One day trek : Korigad fort
If you have got one day as weekend and you want to make it an action pack day, then trekking to Tung and Korigad fort is the best thing to do (for the people of Pune and Mumbai). may be Sunday morning will not be motivating enough to go for a trek but I am sure after seeing the pictures and hearing the stories, you cannot just simply waste your Sunday by sleeping in the room. so let’s take you to one of the most beautiful forts around Pune.
how to go:
from Pune, take the old Bombay-Pune highway, not the express highway. from Lonavala, you have to go left towards amby valley. you can search in google or ask the local people about ‘Peth Shahpur’ village. this is the base village for the fort. you can park your vehicles there and start walking.
your trek begins there. the dense jungle will start welcoming you for the next 15-20 minutes to reach the base of the fort.
you will see a lot of karvy flowers on both sides of your way. after you reach the base of the fort, you have to climb the stairs for another twenty to thirty minutes depending on your speed. while climbing you can see the glimpse of the fort top. as you go top, you will see a couple of beautiful caves. you can stop there. and after that, the splendid view of amby valley and the cold wind will start to disappear all your pain, tiredness. that view is a must watch.
after five to ten minutes of climbing, you will reach the top. it’s vast..stretched..a serene place. you can see a couple of ponds or say lakes, surrounded by an old wall from one side.
things to do at the top:
some treks are there where you enjoy the journey but not the final destination. and there is another kind where the journey is normal, not that much thrilling but once you reach your destination, you will get a feeling which can’t be described in words. its photographer’s heaven and lazy people’s chilling ‘adda’. just sit there and watch the reflection of wall, trekkers in the lake.
let the world stop for a moment. just sit and watch
a food point is there also. you can sit, relax and eat while enjoying the view. clouds will be crossing you frequently. sometimes it’s so crystal clear and bright, and some other time it’s all cloudy. even you cant see whats there few steps ahead of you.
Earth is full of heavens. just step out of the walls surrounding you.
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.
So this is me and keep visiting my website to explore some wonderfull places each weekend. trekking to Tung fort will be cooming in next blog.