Korigad (also called Kumwarigad).

Korigad is a famous hill fort in Lonavala, in Pune District. It is at an altitude of 3050 feet in the Lonavala region. The base village of the fort is Peth-Shahpur or Ambivali. There are many popular tourist sites nearby like the Korlaidevi and Ganesh temples besides several caves and a lake.
Korigad (also called Koraigad, Koarigad or Kumwarigad) is a fort located about 25 km away from Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. This fort was incorporated into his kingdom by Shivaji along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Col. Prother tried to take over this fort but even after a prolonged siege could not make any headway. Finally on 14 March, by igniting the stored ammunition by means of a loose cannon ball he succeeded and this fort went to the British. There are two lakes on the top of the fort.

It takes less than 45mins to reach on the fort from Peth-Shahpur village. The fort is in good condition. There are many cannons on the fort which also are in good condition. Stairs are now repaired. There are small caves on the fort. There is temple of Goddess Kori devi on the fort, which is renovated also. The idol of Kori devi is around 4 feet. There are two more temples on the fort. There are two large ponds on this fort and ahead of them are two caves. Here we can see the idol of lord Vishnu. Food is not available on the fort; however there is hotel in Peth-Shahpur. Water is available on the fort; however it is advisable to carry water. Once can enjoy beautiful view of Aamby Valley city & Aamby Valley small Airport developed by Sahara Group from the fort.

Best time to Visit:
September to April. There are heavy rains in this region; however this fort attracts many people in rainy season, but due to fog and rains you may not be able to see the beauty around this fort.

What to see?
Bastian, Fortification, Water cisterns, Aamby Valley City, Cannon, Cave, Idol of lord Vishnu  carved just before Ganesh Darwaja

Water and Food
Water is available on the Fort & there no food is available on fort.

Stay / Accommodation
There is place to stay on fort.

Places around
Tung Fort, Pawna Dam, Lohagad & Visapur Fort, Bedse Caves, Tikona Fort, Rajmachi, Ghoradeshwar Caves, Ghangad Fort
  
Approximate Distance from Pune
Korigad is 77kms to 110kms from Pune. There are three routes to Korigad from Pune and the distance varies from each route.

Route 1:- (Approx 110kms)
Pune – NH4 – Lonavala – Bushi Dam/INS Shivaji Road – Peth-Shahpur.

Route 2:- (Approx 77kms)
Pune – Chandani Chowk – Paud – Kolvan Phata – Kolvan – Hadashi Dam - Take left to Javan Tungi Road/Lonavala - Peth-Shahpur.

Route 3:- (Approx 88kms)

Pune – Chandani Chowk – Paud – Mulshi – Tamhini Ghat – Take right to Ghangad/Lonavala - Peth-Shahpur.

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View of Aamby Valley City From Korigad Fort

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View of Aamby Valley City  From Korigad Fort

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Panorama  View From Korigad Fort







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