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Visapur Fort Trek is located in Pune District, 5 to 6 km from Malavli Railway station out of which 3 km is steep road. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. It is built on the same plateau as Lohagad.
In 1818, when reducing the Peshwa’s forts, the strength of Lohagad and its fame as the treasury of the Maratha kingdom, caused the English to make special preparations for its attack. A detachment of 380 European and 800 native soldiers, with a battering train, summoned from Konkan, were joined by artillery from Chakan, and two other British battalions. On 4 March 1818, Visapur was attacked and occupied.The twin fort of Visapur is Lohgadh fort.
Trekking to Visapur Fort from Pune is a popular outdoor activity for adventure enthusiasts and history buffs. Visapur Fort is located near Lonavala, which is easily accessible from Pune. Here’s a guide on how to reach and trek to Visapur Fort from Pune:
Distance from Pune to Visapur Fort:
Visapur Fort is approximately 65-70 kilometers away from Pune.
The trek to Visapur Fort can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, depending on your hiking speed and the route you choose.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to trek to Visapur Fort is during the monsoon season (June to September) when the entire region is lush green and the waterfalls are at their peak. However, be cautious during heavy rainfall as the trails can become slippery.
How to Get There:
By Car: You can drive from Pune to Visapur Fort by taking the Pune-Mumbai Expressway and then exiting towards Lonavala. Once you reach Lonavala, follow the road towards Bhaje Caves. Visapur Fort is adjacent to Lohagad Fort, and you can park your car near Bhaje Caves or the base village, Malavali.
By Train: You can also take a local train from Pune to Lonavala. From Lonavala, you can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach Malavali village, which is the starting point for the trek.
Malavali to Visapur Fort: The trek starts from Malavali village, and the trail is well-marked. It is a moderately easy trek suitable for beginners. The route will take you through lush green forests and open fields. After a few hours of trekking, you will reach the Visapur Fort.
Things to Keep in Mind:
Weather: Check the weather forecast before starting the trek, especially during the monsoon season. Avoid trekking if there are heavy rains or storms.
Footwear: Wear comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes with good grip, as the terrain can be uneven and slippery.
Water and Snacks: Carry an adequate amount of water and some snacks to keep yourself energized during the trek.
Trekking Essentials: Carry basic trekking essentials like a backpack, raincoat, a first-aid kit, a cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Respect Nature: Ensure that you leave no litter behind and respect the environment. Do not disturb the flora and fauna.
Safety: Trek in a group if possible, and let someone know your trekking plans and expected return time.
Permission: As of my last update in September 2021, there may not be any formal permission required for trekking to Visapur Fort, but it’s always a good idea to check for any updated rules or regulations before you go.
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Arrival :- 07:00 pm on the same day
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06:00 AM Shivaji Nagar Railway Station.
Level- Medium (2.5 – 3 hrs. trekking one way)
Beginners can do this trek.
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Fort Walls from outside
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