Tikona Fort is around 50 km from pune via Paud road and 65 km from Pune via Kamshet road. If you are wondering where to go this weekends then Tikona is the best option. Bacause it is easy to trek with families as well as the view from the fort is amazing. Though there is a single steep step road & you have to trek with the help of ropes permenantly fixed on the walls of the fort, it gives pleasure experience of trek. It will add trill as like Balekilla on Rajgad. All your fatigue will vanish when you will see the overview of the Pawana dam & birds wondering around the free space of the fort. You can also see Tung, Lohagad & Visapur from top of the Tikona. Tikona fort is also known as a Vitandgad. It is 3500 ft high hill.
For youngers 40 minutes are required to reach the top of the Fort. Trekking is beneficial to the health. It will give you long life. Main attractions on the fort are...
1. Natural top view of Pawana dam and other forts
2. Trimbakeshwar Mahadeo temple
3. Water tanks inside rocks
4. Satvahan caves
5. Hanuman temple
6. Taljai Devi temple
7. Chunya cha Ghana
8. Vital door
9. Bhuyari/tunnel door
Lohagad is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated close to the hill station Lonavala and 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level. The fort is connected to the neighboring Visapur fort by a small range. The fort was under the Maratha empire for the majority of time, with a short period of 5 years under the Mughal empire.
It is about 23.5 km from Lonavala and can also be approached from Lonavala. Tung Fort has an elevation of 1075 m above sea level. Since Pawna dam was built, it is now surrounded by water on three sides. One can ferry across in a boat from Pawna dam to its base village, Tungi.