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“Easy trek with steep stairs and amazing view”
Review of Tikona Fort

Tikona Fort
Ranked #14 of 46 things to do in Lonavala
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Pune
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“Easy trek with steep stairs and amazing view”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Tikona fort was small but lovely fort located near Pawna dam. You can climb this fort within and hour and for non trekker might be 1.30 hr to reach at the top. It is easy to climb. To reach at Bale killa, you need to climb stairs which are very steep.
The steps are split into 2 sections. A rope with bolts is fixed which gives you support while climbing. Climbing on steep steps can make you a tired. Each step is much bigger than a regular step. Take proper care during rainy season as rain water usually flows from these steps.
There are many places to see on fort. Entrance gate (Vetal darwaja), temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev', Water tanks, Caves constructed during Satvahan, stone grinder, Steep stairs which takes you at the Bale-Killa, bastion and Bale-Killa. The whole fort can be seen in an hour's time.
From top of the fort, you can have a view of adjacent fort Tung, pawna dam Lohagad and Visapur
There is only one food stall on fort which serves you very basic food like bhaji, vada pav etc.
At the base village (Tikona peth), you can order a lunch in advance.
This fort visit can be seen in half day and while return journey you can visit Hadshi temple.

Visited July 2013
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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“Astounding views all around”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Tikona is around 50 kms from Pune. Use the Mulshi road from the Chandani Chowk junction and go straight till you reach Paud village. Take a right from Paud village towards Chinmayanand Mission / Hadshi dam. Continue along the road till you reach Tikona Peth (22 kms from Paud village). Turn right towards the village and park your vehicle near a temple to the left. Start the trek early in the morning so you get a lot of time to spend at the top and enjoy the views - a difficult proposition considering it is usually a Sunday. Do not forget to carry insect repellant. Keep the environs clean; do not litter.

Visited July 2013
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Pune, India
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“Steep steep stairs”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Its totally worth it. The view of Tung surrounded by lake on all sides is a view to behold. Mind there are some really steep un protected steps. Can be quite slippery in rains. But the fort is majestic. Go for it!

Visited April 2013
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Raipur, India
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“Tikona Fort : Easier to trek”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This fort is one of the 4 forts standing around the Pawana Lake. The other 3 being Lohagad , Visapur and Tung. I have trekked Vispaur and Lohagad as well and found that Tikona is the easiest to trek. We went there in a group of 6 friends (all males). We got down at Kamshet Railwat station and got an autorickshaw which dropped us till the fort base.From there its a gradual and easy trek. It takes hardly an hour 2 reach the top. The surroundings are great. It gives an amazing view of the surroundins. You can see the pawana lake and the other 3 forts Lohagad , Visapur and Tung. U can touch the clouds and the mist on a monsoon day.Overall a very good option for new trekkers.

Visited June 2012
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