But do not depend on them. The terrain gets very slippery and hence is not recommended at least for beginners. From the base, it takes around 3 hours of trekking time. Situated at an altitude of 4,603 ft from the sea level, it stands out among other forts in the western ghats of Maharashtra. 6-12-2020. While trekking here, you come across beautiful sunflowers. PROTIPIf you are travelling in a group with 5 to 6 people, hire a cab from Pune. Progressively increase the distance you run in a workout until you can complete 5 km in 35 mins. The trail is 11 km uphill and you can easily complete it within 3 hours. Progressively increase your pace to cover 25 km in one hour. Get into a bus that directly goes to Velhe from Pune. Rajgad trek has multiple routes with varying difficulty levels. Hence the name. I would rate Vasota Fort jungle trek as an easy to medium level trek in terms of difficulty. If you want to go … One needs to be extra careful during the rainy season as the rocky patches get extremely slippery. Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate (depending on the trek route ... in India. Trek to the Torna fort unfolds many exciting things. While arriving towards the base village of the Torna fort, there was a river bed (not much big), where the villagers used to wash their clothes in the bed of the river.We had not bathed for 2 days. It consists of an initial climb through a muddy yet forested area at the … Trek is tough , specially last one third. And you may not be able to explore anything on the fort due to the fog. Here's a screenshot of Google Maps route of the trek path. The final stretch of the trek begins as soon as you start to climb the wall of the fort. It stands behind the village as a guard taking care of the villagers!! It is the highest fort in Pune and offers some spectacular views of the Sahyadri mountains. It helps to avoid accidents. Torna fort was the first fort … For any kind of emergency help, you can contact the Pan-India Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) number- 112. So here’s a GPX file of the trail to help you navigate without getting lost. The hill has an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district. Reach the base village by 4 PM. The view from the fort is spectacular. Giripremi has started a Pan-Maharashtra rescue group called Maharashtra Mountaineers Rescue Coordination Centre (MMRCC). Torna Fort. This is one of the closest forts you can attempt. The ridge walk has one of the mesmerizing trails one can see in the Sahyadris. Vote Below! “I always enjoy reading your emails and also eagerly waiting for the next. Pickup at kalamboli near Mc Donald`s. The steep descent from Hanuman Buruj to Zunjar machi has an exposed rocky patch. Next day, explore the fort completely and return. See the north face of the Torna fort in front of you. And this is a trek we’ve documented in great detail to help you do it on your own. Answered my worry about the rock patches. There is enough space available for 20 to 30 people. Now you are on the Torna Fort. The route of the Torna Trek is fairly simple. Velhe village has roads wide enough to allow cars. If you are planning to visit Torna fort, be careful. This continues until you reach the ridge. There aren’t many steep patches, it is a gradual climb … Your discussion on different important topics enriches my knowledge every time.” – Subhrajit Mukherjee. Police Station: There is a police station in the Velhe village. I would rate Rajmachi Fort Trek as a medium level trek. If you want to use a mode of public transport then start from Pune early morning from Swargate bus stand. 11.00AM Reach and Explore the fort. Tablet for motion sickness (Avomine), Acidity (Gelusil, Digene, etc.). Torna is a popular place for campers. Avoid to there during heavy rain fall. Do not forget to click some photos. There is a trail marked all the way up to the plateau. From the base, it takes around 3 hours of trekking time. However, trekking Torna fort in monsoon it fills one’s memories with experiences like lush green scenic views, glimpse of numerous waterfalls, trails … Here, you see the trail splitting into two. Remember to cross the stream not to trek along the stream. Take plenty of water and some energy drinks with you as the trek is a bit tiring. It can accommodate a maximum of 20 people. Use. Location : Torna Fort, Velhe taluka, Pune. Strength training is equally important to trek comfortably. If you are depending on public transport, make sure you reach the base village before 4 pm. Torna trek aka Prachandagad. 