Level: Easy- Medium Height: 3,556 feet ASL (Approx) Type: Hill Fort Duration: One Day
Cost: Members: Rs. 650/-*per person Non- Members: Rs. 750/-* Per person
Trek Date: 27 July, 2019 Time: 5.30 am Meeting Point: Dadar station Mumbai people meeting point Dadar Station leaving 5.40 am CSTM- Pune Indrayani Express and Pune people meeting point Lonavala Station 8.20
Cost Includes* ~ Bhaje Caves entry ~ Tea, Breakfast and Lunch ~ My Mera India Expertise
Cost Excludes* ~ Personal Expenses ~ Any kind of Insurance ~ Personal Car Parking
About Visapur fort. and bhaje caves
Visapur Fort is larger and also higher than Lohgarh fort. Now in ruins, its history is closely linked with that of Lohagarh. Making use of its higher position, the British troops in 1818 AD set up their canons on Visapur and bombarded Lohagarh, forcing the Marathas to leave the fort. Lohagarh has a long history. It was occupied by many dynasties: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Maarathas. Lohagarh was captured by Shivaji in 1648 AD. but by the Treaty of Purandar, he had to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 AD. It was recaptured by Shivaji in 1670 AD and was used for keeping the treasury. Then on, the fort remained with the Marathas. Ultimately Lohagarh-Visapur was taken over by the British in 1818 AD.
Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water. 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. Hanuman was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort.
Things to Do/Carry
~ Photo Identity Card- Must ~ Water bottle minimum 1 liter or more ~ Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must ~ Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits, etc ~ Medicines as required ~ Extra Pair of clothes Towel and napkin, ~ Good trekking shoes or Canvas shoes ~ Rain cheater for those who don’t want to wet ~ Advise wearing Track pant and T-shirt
Things to avoid ---------------------- ~ Wearing Gold and other ornaments ~ Sandals/ Slippers ~ Alcohol / Cigarette ~ Plastic Bag (Only if need protection from water) ~ Wearing Shorts, thin and tight clothes ~ Hand Bags ~ Overload bag and things
Safety, Trek, Teamwork, Adventure, Enjoyment, Exploration and Conservation
~ Anyone above 10 years can Join the Trek
~ Cost in INR and valid for Indian Nationals only
~ Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ only.
~ Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on the phone because the program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.
~ Bookings for all treks shall close a day before the event date. Bookings shall strictly be on a first come first serve basis.
~ Each participant shall carry things as above (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.
~ The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Trek leaders have the authority to alter/modify the program/route without intimation.
~ We all are committed to keeping the trail clean and urges all participants to help the cause by not littering during the trek. Keep all the waste with you and even if you find some waste, collect it and deposit at the base village at the end of the trek. Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.
~ Participants should inform the leaders if they suffer from any heart ailments, blood pressure, asthma etc. If the leaders are not informed and any untoward incident takes place, neither the leaders nor MY MERA IINDIA Team will be held responsible.
~ Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program. Or compensation in whatsoever manner.
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~ My Mera India reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.
~ Please read above Instructions/ rules and regulations Carefully. You are bound by the same.
~ Print and leave a copy of this mail at home, with a friend or relative or inform about the event in case of Emergency.
~ If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.