Trek to Visapur Fort

19 September onwards

Lonavala

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About

Visapur Fort and Lohagad are twin forts near Lonavala. The height of the fort from the sea level is 3,556 ft. Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water. The wreckage of a large stone-built house is 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…

During the monsoons, you can witness nature’s beauty, that is the waterfall! Therefore this beautiful waterfall will grab all your attention and make you forget about everything. If you are a beginner or a trekker looking for an easy trek to explore, then the Visapur fort trek is just for you!

Duration: 1 Day

Altitude: 3556 ft

Difficulty level: Medium

Endurance level: Medium

Dates

  • 19 Sep 2021 
  • 26 Sep 2021
  • 3 Oct 2021
  • 10 Oct 2021

COST:

With Transportation- ₹1799/- (From Mumbai / Pune)

Without Transportation- ₹1099/-

  • Book your seat at just Rs. 500/- and pay the rest 2 days before the event.
  • We’ve made it easy to change your weekend travel plans up to 10 days before your trip’s departure date.
  • You can choose new dates and/or a new destination or get a full refund without any penalty up to 10 days before the trek.

Pickup points:

For Mumbai

5:00 am – Borivali- Sanjay Gandhi National Park
5:25 am – Westen Express Highway, metro station bus stop
5:40 am – Bandra, Kalanagar Bus Stop
6:00 am – Sion station circle
6:15 am – Ghatkopar, Amar Mahal Junction
7:00 am – Vashi Plaza Bus Stop
7:25 am – Kalamboli, Macdonald’s

For Pune

6:30 am – Fergusson College

7:00 AM – Wakad Bridge

Itinerary

Meet at our respective meeting points and start our journey towards the base village of the Visapur fort

As we reach our Visapur Fort base village, we enjoy breakfast and have an introduction session to get to know each other and step ahead to make new friends! 

We begin with the Visapur fort trek by ascending those water-filled stairs of the fort! 

As we reach the top, it’s time to click glamorous pictures! Click pictures of the Visapur Fort and tons of candids. 

We start descending to have our late lunch and later, start our journey back home with a lot of fun and memories of having one of the most exciting and enjoyable Visapur Fort treks, and we checked it off the list!

Late evening, reach Mumbai/Pune!

Note: The above Schedule is flexible and produced to give an idea about the Event. 

Inclusions

  • Comfortable road transportation to and from Mumbai/Pune
  • Snacks during the trek
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • HikerWolf expertise
  • Basic First Aid

Exclusions

  • Mineral water
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions list

Things to Carry

  • Trekking Shoes (Compulsory)
  • Jeans & Kitto not allowed
  • Water Bottle (Minimum 2-3 litters)
  • 1 Extra Pair of Clothes and RAINWEAR.
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Carry all your luggage in a shoulder bag/ rucksack
  • Personal medications, if any
  • Identity Proof
  • Extra plastic bag to keep your wet clothes
  • Raincoat/Poncho/Windcheater

Note: Do not carry any valuables Visapur fort trek. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. We will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance.

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    FAQ’s

      Visapur Fort Trek is an excellent experience for solo travelers as the serene view from the top of the Visapur Fort provides one with the opportunity to dwell in one’s solitude. At HikerWolf, many solo travelers join our tours and go back with new friends and memories for a lifetime. It is also a safe space for female travelers. 

    We will be providing transportation facilities from Mumbai for this Visapur Fort trek, which is optional. You can also reach Visapur fort from Mumbai via train as well as a taxi as per your convenience and preferences. On traveling by train, you can reach the Malavali railway station and take local transport to reach the base village of Visapur Fort. A taxi, on the other hand, can directly drop you off at the base village.

      Visapur fort can be easily reached from Pune via a lot of ways, but tourists tend to prefer taxis or trains as per their convenience. If you are opting for train travel, you can hop on one and reach Malavali station, thereafter you can use the local transport to reach Visapur fort. You can also hire a taxi from Pune to directly reach the base village.

      Visapur, a quaint hamlet in Maharashtra, is most famous for being the abode of the mighty Visapur Fort. Visapur Fort is perched on the same plateau as the Lohagad Fort at an altitude of 1084 meters above sea level. The Visapur Fort is famous for its historical ruins and relics, serene caves, water tanks and cisterns, old buildings (wadas), and the grandiose carving of Lord Hanuman and other nearby temples. The inner fortification wall stands intact and offers a splendid view. 

    The Visapur Fort Trek trail is marked by tall trees, emerald lush greenery, and soothing waterfall streams through rocky and muddy terrains. This makes Visapur fort a cherished and must-visit trekking destination for trekkers, photographers, devotees, and nature lovers from across geographies.

      On the Visapur fort trek, you will be accompanied by our trek leader. All our treks are led and hosted by professional trek leaders who have good experiences in managing groups and conducting various team-building games and activities.

    This type of team-building games and activities helps like-minded trek to mix up, make new friends, and enjoy every moment of the trek.

      Yes, Jain Food will be provided on the Visapur Fort Trek. Please make sure to inform us in the WhatsApp group which will be made for coordination.

      For the Visapur Fort Trek, we prefer to have a group of 15-30 people as we intend to have more fun and give personal care.

      Yes, a Pickup and drop facility from Mumbai is provided in the package. Our Visapur fort package includes an easy and comfortable road transportation to and from Mumbai. Our Pick-up points are:

    • Dadar- Pritam Hotel
    • Ghatkopar- Amar Mahal
    • Vashi – Old Toll Naka
    • Lonavala- Way To 60 Ml Chalet, 1454, Mumbai – Pune Expy, Kevaregaon, Lonavla, Maharashtra 410401.

