About Tikona and Korigad Forts
Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve center of the many activities of entire Maval Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona path. 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 breathtaking.
Korigad (also called Koraigad, Koarigad or Kumwarigad) is a hill fort located about 20 km south of Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 929 meters above sea level. The planned township of Aamby Valley is built over the fort's southern and eastern foothills. The closest village is Peth Shahpur about 1 km north of the fort. The fort is located about 929 m 3,049 feet above sea level, rising over 200 meters or 660 feet higher than the neighboring valleys. To the east, there lie two artificial lakes part of the Aamby Valley project which later drains into the Mulshi reservoir. There are two lakes on the top of the fort. This fort can be visited at any time of the year. Even a night trek during summer gives a nice experience. There are a lot of camping sites on the fort. There are three temples on the fort which provide ample cover. The Korai Devi temple can accommodate 25 persons.
- Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Medium
- Korigad Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Easy
- Base Village for Tikona Fort: Tikona Peth
- Base Village for Korigad Fort: Peth Shahapur
- Region: Lonavala
- Total time required for climbing Tikona Fort: 1.5 hours one way.
- Total time required for climbing Korigad Fort: 1–1.5 hours one way.
- Tikona Fort Height: 3500 ft. (approx.)
- Korigad Fort Height: 3000 ft. (approx.)
- Korigad and Tikona Fort Trek photos are available in the photo gallery.
- Trekker Fitness and Endurance: Medium and BMI under 30
- Best time to visit Korigad and Tikona Fort Trek: Monsoon Season
- Duration: 1 day
- Tikona and Korigad Forts nearest railway station is Lonavala.
- Trek Type: Fort Trail
- Cost for the trek: Rs. 3499 per person
Receive a trekking E-certificate on completion of the Tikona & Korigad Fort Trek
Tikona and Korigad Trek Itinerary
- 05:10 am - Meet at SGNP main gate, Borivali.
- 05:15 am - Leave for Tikona Fort trek.
- 05:35 am - Pick up at WEH metro station bus stop, Andheri.
- 05:50 am - Pick up at Kalanagar bus stop (on the highway), Bandra.
- 06:10 am - Pick up at Sion station circle.
- 06:25 am - Pick up at Diamond Garden, Chembur.
- 06:45 am - Pick up at Vashi below the main bridge near Vashi Plaza.
- 07:15 am - Pick up at McDonald's, Kalamboli.
09:00 am - Reach at base village and breakfast.
09:30 am - Start ascending.
11:30 am - Reach the top and explore.
12:30 pm - Start descending
02:30 pm - Reach at base and move towards homestay.
03:00 pm - Reach at the homestay and have lunch.
Explore surrounding and relax.
Dinner and stay at homestay.
06:00 am - Wake up and freshen-up.
06:30 am - Have breakfast.
07:30 am - Move towards Korigad base village.
08:30 am - Reach at the base village and start ascending.
09:30 am - Reach at the top and explore.
11:30 am - Start descending.
12:30 pm - Reach at base village.
01:00 pm - Have lunch.
02:00 pm - Start return journey towards Mumbai
07:00 pm - Approx. arrival at Mumbai.
Attractions near Tikona and Korigad Fort Trek
- Pawna Lake's peaceful and scenic beauty - Great for boating.
- Tung Fort's panoramic views and hike
- Lohagad Fort's historical significance and trek
- Visapur Fort for another nearby trek.
- Ancient Bedse Caves: Impressive Buddhist rock-cut caves.
- Serene Hadshi Temple: A tranquil spiritual retreat with lovely architecture.
Best time to visit Tikona and Korigad Fort Trek
The best time to visit Tikona and Korigad Fort is during the Monsoon season, which is from June to September. This period offers a pleasant and refreshing experience with lush green surroundings due to rainfall. The weather is relatively cool, making it ideal for trekking. Exploring the fort during this time allows you to enjoy the natural beauty and avoid the scorching heat of summer.
Tikona and Korigad Fort Trek from Mumbai
By Road: You can take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and continue towards Lonavala. From Lonavala, The Fort's is approximately 60 kilometres away. You can hire a taxi or take a Lonavala bus to the fort.
By Train: Take a train from Mumbai to Lonavala or Kamshet, which is well connected by trains from Mumbai. From Lonavala or Kamshet, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to The Fort's
Korigad and Tikona Trek in Lonavala is a small yet very enticing weekend trekking trip for nature lovers in Mumbai and Pune. Pack your bag, gather friends, and hit the trail.
