Reporting Departure Arrival Time 6:30 am 06.00 pm approx. Starting Point Garware College Main Gate, Karve road End Point Garware College Main Gate, Karve road Day Plan: 6:30 am Bus leave from Pune (Enroute breakfast) 9:30am Arrive at Base village and start Trek to Tikona Fort 11:30am Reach Tikona Fort. 1:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm Leave for Base village 4:30 pm Bus leave for Pune 6:30 pm / 7:00pm Reach Pune
Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Malwa region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve centre of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction. The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists. One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visapur, Tung and Lohagad. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’. The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breath-taking. Malik Ahmed Nizamshah of the Nizam dynasty is said to have conquered the fort in 1585 and annexed it to the Nizam territory. Later, in 1657, Shivaji Maharaj brought the whole of Konkan, which then had been Nizam territory, under his control when he conquered Tikona along with the forts of Karnala, Lohgad, Mahuli, Songad, Tala, and Visapur.