Lohagad Fort Trek - One Day Trek



About Lohagad Fort 

Lohagad Fort means Iron fort in Marathi, situated close to the hill station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 meter or 3,389 feet above sea level. The Lohagad Killa is connected to the neighboring Visapur Fort which is at its eastern side by a small range. The range divides the basins of the Indrayani River and Pavana River rivers. Lohagad overlooks the Pavna reservoir, located to the south of the mountain. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, called Vinchu Kata Scorpion's tail because of its resembling shape. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. The fort has been declared as a protected monument by the by Archaeology Survey of India. Best trekking route near Mumbai and Pune for beginners.


Things to see at Lohagad Fort 

We can reach to the top of fort by stairs. We will come across four doors while reaching the top. The first one is called 'Ganesh Darwaaja', second one is called 'Narayan Darwaaja', third one is called 'Hanuman Darwaaja' & fourth one is called 'Maha Darwaaja'. Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the most ancient of all the doors. Between Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were used for storage purpose as a granary. After entering the Maha Darwaaja we come across an old 'Dargah'. Besides the Dargah there are remnants of the court. Towards right we come across 'Laxmi Kothi' which has many rooms. The treasury of Nana Phadnis was kept here. In front of this place are two cannons. To the western side of the fort is Vinchu Kata. It is 1500 meter long & 30 meter wide part of the mountain, separated from the main part. Viewing from the fort this area looks like scorpion’s sting and hence it is called Vinchu Kata. As named, this portion was to keep a watch on the surrounding region, and any activity of the enemy in its vicinity could be tackled.


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Events Details

Lohagad Fort Monsoon Trek Details 

  •  Lohagad Fort Trek Difficulty Level - Easy 
  •  Endurance Level - Medium
  •  Base village for Lohagad Killa - Lohagad Wadi
  •  Lohgad Fort Height : 3400 feet approx
  •  Location : Lonavala - Malavali 
  •  Total time required for climbing Lohagad Fort - 2 hours from Malavali and 40 minutes from Lohagad Wadi.
  •  Total distance for climbing Lohagad Killa - 5 km
  •  Duration : 1 Day
  •  Cost: Rs 800 per person 


Event Itinerary

Monsoon Trek to Lohagad Event Itinerary

Train timings for Mumbai participants

Indrayani Express

  • 05:40 CSMT
  • 05:51 Dadar
  • 06:14 Thane
  • 06:33 Kalyan
  • 07:58 Lonavala
  • Move to Malavali by local train
  • 08:20 Lonavala
  • 08:28 Malavli

Train timings for Pune participants

Lonavala Local Train

  • 06:30 Pune
  • 06:35 Shivaji nagar
  • 07:35 Malavali


Bhaje Caves and Lohagad Killa Trek  

  • 08:30 Meet at Malavali station and move towards Lohagad fort.
  • 09:00 Breakfast.
  • 09:30 Visit Bhaje Caves.
  • 12:00 Reach at Lohagad top, exploration and rest. (2 hrs.approx.)
  • 14:30 Descend.
  • 15:00 Reach at Lohagad Wadi and lunch.
  • 16:00 Move to Malavali Station.
  • 17:30 Departure for Mumbai / Pune from Malavli station.

Please Note

  • People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.

  • Missing the train is missing Monsoon Trek to Lohagad, no refund will be provided.

Cost Includes

  • 1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg Lunch.

  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Malavli and back.

  • Travel from Pune to Malavli and back.

  • Mineral water / lime water/ purchased for personal consumption

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.

  • Any kind of personal expenses.

  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.

  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.

  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

How to Register

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 800/- per person


Account Name: Treks and Trails 

Bank Name: Axis Bank

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695

Account Type: Current Account


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  • Treks and Trails Mumbai  8828004949 / 9764461419 / 9867046166 ( Monday to Saturday 11:30 am to 6 pm  )

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek get cancelled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.


Things to Carry

Thing to carry on Lohagad Trek 

  1. 2/3 liters of water

  2. Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars

  3. Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.

  4. Good Torch must with extra battery

  5. Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek

  6. One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters

  7. Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

  8. Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags

  9. Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.

  10. Sun Cap and Sunscreen

  11. Personal First aid and Personal Medicine

  12. Identity Proof.

  13. Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.


Event Rules

Treks and Trails India - Lohagad Trek Rules 

  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

  • Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

  • Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

  • Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.

  • Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

  • Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.


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Medical Disclosures

Medical Disclosures

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical historyto the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. is prohibited. 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 accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.


Lohagad Fort Blog

Lohagad Fort Blog 

Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizams, Mughals and Marathas. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury. This fort was used to keep the loot from Surat. Later in Peshwa time Nana Phadnavis used this fort for living for some time and built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well.


Best time to visit Lohagad Fort

This is a very easy trek. There are mostly climbing of steps and less amount of trekking is required. It is a simple, very scenic and pleasant trek and the distance from Malavli and Lohagad can be covered in around two hours. This trek can be done throughout the year. During the monsoon, the top of the fort is covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet with growing moss, Lush green carpet and small wild flowers along the route welcome you. The roads and trails leading to the hill are quite slippery at this time of the year that’s why some people prefer the winter season to trek this fort. A variety of birds and insects can also be spotted in these hills.


How to reach Lohagad Fort 

The nearest train station is Malavli, which can be accessed by suburban trains Lonavala and Pune. The nearest major train station is Lonavala, on the Mumbai - Pune railway line. Lohagad Killa is connected by the Mumbai - Pune Highway and can also be accessed from Paud via Kolvan and Dudhiware Khind for all vehicles. People can also hike all the way to the fort. Bhaja Caves is on the way to Lohagad if a small diversion is taken. A tar road exists all the way to the top from Malavli station and one can hire a tempo or cab to the top from Malavali, a 5 kms hike shall take you to the base village. Jeeps are available from Lonavala, which take us to the backside of Lohagad.




FAQ One Day Monsoon Trek to Lohagad

Frequently Asked Questions


1.  Can we drive till Malavli Village?

Yes you can drive using google maps - search for Bhaje Caves Parking area 


2. Distance from Mumbai Malavalli?

Two and half hours drive from Mumbai 100 km approx.


3. Distance from Pune to Malavli?

Two hours drive from Pune - 65 km approx.


4. Number of days required for this event?

One day.


5. Is there food available on Lohagad fort?

No. Food is available at base village.


6. How much time required to climb Lohagad fort?

2 hours from Malavali and 40 minutes from Lohagad Wadi.


7. Where can we park our cars?

Base Village at your own risk.


8. Is there any parking charge?



9. Are toilet available on Lohagad fort?

Base village toilets are available


10. Do Single travellers female sign up for these events?

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.


11. Are Kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 16 with Parents supervision only.


12. What type of food will be provided?

Only Veg local home cooked food is available.


13. Phone Connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service.


14. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS /  Payment Gateway.

On the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.


15. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided.


16. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.


17. How is the weather now?

Summer Temperature Night 20oC - Day 39°C approx.

Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets


18. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.


19. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.


20. Can we do camping at Lohagad Fort ? 

Lohagad Fort gates are closed every evening and visitors are asked to vacate fort premises camping is not possible at Lohagad Fort.


21. How do I make payment?

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