon, the top of the fort is covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet with growing moss. The roads and trails leading to the hill are quite slippery at this time of the year and precautions are necessary to be taken while venturing the routes.
Lohagad (Iron fort) is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated close to the hill station Lonavala and 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level. The fort is connected to the neighboring Visapur fort by a small range. The fort was under the Maratha empire for the majority of the time. Read More
Korigad (also called Koraigad, Koarigad, or Kumwarigad) is a hill fort located about 20 km (12 mi) south of Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 923 m above sea level. The planned township of Aamby Valley is built over the fort’s southern and eastern foothills. The closest village is Peth Shahpur, about 1 km (0.62 mi) north of the fort. Read More.
Manaranjan fort is one of the two hill forts that constitute the Rajmachi fortification, the other being Shrivardhan Fort. It is located in Rajmachi village which is 8.5 km from Lonavala in the Sahyadris mountain range. Manaranjan fort is 2700 feet high which makes it lower than the neighboring Shreevardhan fort. It has three gates and large ramparts. From here Karnala fort can be seen. There are some water tanks at the summit. Read More.
Morgiri Fort is a recently discovered and unexplored fort in the Pune district, located at an elevation of 3010 feet above sea level, Morgiri fort mostly would have been used as a watchtower. Morgiri Trek is situated in the same region as Korigad Fort, Ghanagad, Tung Fort, Tikona Fort i.e Lonavala region. Morgiri Fort was built in the era of Shivaji Maharaja. The base of the fort is too small and hence the fort was used to keep a watch on the region below. The fort was under the Peshave Empire.