Torna Fort is rightly known as Prachandgad as this enormous structure stands tall at a height of 4603 ft. It is the highest fort in Pune district. It a significant part of history as it was the first fort captured by Shivaji. The route to the fort is as beautiful as the fort itself. I shall list down a few details related to the trek to Torna fort followed by a brief description of what to expect on this trek.
Location : Torna Fort, Velhe taluka, Pune.
Distance : From Mumbai - 220kms, From Pune - 60kms
Best time to Visit : Monsoon (since you would be able to witnessthe true bright colors of nature and also experience the waterfalls)
Altitude : 4603 ft. (1403 meters)
Difficulty Level : Medium
Average Trek Time : 2.5 hrs - 3 hrs one way and then the same amount of time back. A total of 7-8 hours approx. depending on how much time you spend at the top.
How to get there : If you are going with a large group, hiring a bus from Mumbai/Pune would be the best option. If you are on a budget, you can prefer taking a train to Pune and then take a bus which will drop you to Velhe Village bus stand.