Today the fort we will talk about in this article has been one of the most important forts of Maratha rule.
This fort, built at an elevation of 4603 feet, is known as Torna Fort.
Which is considered to be the highest fort in the Pune district.
Very popular among trekkers, let us know more about this beautiful fort of Marathas today.
So friends do not take much time, let’s start.
Where has Torna Fort come?
So first of all, the same question will come to your mind that brother, where did this fort come from?
Which is known as Torna Fort, Torna Gad, or Prachanda Gad.
This fort is very popular among trekking and adventure camping enthusiasts due to its elevated location.
By the way, Maharashtra is a state where many historical forts have come.
The Marathas ruled the state of Maharashtra for many years.
Due to this, most of the forts of Maharashtra were ruled by Marathas.
The Torana Fort is the first fort in all the defenses from where the Maratha Empire began.
Torna Fort History
Historical accounts found about the Torana Fort suggest that this fort was built in the 13th century.
This fort was built by the worshipers of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
Which was later won by the Maratha ruler Shivaji in the 17th century, which later became the center of the Maratha Empire.
In 1643, when Shivaji won this fort, he was just 16 years of age.
Shivaji named the fort ‘Prachandgarh’ and named it Toran.
Many monuments and minarets were built within the fort.
In the 18th century, the fort was captured by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb of the Mughal Empire after the assassination of Sambhaji, son of Shivaji Maharaj.
He changed the name of this fort to “Fatulgab”. But later, a doctrine (treaty of Purandar) was signed by the Peshwas and the Mughals, which was done and returned to the Marathas.