9.30AM Briefing and start the trek . So the chance of getting lost is very less. On weekends, the locals setup small shops where you can get Kanda Bhaji / Pitla Bhakri and water bottles. Banner Image by Nitesh Kumar, Your email address will not be published. The trail is a mix of mud and loose rocks. Difficulty level is moderate. It has gained this popularity due to it's historical importance and the challenging trek that it offers. A Monsoon trek to Torna Fort, amongst the tallest forts around Pune, however is one of the most satisfying treks for a nature lover. Rajgad is the most beautiful fort in Maharashtra. It is an aspect that will help you trek comfortably. You can visit this place after completing the trek. There are few historical places that are in ruins to see on this machi. At night time, the wind gets pretty strong and makes the tents shake heavily which might affect your sleep. Just sign up below and be a part of our thriving trekking community. You can also stay in the Mengai temple and a few other structures on the fort. Torna Fort Trek | Rajgad to Torna Range Trek in Pune. So the route has to climb pretty fast. You can see many famous forts like Raigad, Lingana, Rajgad, Purandar fort, Sinhagad, Raireshwar, Pratapgad and Makrandgad. Adil Shahi dynasty built this fort before 1600 CE. Reach Campsite at around 9:00 AM approx [ Gokarna Main Beach ] Freshen up and have breakfast. Remember that the door on the Machi opens at the opposite side of the Torna fort and takes a U turn later. If you have any queries, feedback or general suggestions, feel free to contact us via our PuneTrekkers Facebook Page. The Torna Fort Trek is situated at 4603 ft above sea level. (till 2.00 am) Day 2. You proceed further only if you are going to cover Rajgad fort. Because of the massive size of the fort, it is also called Prachandagad. 23:00 Departure from Pritam Dhaba. Return option: You can follow the same route while returning. Day 0. If you are planning to do this trek for 2 days, leave Mumbai on a Saturday late morning. Budhla machi on the Torna fort has a unique structure. You should know … It will take 2 days to complete. Get down at Swargate bus station, Pune. There are many things to see on the fort. Isn’t it completely hidden? Get down at Nasrapur. 5 Thank Manish G . From the base, you will gain approximately 2,500 feet in altitude in a day. You can camp near the Mengai Devi temple or near Hanuman Burj on the fort. Nayana Jambhe is part of the FinOps team at Indiahikes. You can stay in the fort inside the Mengai Temple(Tornaji temple). Apart from that, there are some places you can cover after the trek. From November to February, you get a clear view from the fort. It is in the village close to the starting point. You'll be surrounded by mountains on both sides and the views are just amazing. This village is around 65 km from Pune. This trail requires good stamina, as it is a very long trail. For strengthening your core muscles, holding a plank and it’s variations (elbow, side planks) are the best exercises to go about doing it. You can find the location of the Velhe Police Station here. Enjoy the view for a few minutes and proceed. And the shape of the machi is similar to an oil container kept upside down. Book Now. Path goes from the top of more than 20 hills along the ridge (डोंगराची सोंड) between Rajgad and Torna… There will be one or two villagers in the temple who can prepare food for you. From here, if you look back, you can see the Gunjavane dam on your left and the trail you have climbed up. Torna Fort trek starts from Velhe village. From here, catch a bus that goes to Velhe village. If you drive till the parking lot, you will save around 25% of trekking time. Over 20,000 people trek with Indiahikes each year and vouch for our unmatched safety standards. The route to the fort is as beautiful as the fort itself. Nasrapur is the nearest ATM to Velhe village which is 30 km away. You can rest here for a while. Do not forget to look back from this point. The perfect time for trekking at Torna would be during the winter season. To navigate through the documentation easily, use this section of Table of Contents. One can start the trek from Torna, reach Torna Fort and then end the trek from Sinhagad. Maharashtra is rich with its culture, mighty Sahyadri and the most unique hilly forts. Flexibility determines the amount of movement your bones can make in any direction around joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Use good grip shoes. Ask Manish G about Torna Fort. Here is a guide to preparing yourself for the trek. Your email address will not be published. Difficulty level of Rajmachi Fort Trek. Torna fort trek has few steep sections that require good stamina and endurance. Use the links given below to help set up navigation in google maps. Some places you can park your vehicle in front of you while searching about Torna first time tomorrow year the! Back, you can see the view from the sea level, it is the hill-fort... 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