Photograph Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Maharashtra is home to several beautiful hills and mountains thanks to the glorious Western Ghats that run through the state. These Ghats consist of a number of beautiful trekking trails and destinations that may not necessarily be popular. Nevertheless, they are as alluring as the popular attractions thanks to their lush greenery and magnificent landscapes. (CHECK OUT Offbeat Monsoon Destinations Near Mumbai That Nobody Knows About) One such quaint, lesser-explored trekking delight in Maharashtra is Tikona Peth. Also knows by the name Vitangad Hill Fort, Tikona is an ideal trek for beginners. Located in the Maval region of Maharashtra, Tikona Peth is at an altitude of 3500 ft and is surrounded by lovely green hillocks. It provides beautiful views of Pawana Dam and the nearby forts of Tung, and Lohagad which are great trekking destinations themselves. Here are all the details of how to reach Tikona. Also Read - COVID-19: Mumbai's Vacant Properties Will be Used as Quarantine Centres, Says BMC in Fresh Circular 

How to reach Tikona by road

Tikona is located at a distance of 120 km from Mumbai and can be reached via the Mumbai-Bangalore highway. Take NH 48 followed by Pavananagar Kamshet Road connecting Mohol Road that will get you to Tikona Peth. Several buses and private vehicles ply between Tikona and Mumbai/Pune. It takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach Tikona by road from Mumbai and around 1 hour 45 minutes from Pune. Also Read - BMC Circular, Directing That Bodies of COVID-19 Patients Only be Cremated, Withdrawn

How to reach Tikona by train

The nearest rail-head to Tikona is Kamshet. You can take a local train from Mumbai to Kamshet and then reach Tikona Peth village by road. Tikona is located around 20 km (40 minutes) from Kamshet Railway Station. It falls on the Mohol road and can be easily reached by bus or a private vehicle. DO SEE How To Reach Murbad, A Lesser-Known Weekend Getaway From Mumbai Near Kalyan Also Read - Bodies of COVID-19 Patients Should be Cremated Irrespective of Religion: BMC

How to reach Tikona by air

The nearest airport to Tikona is Pune airport in Lohegaon. Thee distance between them is 69 km and it takes around 2 hours to cover. Several buses and private vehicles ply between Pune and Tikona Peth. The drive to Tikona is as scenic as the splendid views from the peak.

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