Why should you choose Treks and Trails for Tikona and Korigad Fort Trek
- Six years of knowledge in managing Tikona and Korigad Fort Trek with all safety SOP.
- We were preferred by over 20000 trekkers last year with a 4.7 review rating of 5.
- We equip one trek leader for every ten trekkers.
- Female trek leader on each trek
- Provide an E-certificate on successful completion of the trek. Valid for a lifetime with 99.9 percent availability online.
- E-certificate is tamper-proof and shareable on social media and leading networking websites.
- The roadmap includes adventure insurance for every trekker and trek leader for all our treks.
- We self-operate our treks
- Group discounts available
- If you wrongly booked for different date or batch. And you want to change date within 3 days of departure, then transfer charges will be applied which will be Rs. 200/- per person.
What is included in the tour
- Travel by private non-Ac vehicle
- Day 1 – breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner (veg food)
- Day 2 – breakfast, lunch (veg food)
- Entry charges
- Stay at homestay on sharing basis
- Trek leader expertise charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
- All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
- Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
- 2/3 liters of water
- Proper face mask or shield
- Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek
- Good Torch must with an extra battery
- Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
- Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
- One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
- Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
- Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags
- Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet
- Sun Cap and Sunscreen
- Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
- Identity Proof
- Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
Covid Safety Guidelines
- Before planning for any adventure activity, please improve your minimum physical fitness. Most of us have been at home for a lockdown period.
- Please convey your real medical conditions to Treks and Trails India while enrolling for the event.
- Kindly wear three-layered masks, N95. Carry an extra disposable mask with you. Please ensure all participants, leaders, staff, and general persons wear masks before interacting with them.
- Carry with your hand wash, sanitizer bottle, and clean your hands before touching food and objects.
- Cover-up wear full sleeves shirts and full pants, hiking shoes, caps, and face bandana over your mask. Covering up will help reduce exposure to the Covid19 virus.
- Bring your food and water with necessary cutlery like utility mug, fork, and spoon. Your mug can be used for cooking, eating, and drinking water. Carry your reusable water bottles; please don’t share with others.
- Cooperate for temperature checks, questions reading any symptoms, and oxygen level checks; these are done to help you limit the spread of the virus. All these checks will be conducted multiple times during the activities.
- Kindly do not register for the event or travel if you have come in contact with someone who has Covid19 in the last 14 days.
- If you have any symptoms like fever, dry cough, weakness, body aches, etc., at the time of screening. You won't be able to participate in the event. You will have to be evacuated on the medical condition and should report to the nearest healthcare center.
- Maintain a distance of six feet or more while sleeping at night. Incase distance is not possible, try sleeping in a criss-cross manner to avoid face proximity.
- Please bring your garbage back to the city and dispose of it in your bin.
- Consuming any alcohol, cigarettes, pan masala, tobacco, drugs should be avoided; they induce a lot of spitting, urinating, and passive smoke, which can be harmful for the general population.
- Avoid touching new surfaces and touching your mask and face continuously.
- If your adventure destination is overcrowded, be prepared to change your location or wait for the crowd to reduce.
- If any participant, trek leader test positive after returning from the event within 14 days of the Activity. They should maintain transparency and inform Treks and Trails India. It will help all others isolate themselves and get tested. Participants and Treks and Trails will cooperate to help manage the situation.
- Carry your own personal gear.
- Keep the conversation with unknown people to a minimum and maintain a distance of more than 6 feet while talking.
- Avoid speaking with the general population and maintain distance to keep yourself safe in these difficult times.
- Participant need to install the Arogya Setu app
- 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
- 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
- No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date
- No show No Refund.
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
- If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
- If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
Treks and Trails Event Rules
- Kindly carry one Identity proof, at least for the trek with your address.
- We all are going for an adventurous and exciting trekking expedition; please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
- The leader's decision will be final, and all the members should abide by it.
- We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
- Swimming is not allowed in the lake or water tank on the forts. Locals use that water for drinking.
- Putting your feet in water tanks or on the canon is not allowed on our treks.
- Any addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco anyone caught doing it will have to exit the trek without a refund and travel back on own expense.
- People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
- Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
- Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
- We should strictly follow the code of conduct to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
- Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking.
- Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay or camping tents.
- Drinking/smoking,/eating is not allowed inside the tents.
- If you damage the tent, break the tent poles, you will have to pay us for the whole new tent on MRP.
- If you are late for the bus pickup and are not reachable on the phone during your bus pickup, the trek leader will leave without you, and we will provide no refund.
- Please check things to carry and wear trekking shoes on our treks.
