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Situated about 60 km southwest of Pune at a height of 1400 mts, is one of the highest Sahyadri forts, Torna. Access to it is challenging and trekkers find it difficult to climb. The fort has two entrances and houses the Tornajai and Torneshwar temples, besides two reservoirs called the Toran and the Khokad. Buses ply from the Swargate bus stop to the Velhe village. From there you can go up the hill by foot.


The two connected forts are clubbed together by trekkers. LohgadLohgad has two 'kothis' or houses, which at one time were supplied with water from the reservoir situated on the hill. On either side of the hill there is an entrance. The easiest way to get there is through Malavali either by road or by train. The Malavali railway station is on the Pune-Mumbai route. From there it is a stretch of 4km till the Bhaja caves. The road bifurcates at Gayamukh. One road leads to Visapur and the other to Lohgad.
The distance from Pune to Malavali is 64 kms.


40 km away from Pune, at a height of 1376 mts above sea level, stands the Rajgad fort, surrounded by other forts like Makarandgad, Rajgad, Torna, Sinhgad and Purandhar. What remains today is the commanding 'Bale Killa', which very aesthetically centres the top of Rajgadthe hill. Huge reservoirs and several temples in the vicinity demonstrate the affluence and prosperity of the people during the era. The fort can be entered through any of the three gates located on three different sides of the fort.
It was here that Shivaji crowned himself a 'Chhatrapati'.
Rajgad is very popular with trekkers, more so because of its proximity to other forts. Trekkers usually prefer to use the approach from Sawan village because it is very steep. The most convenient way to the fort is by road. Buses ply between the Swargate bus stop in Pune and the village Sawan.

Just 93 kms from Pune lies Shivneri, the birthplace of Shivaji. The well preserved fort is situated about 5 kms from Junnar in Pune district. There are 135 caves here. The numerous inscriptions in and around Shivneri reveal that it was a Buddhist centre during the first three centuries AD.
Shivneri is 93 kms from Pune. The nearest railway station is Pune.

Places Around Pune
Lonavala & Khandala
Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa caves
Shani- Shinganapur

Places of interest in Pune
Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah
Shaniwar Wada
Aga Khan Palace
Shinde Chhatri
The Pune Snake Park
National War Memorial
Bund Gardens
Empress Garden
National Defence Academy
Pataleshwar Temple
Kasba Ganapati
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Vishrambag Wada
Saras Baug
University of Poona
Lal Deval (Synagogue)
The Film and Television Institute of India
Pashan Lake
Yoga Institute
Mahalakshmi Temple
"Peths" of Pune
Places of  Religious Interest
Vaishnodevi Temple
St Mary's Church
Chaturshringi Temple
Ganesh Peth Gurudwara
Trishundya Ganapati Temple
Kamar Ali Darvesh Darga
Nageshwar Temple
Dagdusheth Ganapati
Sheikh Salla Dargah
Mahalakshmi Temple
Pataleshwar Temple
Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah

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