Lohagad - Visapur Trek

100
1 reviews
Location
:Lohagad, Visapur
Season
:Jun
Duration
:1 Day
Event Type
:Adventure
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Pune Railway Station
Ends
:Pune Railway Station

Lohagad - Visapur Trek

Lohagad, Visapur
1 Day
100
1 reviews

Event Overview

About Lohagad:
Lohagad was one of the most important forts of Satwaahan period, which takes us 2000 to 2500 years back. This fort was build to keep a watch on Nane Maval, Korbaarse Maval & Andhra Maval regions. The fort hoses many old constructions and much of its fortification is still intact. Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji Maharaj captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar.

Shivaji Maharaj recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury. This fort was used to keep the loot from Surat. Later in Peshwa time Nana Phadanwis used this fort for living for some time. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and are definitely a must see. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).

Bhaja Caves are a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to 200 BC located at Bhaje village near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The location of the Bhaja Caves is not far from the Karla Caves, which are stylistically similar. These are carved in the same mountain on which fort Visapur is built. The Bhaje Caves are on a major trade route of the past that ran from the Arabian Sea eastward into the Deccan region, the division between North India and South India.

About Visapur:
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa's palace. In addition to a huge carving of Hanuman, there are also several temple dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort.

Let’s celebrate the onset of monsoons with a fantastic trek to the awesome Lohagad & Visapur forts. Lohagad (1,033 m) and Visapur (1084 m) are Twin forts located in the Lonavala region. During monsoon, the fort is covered with clouds and mist. On the way to Visapur, we will also visit the majestic Bhaje Caves.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Lohagad - Visapur Trek
  • 06.00 am - Assembly at Pune Railway Station main entrance below the Watch
  • 06.30 am - Departure by 6.30am Pune Lonavala Local Train. (Sharp)
  • 07.30 am - Reach Malvali and walk towards to Bhaje Village.
  • 08.00 am - Tea & Breakfast
  • 08.30 am - Start walking towards Bhaje village and explore Bhaje Caves.
  • 09.30 am - Start trek to Visapur. Reach the top & explore Fort
  • 11.30 am - Start descending Visapur. Lunch.
  • 12.30 pm - Start Lohagad Climb
  • 02.00 pm - Reach Lohagad Top & Explore fort
  • 04.00 pm - Start to Descend to Bhaje village & have evening Tea.
  • 06.15 pm - Reach Malvali to board train to Pune.
  • 07.30pm – Reach Pune station.

Meal

Breakfast
High Tea

Adventure Activities

Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Washrooms
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Local Train

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 06.00 AM Drop Time: 07.30 PM

Things To Carry

  • Pack Lunch
  • A Backpack / trekking sack. (Please avoid Zola or sling bag as it becomes difficult to trek with them)
  • Minimum 3 liters of water.
  • Electral/ ORS
  • Torch with extra batteries. (Just in case)
  • Personal medication (if required). Basic first aid will be available.
  • Cap & rain cover.
  • Extra pair of clothes to change.
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Some emergency food like biscuits, plum cakes, chocolates etc.
  • Shoes are must - Good quality trekking /sports.Double pack your valuables in plastic bags to avoid getting wet.

Policy

Included

  • Transportation by local Train,
  • Breakfast, Evening Tea n snacks,
  • Bhaje caves entrance fees for Indian nationals,
  • Expertise, Basic First Aid.

Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Anything that is not specifically mentioned under includes.

Terms & Conditions

Alcohol and Smoking strictly prohibited

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Overall Experience

1 Review(s):

  • Avinash
    Amazing
    Its simply amazing. Plateau is full of flowers.
    June 09, 2015

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