50 kms away from Pune 1440 mts high
Torana is one of the most highest forts
in Maharashtra. It is to the right of
Sinhagad. Torana is also called as 'Prachandagad'
because it is a wide spread fort.
Because it had a lot of 'Toran trees' on
it, people started calling it Torana. It
is one of the most toughest forts to
climb and tests each trekker. When
Shivaji conquered this fort he found 22
pots full of gold coins in it, this
wealth he used in building Rajgad fort
on the 'Muramba Devi' mountain.
Torna has lots to view. Devi Mengai a
very old temple is of religious
importance over here. Rajgad can be seen
from this temple.
From the fort itself one can see other
forts like Raigad, Pratapgad, Rajgad and
Sinhagad. When coming from Velhe you
cross first Bini and then the Kothi
Darwaja. Not very far from the doors are
the temples of Torneshwar and Toranaji.
Konkan Darwaja, Hanuman Buruj and Bhel
Buruj are places to see on this fort.