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Here are some FAQs about our e-certificates:
Q: What is an e-certificate for trekkers and hikers?
A: An e-certificate is a digital certificate awarded to participants upon completion of a trek or hike. It serves as proof of participation and achievement.
Q: How do I receive an e-certificate from Treks and Trails?
A: Upon completion of your trek or hike with Treks and Trails, you will be sent an email with a link to your e-certificate. You can download it from the link and save it on your device or share it on social media platforms.
Q: Can I share my e-certificate on social media platforms?
A: Yes, you can share your e-certificate on all social media platforms. The e-certificate is designed to be easily shareable, so you can show off your achievement to your friends and family.
Eligibility Criteria for a Trekking Certificate:
To be eligible for a trekking certificate, individuals must demonstrate adherence to safety rules, teamwork, and cooperation.
Participants must achieve the following requirements for earning a trekking certificate: completion of the trek; physical fitness; teamwork and cooperation; knowledge of safety rules; environmental awareness; a positive attitude; great attendance; and punctuality. We appreciate their commitment to the sport of trekking and acknowledge their achievements.
Tikona and Korigad Trek, Lonavala
Tikona Fort and Korigad Fort are two popular trekking destinations located near Lonavala in Maharashtra, India. Both treks offer a unique combination of natural beauty and historical significance, making them a favorite among adventure enthusiasts.
The trek to Tikona Fort begins from the base village of Tikona Peth. It is a relatively easy trek suitable for all skill levels. The trail takes you through lush greenery and rocky terrain, offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. At the top of Tikona Fort, you can explore the ancient ruins, climb the fort walls, and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Sahyadri mountain range.
The Korigad Fort trek starts from the village of Peth Shahpur. The trek is moderate in difficulty and takes you through dense forests and rocky pathways. As you ascend, you'll be captivated by the scenic beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. On reaching the top, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including the nearby Mulshi Lake.
Both treks provide an opportunity to delve into the historical significance of the forts. Tikona Fort, with its triangular shape, showcases ancient temples and remnants of the past. Korigad Fort, on the other hand, boasts well-preserved structures, including a large entrance gate and a beautiful lake within its premises.
1. Can we drive to Tikona Peth?
Yes, driving to Tikona Peth is possible.
2. What is the distance from Mumbai to Tikona Peth?
It is approximately a three-hour drive from Mumbai, covering a distance of around 128 km.
3. How far is Tikona Peth from Pune?
Tikona Peth is approximately 80 km away from Pune, and it takes about a two-hour drive to reach there.
4. How many days are required for this event?
Only one day is required for this event.
5. Is there food available on Tikona Fort?
No, there is no food available on Tikona Fort. However, food can be found at the base village.
6. How much time is required to climb Tikona Fort?
It takes approximately one hour to climb Tikona Fort (one way).
7. Where can we park our cars?
Cars can be parked at the base village at your own risk.
8. Is there any parking charge?
Yes, there might be a parking charge.
9. Are toilets available on Tikona Fort?
No, toilets are not available during the trek. However, there might be toilet tents provided at the villagers' house with an eastern style commode.
10. Do solo female travelers sign up for these events?
Yes, many solo female travelers join our events. The male-female ratio is typically 60-40% or more.
11. Are kids allowed on treks?
Kids below 15 years are allowed on treks only under parental supervision.
12. What type of food will be provided?
Only vegetarian local home-cooked food will be available.
13. Is there phone connectivity?
There is limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services.
14. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?
Cash payment is not accepted. Registration requires 100% upfront payment through methods such as Paytm, UPI, NEFT, IMPS, or Payment Gateway. Spot payments are not accepted, and prior booking is necessary.
15. Will I get bottled water?
Normal well water will be provided.
16.Can I charge my phone?
There is no electricity available, so it is advised to carry a power bank if needed.
17. How is the current weather?
During summer, the temperature ranges from around 20°C at night to 39°C during the day. In monsoon, heavy rainfall occurs, so it is recommended to double pack expensive phones and gadgets.
18. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
No, smoking or drinking alcohol is not allowed. Anyone caught doing so will be asked to leave the event immediately.
19. Can we listen to music on a Bluetooth speaker?
Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking, and Bluetooth speakers are not allowed inside the homestay.
20. How can I make the payment?
You can make the payment online on our website under the "How to Register" section.
21. Tikona Fort difficulty level
Tikona Fort is usually considered easy. People with average fitness can hike to the fort. Most people can climb Tikona Fort in an hour one way. However, to ensure a safe and comfortable trek, it's best to wear proper footwear, carry enough water.
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