We @ Shikhar Vedh have arranged a one day trek to Tung fort on Sunday 28 June 2015 near Lonavala
Hope 2 c u wid us to enjoy
Info about Tung Fort::
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3000 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Tungwadi
Tung Fort also called Kathingad; difficult fort in Marathi is a hill fort in Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Tung Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Shivaji. It is small, and not able to hold more than 200 troops at a time. As such, it would not have been able to defend itself on its own for a long time. Its shape and structure suggest that its main function was as a watchtower guarding the road to Pune city.
The Dhamale family, one of the Deshmukh from the Maval region, was charged with ensuring the security of Tung Fort. During invasion, it served to provide a temporary distraction for invaders. Thus, the major forts of Visapur and Lohagad would have time to prepare themselves to meet the invading army. This fort served as a watchtower in the past because from top of the fort, a lot of area in the Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys can be seen, and thus, from the top of the fort, a watch on these areas can be kept.
In 1657, it became a part of Swarajya with all other forts situated in Maval region. In 1660, Netaji Palkar was appointed to protect this region. In 1665, Jay singh invaded this region. Diler khan and others destroyed the villages around Tung & Tikona, but were unable to conquer these forts. Then, according to Treaty of Purandar (signed on 12th June 1665), Kubad khan with Halal khan and others took over fort on 18th June.
Its sharp, conical peak makes Tung Fort a prominent landmark, even from a distance. It has an oval shape, thick walls and numerous bastions. A steep climb on grassy slopes leads to the ruins of a temple at the summit. A rocky staircase leads several feet down to a water reservoir. From the top of the fort, the Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona and Korigad forts are clearly visible.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Sunday 28th June 2015
Meeting point at lonavala station @8:15 am
MUMBAI Participants :
Catch early Indrayani Express to reach lonavala.
Time Table as below
Thane: 6.14 am
PUNE Participants ::
Board the Pune – Lonavala local train, Timings are as below
Pune Station: 06:27 am
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 am
Lonavala Station: 08:00 am
8:30 am :: Breakfast – Tea @ the Lonavala
9:15 am :: Move to Base Village by PUBLIC transport
10.00 am :: @ Base village
Introduction Round and details about trek
10:30 am :: Start our trek
11:30 am :: Reach the ATop
Explore, Lunch and Rest
1:00 pm :: Start descending
2:00 pm :: @ base
4:00 pm :: @ Lonavala
Start the return journey
reaching Mumbai / pune by 8.00 pm tentatively.
Things 2 Carry ::
LUNCH for the day (a must)
2 Liter water (A Must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
The cost for the trek is Rs 500/- per head
Traveling from Lonavala to Lonavala
Morning Breakfast – Tea
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