Distance from Pune

91 Kms

Distance from Mumbai

105 Kms

Difficulty level

Easy

Average time taken

1 Hour

Summit height

3028 feet

Region

Lonavala

Food

Carry your own food and water

Korigad is a beautiful hill fort which is part of Shivaji’s legacy. A temple of goddess Koraidevi also exists along with several smaller temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Several ruins of older structures within the fort still exist. We can also see some of the cannons lying on the fort. The panoramic view of the surrounding mesmerizes the scenic beauty of this land along with the trek to Korigad.

History

This fort was incorporated into his kingdom by the Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1657.On 11 March 1818, Colonel 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 cannonball he succeeded and this fort went to the British.

How to Reach

From mumbai and pune  :. Search for “Peth Shahpur” village on Google maps and Google maps will guide you to the last point of the Motorable road. If you see any route through Aamby valley, do not take that route as security guards at Aamby valley would not allow you to pass through the Aamby valley to Korigad fort. So better search for peth shahpur village which is the base of the hill trek.

Attractions

Temple of goddess Korai Devi, Six Bombard Cannons, 2 Lakes on the fort

Accomodation

There are plenty of open spaces on the korigad fort where you can set your campsite.

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