Visapur and Lohgad are twin forts near Lonavala. It is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohgad.
Explore the plateau on Visapur fort to find small water tanks in caves and large water storage tanks, the flag, canon and bastion, Hanuman temple, various buildings (wadas), grinders used for construction and other remains of the fort; Hanuman temple was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort. Also catch views of Lohgad, Tikona and Tung Forts, and the expressway. Walk on the inner edge of the fortification wall.
The trail through waterfalls (in monsoon) begins behind the green overgrowth at this turn. You will find water gushing down the stones as you trek up. In summer, this part of the trail will have dry rocks. The trail here is shaded with tall trees.
Visapur Fort was built between 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. In 1818, Visapur was attacked and occupied. Considering the strategic importance of Visapur, both the north (Konkan) and the south (Deccan) gateways were blown up.
Do this trek for the waterfall trail in monsoon and views from the plateau. This is an easy, monsoon trek close to the Mumbai-Pune express highway.
05:45 – Pune Station
05:51 – Shivajinagar
05:56 – Khadki
06:01 – Dapodi
06:05 – Kasarwadi
06:08 – Pimpri
06:12 – Chinchwad
06:16 – Akurdi
06:52 – Malvali
05:00 – Reporting to the SG Team.
05:45 – Travel to the base village from Pune.
07:00 – Reach Malvali.
07:30 – Breakfast-Tea at Bhaje.
08:00 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
08:15 – Commence trek to Visapur Fort.
11:00 – Reach top of the fort. Explore the Surroundings.
12:30 – Lunch Break in Hanuman Temple.
13:00 – Start descend.
15:45 – Visit Bhaje Caves & Snacks at Bhaje.
16:00 – Travel to Pune.
20:30 – Reach Pune with Happy Memories & Non-Biodegradable waste. 🙂