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Tunga Fort, Lonavala Overview

Tung Fort is a hill fort located close to Lonavala which is known for the Pavana Lake it houses in its complex. At 1075m, this fort is slightly difficult to climb. To reach the site, tourists need to climb 1,200 ft area of the fort that is a steep ascent. From the top, Lohagad Fort, Visapur Fort, Tikona Fort and Korigad Fort can be viewed.

Located in Kamshet, the fort is surrounded by water on three sides. Built by the Adil Shahi Dynasty in 1600, the fort was later captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji. The sharp canonical fort is visible even from a distance.

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Tung Fort Trek

The Tung Fort is at a height of 1075m above sea level. It is also known as 'Kathingad', meaning 'difficult to climb'. It has been reviewed to be a relatively average trek but beginners are encouraged to be accompanied by an experienced trekker. The trek takes about 1 hour to climb to the top and 45 minutes to come back down. The trail is not in the best condition. There are loose rocks and boulders. The steps are also narrow. The route lies on the edge of a hill, which adds fear visually and can be dicey. The view from the top of the fort seems worth it to most. True to its role as a watch tower in the past, the height here gives you a complete view of the Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys.

How to Reach

  • The closest airport is Pune International Airport.
  • The most convenient railway station near Tung Fort is Lonavla Railway Station, 24 km away. 
  • From Lonavla, you can:
    • Hire a car/taxi, from Lonavla to Tungwadi via Bhushi Dam and Peth Shahapur. The treks to Tung Fort start at Tungwadi.
    • Take a bus to Bhamburde or Ambavne village and get off at Gausalkhamb. You will have to trek to Tungwadi from Gausalkhamb (8km).

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