Best Forts to visit in Pune Maharashtra – Indian Forts -

Best Forts to visit in Pune Maharashtra – Indian Forts

Best Forts to visit in Pune Maharashtra

Hello friends, today we are going to see the best forts in Pune to visit and the best in a tourist boat. Pune district is situated in the mountain range of Sahyadri, so there are numerous forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj attached to this mountain range. And each fort has a separate history.

So in today’s article, we will get some information about this fort as well as which forts are very safe and worth seeing for tourism. So let’s get started.

The list of forts in Pune district is as follows

  • Rajgad fort
  • Raigad fort
  • Sinhagad Fort
  • Purandar Fort
  • Torna Fort
  • Vishalgad fort

And there are many more forts in Pune district, of which the above are the most famous and very good forts in terms of tourism. Below I have given a little information about all the forts and details about the road to go.

Rajgad fort

Rajgad fort, known as the capital of the Marathi Empire, is located next to the hill in Gunjavane village. This fort with huge towers and high valleys was chosen by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for his residence. From this, we can guess how strong the fort was. Even today the fort is very safe but it is time to repair it as some parts of the fort have fallen for a long time.

Rajgad is a very good hill or fort in terms of tourism and checking. Rajgad fort, known as the fort of kings, is about 400 to 500 years old. Definitely, a must-visit fort in Pune district. The feature of the fort is the huge walls on the fort, as well as the towers that are still standing today.

To reach Rajgad fort, one has to go to Pune first and then to Gunjavane. There are two ways to climb the fort from there after going to Gunjavane. The first route is very good for tourism. If you go to Pune for trekking, definitely visit this fort.

Raigad fort

A few years later, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj removed the capital of the Maratha Empire from Rajgad and built it on Raigad fort. This is because of the height of Raigad fort. Considered the tallest of all the forts, Raigad fort was very good from the point of view of the capital. This makes it difficult to climb the fort. But with some special facilities available for tourists, climbing the fort has become very easy.

At a height of about four and a half thousand feet, this fort still stands strong in the mind. One of the many things to look for when doing this is Takmak Tok. From this point, you can see the entire Sahyadri and nature there very beautifully. Similarly, the temple of Rayareshwar on Raigad is also very famous. The road to Raigad is first from Pune and then from Raigad village. If you love trekking, you should go trekking without going to the ropeway.

Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad fort is known for its large plateau. Due to the steep slope and strong construction, the fort is still in very good condition. It is said that one should go there and see the history of this fort. Most parts of the fort can be reached by car. And then you can climb the stairs and go trekking. 

Therefore, Sinhagad fort, which is excellent in terms of tourism, is also a famous place in Pune. To reach Sinhagad fort, there is a road from Pune to Khadakwasla dam.

Torna Fort

At that time when Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj established Swarajya, the first fort to be conquered was Torana fort. Therefore, Torna fort is also known as the pylon of Swarajya. The feature of this fort is its very high arch. Known as the tallest fort in Pune district, it is a great place to visit. 

There is also a way for trekking and complete safety facilities have been provided for the tourists. Therefore, this is another fort worth visiting in Sahyadri. To reach Torna fort, one has to go through Torna village via Pune and then Gunjavane.

Purandar Fort

This fort tells us the history of the entire Purandar village. There is natural beauty in the walls of this fort. This fort is a bit far from Pune but very good for trekking. The fort offers a beautiful view that all nature lovers will love. Purandar fort gives us most of the incidents on Purandar and its evidence. So you can also choose this as a trekking spot.

Vishalgad fort

This huge fort with excellent river bank is a great place for tourism. You can visit this fort with your family. All maintenance is done as you are allowed to climb the fort with complete safety. If you like trekking at mountain rates, these forts are great.


When it comes to the Sahyadri mountain ranges or the forts in Pune, we come across the names of these five or six forts. These forts, which are still strong today, are very good for tourism. And when you come to Pune or Maharashtra, you must visit forts. If you like articles regarding travel, and tourism then follow us.

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