It is located in Pune district, 9 to 10 km from Malavli Railway station out of which 5 km is a steep road. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. It is built on the same plateau as Lohagad. It was built during 1713-1720 by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. Visapur fort was built much later than Lohagad but the histories of the two forts are closely linked. 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. 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 temples dedicated to him scattered all over the place.
Indrayani express timings for Mumbai Participants:
05:40 am: CSMT
05:51 am: Dadar
06:14 am: Thane
06:33 am: Kalyan
07:13 am: Karjat
07:58 am: Lonavala
Local timings for Pune Participants:
Pune Station: 06:27 am
Shivaji Nagar: 06:33 am
Malavali Station: 07:40 am
08:15 am: Catch local from Lonavala to Malavali (don't miss this local) platform 3.
09:00 am: Get your tummies filled, fully energized for the long but easy trek coming down the line. We have a short introductory round and get to know our fellow Hikers, with an urge to create loads of memories together.
12:00 pm: Enjoying the breathtaking views of the lush green surroundings we reach the top of Visapur fort. We explore the widely spread fort, click pictures, capturing our memories into our electronic devices.
01:00 pm: We start to descend the fort through the exciting waterfall route (Gaimukh Route) , with chilling cold water flowing beneath our feet.
03:00 pm: Reach Lohagadwadi where delicious typical Maharashtrian food would be waiting for us. Have it as much as you can.
04:00 pm: We began our journey towards Lonavala Station in a private vehicle, where we end our one day trek with new friends made, new bonds created and loads of memories to be cherished for life.
Breakfast (Local veg cuisine).
Lunch (Local veg cuisine).
Transportation from Lohagadwadi to Lonavala
Safety rope in case of emergency
Fun Fees: INR 800/- per person
List of essentials:
Extra pair of T-shirts
Extra pair of trousers/Track Pants
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes. (Shoes with a thick sole are recommended.)
Raincoat / Poncho
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
- Camp leaders decisions will be final and binding.
- The Hikers Club reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
- Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
- The outing has a strict NO Smoking/Drug/Alcohol Policy.
- All the timings mentioned above are tentative.
Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost :
If cancellation is done prior to 10 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If done prior to 5 days of outing 50% will be refunded