Tung fort is also named Kathingad fort. The word "Kathin" in Marathi means difficult. While climbing, one can experience the difficult challenge of reaching this fort. The fort is conical and has steep climbs with a very narrow route on the edge of the mountain throughout. Tung Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is a small fort, and able to hold not more than 200 troops at a time. As such, it would not have been able to defend itself on its own for a long time. Its shape and structure suggest that its main function was as a watchtower overlooking Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys guarding the road to Pune city.
One of the finest treks around Pune
Awesome views of Western Ghats
A perfect Sunday Trek
An ideal trek for beginners
0630 hrs : Reporting at a Pre-Decided Place
0700 hrs : Leave for Fort Tung. ( Breakfast Enroute ) (Travel time 1.5 hrs. From Pune)
0900 hrs : Reach base of Fort and start the trek.
1030 hrs : Reach top of the Fort and explore the fort.
1130 hrs : Start Descending.
1230 hrs : Reach base of the Fort.
1230 hrs : Proceed to the campsite for lunch. (Veg and Non-Veg buffet style)
1430 hrs : Assemble for a session of Team Building Games/ Nature Trail/ Leisure time.
1630 hrs : Evening Hi tea and snacks.
1700 hrs : Leave towards Pune.
1900 Hrs : Reach Pune.