Vatsaru Trekking Club: Monsoon Trek to TORNA Fort on Sunday 26 June 2016
We have planned to enjoy monsoon rain in sahyadri. Vatsaru Trekking Club are glad to invite you all for monsoon TORNA Fort Sunday 26 June 2016
1,403 metres (4,603 ft)
This fort is believed to have been constructed by the Shaiva Panth, followers of the Hindu god Shiva, in the 13th century. A Menghai Devitemple, also referred to as the Tornaji temple, is situated near the entrance of the fort.
In 1643, Shivaji Maharaj captured this fort at the age of sixteen, thus making it one of the first forts that would become the Maratha empire. Shivaji renamed the fort ' 'Prachandagad' ' as Torna, and constructed several monuments and towers within it.
In the 18th century, the Mughal empire briefly gained control of this fort after assassination of Shivaji Maharaj's son Sambhaji. Aurangzeb, then Mughal emperor, renamed this fort Futulgaib in recognition of the difficult defense the Mughals had to overcome to capture this fort. It was restored to the Maratha confederacy by the Treaty of Purandar.
Sunday 26 June 2016 Morning: Meeting point Vatsaru office opp. Rasoi Dining Hall
Near Omkareshwar Temple Pune 5.30 AM.
Journey to starting place by private vehicle (NON A/C).
Account holder name: Sarang Sali
IDBI Bank account Number: 0007104000703901
Branch: FC Road, Pune
IFSC code: IBKL0000007
One needs to deposit full payment before event. Booking on first come first serve basis. Limited seats.
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