Torana Fort is situated about 50 km south-west of Pune
, in Maharashtra
. Situated at an altitude of about 1440 m above sea level, this imposing structure is one of the highest forts in Maharashtra.
Torana is also known as 'Prachandagad' because of its huge size. It was the first fort conquered by Chhatrapati Shivaji. It was at this fort Shivaji took an oath to make the land free from the Mughals. He found 22 pots full of gold coins when he captured this fort which her later used to construct Rajgad Fort.
The main temple on the fort is of Devi Mengai. The temples of Toranaji and Toraneshwar near ‘Kothi’ door on the fort are worth visiting.
Raigad Fort, Pratapgad Fort, Rajgad Fort and Sinhagad Fort can be viewed from here.
Torana Fort is one of the popular forts for trekkers.