Korigad or Koraigad information by Sanket Sangwikar

Time to climb1 hour
FoodPeth-shahapur or Ambavne village
Drinkable Water Largest lake on the fort.
ShelterPeth-shahapur, Ambavne or Korai devi temple on the fort.

Difficulty Level Very easy
Duration of the trek 1 dayNearest City / Location LonavlaBase Village Peth-shahapur ( ) and Ambavne () There are two ways to go up. 1. The easiest way is via Peth Shahapur village. The route has steps till the top of the fort. It will take only 1 hour to reach the top. You will see some caves and a Ganesh temple while climbing the steps. For this route get down at Peth-shahapur village and start climbing the fort. 2. While going up, you can prefer the second way. For that get down at Ambavne (2km ahead to peth-shahapur). Ask in the village for the route. Climb the fort of Korigad. This way is slightly tricky, passing through dense bamboo forests and large rocks with carved steps here and there. It is a bit tough path and also a bit tricky to find. The path is and is the shortest path top reach the top. Once you find the arrow you know you are on the right path. Do not ask the employees and security guards of Ambi-valley. They are not natives and they hardly know anything. 1. Reach Lonavla by Indrayani express. Timings are given below. 2. Catch bus to Sahara (Ambi-valley) or Ambavne/ Bhamburde. (Bus at 9.15am from Lonavla ST depot) 3. Get down at Peth-shahapur or Ambavne and start climbing the fort. 1. Korigad is famous for its excellent fortification (‘’) 2. There are two lakes and many cannons on the fort. The largest one is ‘lakshmi toaf’. The lakes have thousands of frogs. And some of them are really large. The water is drinkable but better you take your own also. 3. Korai devi temple – the deity of the fort Korigad (the statue is 4ft in height) 4. The surrounding forts of Tung, Tikona, Prabalgad, Matheran, Manikgad, Karnala, Lohgad and Visapur can be seen from the top. 5. The excellent aerial view2 of Sahara amby-valley, which is situated at the other side of the base of the fort. You will love this one.Reach village Peth-shahpaur by steps. We recommend this one. Catch the bus to Lonavla. Don’t miss the last bus, which is at 5 o’clock. There are no 6-seaters here. You will have to rely on the lift given by truck drivers, which is also very rare in this area.If you are staying in Mumbai, better catch some ST bus from Lonavla depot direct to your home.

Train timings of Indrayani and Intercity express (MORNING)

Train INDRAYANI EXP, 1021 –

STATION CODE

STATION NAME

ARRIVAL

DEPARTURE

CSTM

MUMBAI CST

Starting Station

05:40,

DR

DADAR

05:51,

05:53,

TNA

THANE

06:14,

06:16,

KYN

KALYAN JN

06:35,

06:37,

KJT

KARJAT

07:15,

07:17,

LNL

LONAVALA

08:03,

08:05,

SVJR

SIVAJINAGAR

08:50,

08:52,

PUNE

PUNE JN

09:15,

Destination Station

Train PUNE INTERCITY EXPRESS, 2127

STATION CODE

STATION NAME

ARRIVAL

DEPARTURE

CSTM

MUMBAI CST

Starting Station

06:50,

DR

DADAR

07:00,

07:02,

TNA

THANE

07:19,

07:21,

LNL

LONAVALA

08:50,

08:52,

PUNE

PUNE JN

09:45,

Destination Station

Bus timings from Lonavla to Ambavne

Bus timings

From Lonavla for Peth-shahapur

At Peth-shahapur for Lonavla

Sahara (Ambi-valley) bus at Lonavla depot

9.15 am

3.00pm,
5.00pm (last bus)

Difficulty Level
(very easy, easy, medium, slightly tough, tough)

Very easy

Duration of the trek

1 day

When to visit

Anytime

Nearest City / Location

Lonavla

Base Village

Peth-shahapur ( ) and Ambavne ()

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