Torna Fort, the highest fort in Pune. It is to the south-west 75 Kms from Pune. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. Torna is one of the most favored treks around Pune. Being the tallest mountain of Pune district, this trek becomes a challenging one. Those who want to shift towards slightly tough treks, Torna fort trek is ideal. From the historical point of view, this fort is important because it was the first fort won by Shivaji Maharaj. Also, it is said that during repairs of the fort Shivaji Maharaj found pots full of gold coins.
This money helped in the construction of the Rajgad fort. Torna Fort, also known as Prachandagad, is a large fort located in the Pune district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is historically significant because it was the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16, forming the nucleus of the Maratha empire. The hill has an elevation of 1,403 meters (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district. The name derives from Prachanda (Marathi for huge or massive) and gad (Marathi for fort). The way to the top is moderate to difficult, with some precautions to be taken in the rainy season. It is a two- or three-hour climb to the 'BiniDarwaaja', the main entrance to the fort. Britishers said "If Sinhagad fort is lion's den then Torna is Eagles Nest. Two machines namely Budhla Machi & Zunjar Machi are the main attractions.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 1403 m.
Base Village: Velhe
Difficult level: Medium.
Endurance level: Medium.
Duration: 01 Days.
Assembly Point for Pune: Fergusson college main gate, F.C. road, pune.by 6 am.
Participants from other cities have to join the tour/trek from Pune.
For Pune Participants: Departure at 6 am. From Pune (2hrs journey for base village).
After roll count, proceed by private transportation towards the base village of velhe. Breakfast
Start the Trek by 9:30 am.(3 hrs trek).
Reach fort by 1 am.
Enjoy the view of the surrounding, Balekilla, machi, temple, etc.
Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits, etc.
Anything not included in the what's included list.
If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees
If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same. We need a minimum of 9 participants for the trek, if we didn't get sufficient the bookings then we have the right to cancel the trek and the full amount paid by participants will be refunded to them within 2-3 days.
Rules & Regulations
Rules & Regulations
Pay attention to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
No Smoking during the tour/trek.
Roaming during the nights not permitted without our permission.
Participants have to fill an undertaking form given by Adventure Club Pune.
Remember that this is Adventure related activity, means you are away from co
Event Risk Profile :
Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet.
Wear good trekking shoes & clothing.
Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking/climbing/trekking.
Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. is prohibited.
Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky.
For all such events, you are at your own risk.
Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
You should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
Do not misinterpret it as a Picnic or Leisure Tour.
We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
Note, this trek route may or may not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
Luggage packed in big good trekking sack, all luggage packed in a plastic bag.
Complete spare set of extra clothes & socks
Water bottle (at least 3 ltr) compulsory
Electrol/ Glucon-d energizers and personal Medicine.
A sweater/warm wear/rainwear.
Wear comfortable clothing during treks (full sleeves).
Good trekking/sports shoes (sandles, chappals, floaters not permitted).