The thickly populated urban communities like Mumbai and Pune are consistently clamoring with energy – something that can prompt mental and actual exhaustion quickly. A weekend break can assist with reviving batteries and set you back in the game. Best of all, you don’t have to go far as there are various places of interest close to these urban communities. One such choice can be visiting Lohagad fortification journey.
About Lohagad Fort
Lohagad Fort implies Iron post in Marathi, arranged near the slope station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad ascends to a rise of 1,033 meters or 3,389 feet above ocean level. The Lohagad Killa is associated with the neighboring Visapur Fort which is at its eastern side by a little reach. The reach separates the bowls of the Indrayani River and Pavana River waterways. Lohagad Pune neglects the Pawna lake, situated toward the south of the mountain. The slope reaches out toward the northwest to an invigorated spike, called Vinchu Kata Scorpion’s tail in light of its taking shape. The four huge doors of Lohagad are as yet in great condition and sensibly flawless. The post has been pronounced as a secured landmark by the Archeology Survey of India. Best traveling course close to Mumbai and Pune for fledglings. On the pail rundown of all Mumbai climbers puts them close to Lonavala to visit.
Things to see at Lohagad Fort
We can reach the highest point of the stronghold by steps. We will run over four entryways while arriving at the top. The first is called ‘Ganesh Darwaja’, the subsequent one is called ‘Narayan Darwaja’, the third one is called ‘Hanuman Darwaaja’ and the fourth one is called ‘Maha Darwaaja’. Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the oldest of the relative multitude of entryways. Between Narayan and Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were utilized for capacity reasons as a storage facility. Subsequent to entering the Maha Darwaaja we ran over an old ‘Dargah’. Other than the Dargah, there are leftovers of the court. Towards the right we go over ‘Laxmi Kothi’ which has numerous rooms. The depository of Nana Phadnis was kept here. Before this spot are two guns.
Toward the western side of the stronghold is Vinchu Kata. It is 1500 meter long and 30 meters wide piece of the mountain, isolated from the fundamental part. Survey from the fortification this territory resembles scorpion’s sting and henceforth it is called Vinchu Kata. As named, this part was to keep a watch on the encompassing area, and any movement of the adversary in its region could be handled. Lohagad Visapur is the most popular Lonavala Fort. Pune climbers incline toward Lohgarh fortification close to Lonavala for end of the week journey.
- Height: 3000 Feet above mean sea level
- Experience Category: Trek simple evaluation climbing a slope fortification (around one hour to one and half hour climb; short of what one hour to drop; in addition to time spent investigating the fortress).
- Area: Approximately 12 KM from Lonavala just off Lonavala – Pawna lake Road.
- Best Season: Round the year
- Length: One Day trip from Pune/Mumbai.
- Encounters: Simple Trek, Ancient Fort Exploration and Exploring Rural Countryside.
About the journey
Lohagad Fort journey is a champion among the most predominant trip focuses close to Pune/Mumbai followed by Sinhagad, Rajmachi, Torna, Tikona, Rajgad and some more. In contrast to different strongholds, it has stone advances driving right to the highest point of the fortification which makes it simple in any event, for a beginner climber. Out of the various fortifications situated in the district, I would rate this as one of the most easy and secure strongholds to climb.
In the midst of the trip, you will be regarded with some phenomenal perspectives on the lovely Pawna lake and the nearby Visapur Fort. The means lead straight up to the fundamental passage of the fortress – the Ganesh Darwaja which is opened uniquely from 7 AM to 5 PM.
The dawn from the top was totally great and every one of my undertakings to arrive at the stronghold early were legitimized. The fortress is huge however there is not a lot to see on the top aside from the incorporating region and the acclaimed Vinchukata – a long and limited divider like stronghold which looks like a scorpion’s tail. Aside from this, there are not many sanctuaries and little lakes at the top.
Besides, the journeying course to Lohagad is simple in any event, when it rains and is an ideal ‘first trip experience’ with beautiful landscape, rich green grass, cool mountain air, and the wonderful salubrious atmosphere. Lohagad is an ideal one day journey in view of its straightforwardness and accessibility because of the nearby trains.
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