Tikona Fort


Tikona fort is a hill fort located near Kamshet [Maval region] in Maharashtra. Height from sea level is 3500 feet. Not much is known about the history of this fort. Malik Ahmed Nizamshah of the Nizam dynasty conquered it in 1585 and thus it was made part of the Nizam territory. In 1657 king Shivaji conquered Tikona along with the forts of Mahuli, Lohgad, Visapur, Songad, Tala and Karnala. Thus, all areas of Konkan, which earlier belonged to the Nizam's territory, came under king Shivaji’s control. This fort was strategically very important to keep a watch on the entire region of Pawna Mawal. In 1660, Netaji Palkar was assigned the task of ensuring security of fort Tikona. This fort was surrendered to the Mughal warrior Kubadkhan, who had attacked the region together with Halalkhan and others. However, the Marathas later recaptured the fort. In 1682, king Sambhaji met with Aurangzeb's son Akbar. After this meeting, Akbar was offered to stay at fort Tikona, however was sent later to Jaitapur since the climate here didn't suit him. A small battle was fought with the British on Tikona in year 1818 and the fort was damaged to a great extent. Till date the fort of Tikona lies in the form of ruins.


The Fort is easy to climb. It takes less than hour to reach on fort. Water is available on fort throughout year. Pawna dam water & Tung fort is very visible from Tikona. Also restoration work has been done on Tikona so it looks more beautiful now.

Best time to Visit:
September to April

What to see?
Bastian, Fortification, Caves, Water cisterns.

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

Stay / Accommodation
There is place to stay on fort.

Places around
Tung Fort, Korigad Fort, Pawna dam, Lohagad & Visapur Fort, Bedse Caves, Ghangad Fort, Rajmachi, Ghoradeshwar Caves.
  
Approximate Distance from Pune
55 Kms

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Panorama View fom Tikona Fort  - View of Pawna dam water & Tung fort

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