Tung Fort - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Tung is on the backwaters of the Pawana Lake. The fort commands a fantastic view of the Maval region. From the top you can see the forts of Tikona, Lohagad, Visapur
Tung Fort - FURTHER INFORMATION
Tung Fort - Pune visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Tung Fort' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Maharashtra.
Tung Fort stands at an elevation 2075m on top of a hill overlooking the Maval area in Maharashtra, India. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty in around 1600, and then captured by the Shivaji. The fort is quite small and only capable of holding around 200 soldiers, but is very difficult to approach. It has a conical peak and is clearly visible from the surrounding area.
Today, due to the construction of the Phagne Dam on the Pawna River, Tung Fort is surrounded on three sides by water. It is a a popular hiking destination and ferry takes visitors from the Phange Dam to Tungi village at the base of the fort. A steep walk takes you to the thick walls and ruined bastions of the fort. In the middle is a temple and water reservoir. Walkers are rewarded with stunning views.
Tung Fort acted as a watchtower and small target delaying invading forces, giving the major forts at Visapur and Lohagad more time to prepare defenses. These tow hill forts, along with Tikona and Korigad, are clearly visible from the top of Tung.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Pawana (Pavana) lake is on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, 56km west of Pune and 120km east of Mumbai.