One day trek to Visapur fort near Lonavala on 04 October 2015.
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, several temples dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort. Best for trekking near Mumbai.
Height: 3556 ft approx.
Type: Hill Fort
Minimum participants required: 7
Maximum: 20 Participants
Contribution: Rs 500.00 per person.
Trek Leader: Mahadev
The journey starts boarding the Indrayani express. Participants to board this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavali station.
Meet at Lonavala station. Please plan accordingly as long queues are expected at the ticket window.
Train Timings for Indrayani Express
Move to Malavali by local train (8:15 am at Lonavala station platform no 3)
For participants from Pune: Lonavala Local Train
Pune Station 06:27am
Shivaji Nagar 06:33am
Malavali Station 07:40 am
08:30 Move to Visapur base
09:30 Trek starts
11:45 Summit Visapur fort- Exploration, Lunch, rest etc
13:45 Start descend
16:00 Reach base
17:00 Reach Lonavala station
Missing the train would mean missing the trip. You can also book you reservation tickets for a comfortable ride.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 hrs approx. depending on rains.
Participation contribution is NON-refundable and NON-transferable.
We shall travel together as a group. This is a group activity. **** Please carry one-time meal/ lunch for this trek ***
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
2. TreksandTrails reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
3. Proper footwear is essential for this trek. As trekking with a weak shoe sole is best avoided.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact. Send a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops/skirt, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Wear comfortable clothes like track pants and t-shirts. Avoid wear jeans pants.
7. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags on treks.
Includes: Morning breakfast & evening tea. TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
Exclusions: Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption. Food/Tea purchase while travelling to site and back. Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required. Travel cost from Mumbai to Malavli and back. Travel from Pune to Malavli and back.
What's in it for me?
- Overnight trek
- Offbeat trek
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
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Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet. Wear good trekking shoes. Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery 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.
Disclosures on Medical Conditions
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 history to 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 or PHS 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