Mistful Visapur Trek
August 6 | 5:30AM
Pritam Hotel, Dadar
Experience monsoon in the combined three-hour trek to Visapur and Lohagad fort that promises a spellbinding view of the entire Lonavala range of forts and Pawna Dam.
Lohagad trek is one of the easiest treks, ideal for beginners, and the trek route to Lohagad is more of an easy hike that involves no climbing, with stairs at the end of the trail leading to the fort. One can also continue the Lohagad trek to Pavananagar and visit the Pavana dam and lake.
Visapur is a hill fort built by Balaji Vishwanath during 1713-1720 CE. Balaji Vishwanath was first Peshwa of Maratha Empire. Though Visapur fort was built much later than Lohagad fort, the two forts are closely linked as Visapur fort is fortified for protecting Lohagad fort.
Bhaja and Karla Caves:
This is a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC located in Pune, near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The caves are 400 feet above the village of Bhaja.
Karla Cave is the largest Hinayana Buddhist chaitya (temple) in India built during Satavahana's rule.
Basic round of introduction and breakfast.
12 pm - Start ascending Visapur fort and reach the top of the fort and relax.
1 pm - Descend the fort and have lunch (veg meal only)
5 pm - Reach Lohagad base by private vehicle and explore the fort till 5 pm.
Visit Karle caves on way back if the time permits.
Start the return journey to Mumbai by private vehicle.
Reach Mumbai tentatively by 9 pm Depending on traffic conditions.
Things to be Carried
A water bottle (Atleast 2 Ltrs)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried
Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
In rainy season pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
First aid medical kits
Trek expertise and basic safety equipment as and when needed
Travel from mumbai - lonavala and back
Any kind of personal expenses
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes
Pritam Hotel, Dadar
Dharamputra, Survey No. 32, Pritam Estate, Dadar T. T, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014