Forts near Pune


Maharashtra has highest number of forts than other states in India. Many of these forts are in Pune, Satara, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg districts. These forts ruled by master of guerrilla warfare Shivaji Maharaj. Today these forts are attraction for tourists and a passion for trekkers.


Many of these forts in Pune and around Pune are weekend destination for Punekars and Mumbaikars. Most of forts near Pune have water sources inside the fort and food facility in the feet of hills where forts are situated. Chakan, Lohagadh, Rajmachi, Sinhagad, Torana, Tikona and Rajgad are forts within 100 KM range of Pune and best of one day trip and trekking.

List of forts near Pune and their distance from Pune City.

Sinhagad Fort 26 km
Sinhagad fort is around 26 km from city of Pune. It is also know as The Lion’s Fort and spelled as Sinhagad, Sinhgarh, or Sinhgad. It located at the center of a string of other forts such as Rajgad, Purandar and Torna that’s why it was also strategically important and has seen many important battles.

Purandar Fort 50 km
Purandar fort (or Purandhar fort) stands 4,472 ft. above the sea (1,387 m) in the Western Ghats, 50 km southeast of Pune. It actually consists of two forts – Purandar and Vajragad (or Rudramal). The latter is the smaller of the two and is on the eastern side of the main fort.

Ajinkyatara 115 km
Ajinkyatara is a fort on one of the seven mountains surrounding the city of Satara in the Sahayadri Mountains of Maharashtra, India. It is a 16th Century fort and now also holds the television tower for the city of Satara. This fort has been the place where several pivotal moment in Maratha history took place.

Other forts near Pune are

  • Chakan 32KM
  • Karnala 120KM
  • Harishchandragad 164KM
  • Lohagadh / Visapur 58 KM
  • Murud / Janjira 215KM
  • Pratapgadh 140 KM
  • Raigad 134 KM
  • Rajgad 26KM
  • Rajmachi 80 KM
  • Shivneri 100KM
  • Sudhagad Fort 123KM
  • Torna Fort 40 KM
  • Tung / Tikona 62KM

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