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.
Tikona Fort Details
- Tikona Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Medium
- Base Village for Tikona Fort: Tikona peth
- Region: Lonavala
- Total time required for climbing Tikona Fort: 1.5 hour one way
- Duration: 1 Day
- Tikona Fort Height: 3500 ft. (approx.)
- Cost Rs 1100/- (per person)
Tikona Fort Monsoon Trek Event Itinerary
Train timing for Mumbai people
Board Indrayani Express from CSMT (With ticket till Lonavala)
Time table of Indrayani Express
- 05:40 Mumbai CSMT
- 05:51 Dadar
- 06:14 Thane
- 06:35 Kalyan
- 07:15 Karjat
- 08:00 Lonavala
Train timing for Pune people
Catch local from Pune
- 06:30 Pune
- 06:35 Shivaji nagar
- 07:50 Lonavala
08:00 Meeting at Lonavala railway station and move towards base village.
09:30 Reach at base village and breakfast.
10:00 Start ascending.
12:00 Reach on top and explore.
13:00 Start descend.
14:30 Reach at base village and Lunch.
15:30 Start journey towards Lonavala railway station.
17:30 Reach at Lonavala.
Return journey options
Train options from Lonavala
For Mumbai people
- 17:59 Mumbai express
- 18:47 Intercity express
- 19:23 Indrayani express
For Pune people
Local from Pune
- People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
- Missing the train is missing Tikona Trek, no refund will be provided.
What is included in the tour
- 1 veg Breakfast and 1 Lunch
- Lonavala to Lonavala travel by jeep
- Trek Leader Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Travel till Lonavala from Mumbai/Pune
- 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
- Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
- Good Torch must with 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
1. Can we drive till Tikona peth?
2. Distance from Mumbai to Tikona peth?
Three hours drive from Mumbai 128 km approx.
3. Distance from Pune to Tikona peth?
Two hour’s drive from Pune - 80 km approx
4. Number of days required for this event?
5. Is there food available on Tikona fort?
No. Food available at base village
6. How much time required climbing Tikona fort?
1 hour (one way).
7. Where can we park our cars?
Base Village at your own risk
8. Is there any parking charge?
9. Are Toilet Available on Tikona fort?
Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.
Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.
10. Do Single Travellers Female sign up for these events?
- We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.
- Many Single Travelling Female join our events.
11. Are Kids allowed on treks?
Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only
12. What type of food will be provided?
Only Veg local home cooked food is available.
13. Phone Connectivity?
Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service
15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?
- Cash payment is not accepted.
- Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway
- On the spot payment not accepted.
- We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.
16. Will I get bottled water?
Normal well water shall be provided
17. Can I charge my phone?
No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required
18. How is the weather now?
Summer Temperature Night 20oC - Day 39°C approx
Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets
19. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on an immediate basis.
20. Can we listen to music on bluetooth speaker?
Listening to music on earphones or bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.
21. How do I make payment?
You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.