Monday, August 31, 2009

Korigad trekking--- Full 2 Chill


I, Shridhar Purandare ,am back with one more trekking treat for travelers and that place is Korigad a.k.a Koraigad.

We did this trek twice in 2008. Its very awesome trek for beginners.

At a Glance some information about Korigad ....

Trek Korigad
Alias -
Type Hill Fort
District Pune
Height above mean sea level 3050 feet
Base Village Peth-Shahpur/Ambivali
Minimum Duration 1 Day
Region Lonavala
Transport Reach Lonavala by train or S.T. Then by a local vehicle (Jeep/tempo) reach the village Shahpur (~25 km).
Time to reach the top About 1 1/2 hours from the Shahpur
Water Availability Water is available on the top
Best season to visit Monsoon
Sights to visit Korlaidevi temple, Ganesh temple, Caves, Lake, Ambe Valley View From top ...
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Caves half way to the fort

Now time for some history about the fort :

This fort was incorporated into his kingdom by Shivaji along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Col. Prother tried to take over this fort but even after a prolonged siege could not make any headway. Finally on 14 March, by igniting the stored ammunition by means of a loose cannon ball he succeeded and this fort went to the British.

I and Dhawal sneaked through Pune to reach Peth- Shivapur via Lonavala which is the base village . Fort has stairs all the way to the top. In Monsoon water flows over the steps and walk becomes amazing.

Caves are there in the middle which can accommodate 10-15 people.

Caves are accompanied by temple.

When you will reach the top you will get mesmerized by the beauteous surroundings.
There are two small ponds. You can enjoy swimming here with caution.
Do not go to end of the pond.

Natural swimming pools covered by lush green border completely refresh your mind.

There are few canons around the fort. Forts area is pretty small so you can roam around in an hour.

Best benefit is that you can see all Ambe valley City from the top. If you have a binocular then its a treat !!!!!! You may spot some celebrities roaming around.

Views are so awesome and wondrous that you forget the time!!!!
Make sure you do not go to edges of the fort. Which are not that strong.

Chilling in the pool, Roaming in the fog, Admiring Sahara Ambe valley City and getting soaked in the rain is the routine you should follow on this fort.

Your return journey to Pune will be a heaven ride as it will pass thorough some of the finest points in Lonavala.

As always you can contact me for queries and information. Comments/Suggestions are expected. :)

Shridhar Purandare


  1. Very well written. Very helpful to anyone going to Korigad. Overall blog is very good, and very helpful.

  2. One of the most popular sightseeing spots in Lonavala, Korigad Fort is a must visit for its sheer beauty. Don’t let your budget stop you from a stealing the memories of a lifetime with a holiday here. So take a pick from these budget hotels in Lonavala and enjoy your stay.

  3. Korigad is a lovely place. Loved to read this blog. well written and the pictures were awesome. Thanks for sharing this post. I was planning for my trip to this place. This blog really helps for my trip. If anyone wants to travel to Pune Make your trip in SRS Travels.



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