Amidst the beauty of Maharashtra, there is the majestic fort of Tikona. Tikona Fort is a fort perched on a hill and literally means three-sided fort. This fort has witnessed many dynasties rule in their era in the Maratha region. Also popularly known as Vitangarh, the fort is dotted with special features, such as the Maruti carvings, the small Hanuman carving, mammoth entrance, grinding wheel and what not.
This idyllic setting calls for a romantic day out or a short trek to the fort atop. As you reach the epitome, you will see a red colour flag that marks the highest point of this location. You will come across the small Trimbakeshwar Temple on your way to the point.
This fort was built during the Silhara dynasty and is still a beautiful site to visit. If you look down from the fort, you can admire the view of the fresh green grass and small herbs and shrubs growing on the walls and the vistas of the fields filled with water and vegetation in the wet months.
Activities- Tikona Fort is a great destination for a one day trek near Pune and Mumbai. You can admire the eye-catching views of the forts at Visapur, Tung and Lohagad. Also, relax at the picturesque Pawna dam or the enclosed lake and Satvahan caves. Waddle through the mud, look at the farmers working in the fields along the road, hear the sweet chirping of the birds, spot beautiful streams making this walk a lot more fun and evenly satisfying. Spot small flowers and practice hands at photography on your trek to this great destination. Witness the breathtaking views of beautiful clouds and soothe in the heavenly drops of water, notice the greenery everywhere and see the magnificent valleys on both sides from the top of the small plateau. Have lunch inside the caves and make this trip an amazing one.
Distance from Pune- Situated near Kamshet, Tikona is a small fort located 60 km from Pune, in Maval in Maharashtra. However, Bedse caves and Tadashi Temple are also located near to Tikona Fort which could be visited on your way.