Actress Raai Laxmi loves travelling and if she has friends as companions nothing more would please her. Recently, the south Indian film star and friends made the birthday celebrations of Karan V Grover, a close pal and TV star, memorable with a trek to Tikona fort in Maharashtra.
Raai Laxmi always shares photos and details of her journeys on social media and she has done so yet again. Not surprisingly, the posts have gone viral.
An adventurous trek
Though the actress has visited several places, including foreign destinations, she chose Tikona, near Pune in Maharashtra for her latest adventure. Also called Vitandgad Fort, Tikona is located on a hilltop in the Maval region close to Lonavala. In the local language, Tikona stands for triangle. The fort was built during the rule of a Maratha dynasty that once controlled the region.
The trek starts from Tikona Peth, a small village beside the fort. A favourite destination of adventure travellers, Tikona can be reached only after an interesting climb. From the top of Tikona, visitors can enjoy great views of Pawna Dam as well as the forts at Visapur, Tung, and Lohagad.
Monsoon is the ideal season for the trek to the fort, which has a pond, Satavahana caves and Thrimbakeswar Temple as attractions. Tikona is believed to have been constructed during the rule of Silhara dynasty. Now it offers a fantastic trekking route.
How to reach
Head to Kamshet from Lonavala. Then travel to Tikona Peth village, which is the base camp for the adventure. Travellers can start their trek from the village and should carry sufficient food and water.
Planning a fun trek this rainy season? Tikona is a great option, attests Raai Laxmi.