Looking like the figure of a ‘Linga,’ this high point has an immense height of 2,969 feet and is a famous attraction for people who love trekking. It’s famous all over the world, of course! Being built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the historic year of 1648, this startling fort used as a penal settlement. In general, it was made with a purpose to protect central Konkan against the Sidis. For your knowledge, here the prisoners were locked up in rock jails, where one jail could hold fifty convicts. Also, this fort was taken into custody by a Colonel Prother in 1818.

Without any doubt, Lingana fort is a delight for rock climbers. For a lot of people, it is technically the most challenging natural rock climb in Sahyadris. Once you visit this place, the underlying issue with chewing over is rocks. So, it becomes essential for you to watch everything around, think where you need to keep your next toe, and where you need to keep your next palm. After reaching your destination, you’ll enjoy the beautiful vistas of Raigad, Torna, and Rajgad forts.

The entire trek, which is, for the most part, rock climbing, is best done all through winters or when the summers arrive. So, the well-known trekkers always recommend visiting here between November and February or March.

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Rock Climbing Activity in Lingana Fort

This trekking trip brings you the fantastic adventure of a lifetime together with a tremendous awe-inspiring experience. As considered as a tough-to-trek fort, merely a few trekkers come here, and among them, only a very few successful reach the pinnacle. As a point of fact, not everybody has that technical proficiency in climbing the fort. When you join a group of expert trekkers, it becomes easy for you to reach the top of this fort and that too with full protection.


Lingana Fort Climb Itinerary

You’ll wake up 5:30 in the morning, freshen up, and have your breakfast. After that, around 6:30 AM, brace yourself for enthralling Lingana trek by going down to Lingana COL, which is the primary source of this climb. Start hiking through the unproductive rock-strewn surfaces, which is not that easy as you may think. You’ll reach the top of Lingana by approximately noon.

After you get to the top, take pleasure in the exotic views, and enjoy your packed lunch at the pinnacle. Once done with the lunch, you’ll go down to COL via the cave structures close to Lingana. When arriving at COL, participate in adventurous activities such as rappelling.

Then get back to Singapur. From this place, you’ll take the bus for Pune by something like 6:30 PM. You can anticipate getting back to Pune by around 9:30 in the evening. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Reach Lingana Fort?

There are mainly two ways to get to Lingana Fort: One is from Mahad, and the second is from Pune. The route from Mahad: You can take an ST bus or train to reach Mahad, and from there, you will have to take a bus to Panne Village. Once you arrive here, after that, you have to walk a slippery trail of around one hour that will take you to the peak’s base. 

The way from Pune: This fort positioned along the small lane that bypasses Torna to Raigad. With this route, when you reach Singapur or Mohari villages, it is just one hour walk up to upland of Railing. After that, via the Gully close to the plateau known as ‘Boratyachi Nal,’ you‘ll reach the summit’s base.


Things You Must Carry When Trekking To Lingana Fort:

  • Comfortable & Warm Outfits
  •  First-class quality trekking shoes, slippers and don’t forget to keep an extra pair of socks
  • Sleeping bag or mattress 
  • A water-resistant bag that comes with plastic lining
  • Sunscreen and moisturizer
  • Water bottle, energy bars and snacks to eat
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