Today the fort we are going to 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 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 in your mind that brother, where did this fort come?
So friends .. Torna Fort has come to the west of India, there is a big fort in Maharashtra, Pune, in the beautiful district of Maharashtra state, ruled by the Marathas.
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 forts 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.
Why go to Torna Fort?
Now this question will definitely come in your mind that if you go there, why go there?
If you are interested in climbing mountains and are interested in the history of India, then you can fulfill your two wishes beautifully here.
Torna Fort is a perfect destination for trekkers and history lovers in Maharashtra.
This fort has come away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a quiet and pure environment amidst the greenery of the mountains.
This journey will definitely be memorable for those who love nature.
The most important is that you can experience a lot of trekking here and enjoy the adventure.
Which time would be best to visit there?
You can enjoy the beauty here after the monsoon (September to March).
How to Reach Torna Fort?
The nearest major airport is Pune, from where you can book private taxis or cabs.
Torna Fort is about 60 km from the airport, where it can take you about 1 to 1.5 hours to reach.
The nearest railway station is also from Pune, which is about 50 km from here. From here you can easily reach Torna Fort by taxi.
The Torana Fort is well connected by road with major nearby cities. Therefore, you can also reach by government bus.
Things to See in the Fort
- Bini door
- Kothi Darwaza
- Budhala Machi
- Zungar Machi
- Hanuman Bansheen
Forts in Maharastra
- Raigadh Fort, Raigadh
- Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad
- Lohagadh Fort, Lonavala
- Harihar fort
- Back Fort, Pune
- Sinhagadh Fort, Pune
- Rajmachi Fort, Pune
- Shivneri Fort
- Tung Fort,
- Purandar Fort
- Malhargad Fort (Sonori Fort)
- Janjira Fort, Murud
- Panhala Fort, Panhala
- Ghangad Fort
- Shanivarwada Fort, Pune
- Yashwantgarh Fort, Redi
- Sindhugarh Fort, Malvan
- Pratapgad Fort, Satara
- Korigad Fort, Aambi Valley City
- Kandhar Fort, Nanded
- Tikona (Vitandgad) Fort, Lonavala
- Vijaydurg Fort
- Vasota Fort, Satara
- Visapur Fort, Malavali
- Suvarnadurg Fort, Dapoli
- Prabalgad Fort