Treks and Trails India invites you for a One Day Trek to Visapur on 31 August 2014

 

Summary:
Region: Lonavla.
Height: 3556 ft approx
Grade: Medium.
Type: Hill Fort
Minimum participants required: 10
Contribution: Rs350.00 per person. Last date for registration is 28th August 2014. Hereafter Rs 100.00 will be charged extra.

 

About:
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. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. 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 temple dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort. Best for trekking near Mumbai.

Treks and Trails India is going for a one day trek to Peth Fort on 24th August 2014, Saturday.

 


About Peth fort / Kothaligad

Height: 3100 feet
Grade: Medium
Time: Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village
Location: Aditya Kankariarjat region

Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Small water tanks and some cannon balls are scattered on the fort. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave.

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