    Participants joining from Mumbai can also opt in for the public transport system, if they want to experience the journey on their own, they can easily take a train and reach Malavali station and join us from there. Malavali station is very close to the Visapur fort base village

    No, Pickup and drop facility from Pune is yet to be provided in the package but participants joining from Pune can easily reach Malavali station via a train or any other means of transportation and join us from Malavali station which is very close to the Visapur fort base village

      Visapur Fort is located at a height of 3556 feet above sea level. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach the Visapur Fort from the base village. 

      On the difficulty level scale, the Visapur Fort Trek is marked as an easy to moderately difficult trek. As a popular trekking destination, there are many shelters located along the trek trail, making it a safe and comfortable trekking experience. Be careful of the muddy and slippery terrains during the monsoon season. 

      The pleasant months from July to early February mark the best time to go for the Visapur fort trek. The region witnesses a maximum number of tourists during the monsoon season as the waterfalls cut through the rocky terrains and the mountain blooms in lush greenery presenting a picturesque view. 

      No, it is a day trek and thus will not have a night stopover. Most trekkers prefer to enjoy the Visapur fort trekking experience during the day. From an enamoring sunrise view to the beautiful valleys, waterfalls, caves, and temples, the Visapur Fort is best explored in the golden sunny hours. 

      Toilets or refreshment stops are not available on the Visapur fort trek route and thus it is advised for trekkers to freshen up at the base village before commencing the trek.

    Yes, we generally have many girls joining us on our trips so there are high chances that you are not the only girl on the Visapur fort trek. The majority of our staff are girls & girls safety is of prime importance to us. We assure you that you will be with safe and reliable people.

      As you start climbing Visapur fort the mobile connectivity starts to fluctuate. You will get the mobile network only at the base of the trek so make sure that you already give a message to your friends and family and update your Facebook activity before we start climbing the fort.

      No, Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited on the Visapur fort trek.

      Lord Hanuman is revered as the sacred and patron deity of Visapur Fort and thus many temples perched on the plateau are devoted to him. The auspicious Mahadeva Shrine is also located in the vicinity of Visapur Fort. The old caves have been famous amongst Buddhist monks as sacred sites for practicing meditation. The Visapur Fort Temples are not only famous amongst devotees but also amongst nature lovers as they offer both spiritual and scenic experiences. 

      Comfortable and sporty trekking shoes are recommended for the enduring trek to Visapur Killa.

        No, Visapur Fort is not the highest peak, but falls in the category of high peaks found in Maharashtra. With a height of around 3556 feet and 1084 meters above sea level, Visapur Killa stands as a high and significant fort in Maharashtra. 

      Visapur Fort trek is known as an easy to moderately difficult trek and thus, offers an ideal opportunity to amateur trekkers and first-timers to explore their adventurous side. It is suited for all healthy adults as well as children. 

      The Visapur Killa is perched at an altitude of 3556 feet and 1084 meters above sea level.

      You do not need to be an expert trekker to venture on the Visapur fort trek. As an easy and moderately difficult trek, it is not a challenging experience. People with good stamina and fitness levels can enjoy the trek easily. For people who are not physically active, working on your health levels two weeks before the trek will prepare you for the enthralling trekking experience.

      HikerWolf’s Visapur fort trekking package includes delicious breakfast, snacks during the trek, as well as lunch for you. We also provide Jain food.

      For the Visapur Fort Trek, we advise you to carry:

    • comfortable trekking Shoes (compulsory)
    • a water bottle (Minimum 2ltr) 
    • extra pair of clothes and rainwear 
    • raincoat/poncho/windcheater 
    • mosquito repellent 
    • a shoulder bag/ rucksack for all your luggage 
    • personal medications, if any 
    • your identity proof
    • an extra bag to keep your wet clothes.

    Note: Do not wear Jeans and Kitto. Do not carry any valuables for the Visapur fort trek. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. We will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance

    The Visapur Fort Trek is considered a safe and easy trek.  Famous for the waterfall staircase, it is an adventure to devour. 

    Also just for your safety, our Team members and skilled guides will be there to accompany you throughout the trek and first aid will be available in case of any emergency.

      It can take over 2 hours to reach Visapur Fort from the base village. As you set on for the trek from the base village, you will get to see some splendid views of the nearby mountains and the lush green meadows that are mind-numbing.

      Visapur Fort is over 3556 feet tall and thus stands as one of the highest forts in Maharashtra.

      There is no minimum age required for the Visapur fort trek. However, children under the age of 15 joining the trek must be looked after and supervised by parental guidance.

      Visapur fort trek base village is around 105 kilometers away from Mumbai and can be reached via train or Car in over 2 hours. 

      Visapur fort trek base village is around 95 kilometers away from Mumbai and can be reached via train, or car in over 2 hours.

      Visapur Killa was constructed by the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire, Balaji Vishwanath. It was built during 1713-1720 CE. Its history is closely linked to the history of Lohagad Fort which shares the same plateau with the Visapur Killa. Visapur was attacked by the British forces in the 17th century. The then Maratha ruler fought bravely but ultimately it was lost to the excessive arms and ammunitions brought by the British East India company in 1818 AD under the command of Colonel Prother. You can still find guns, huge cannons, and other war relics dating back to the Elizabethan reign within the periphery of the Visapur fort. 

    The Visapur fort is about 300 years old and has an ancient but timeless and elegant Marathi architecture and completely made out of granite rocks. There is also a well inside the fort premises and legend has it that the well was built by none other than the Pandavas, the legendary five brothers of Mahabharata. Everywhere in the fort, you’ll get to see patterns that resemble Lord Hanuman. The whole fort premises is filled with his idols and carvings. 

      There are many exciting and picturesque places to visit near Visapur forts such as Lohagad fort, Tung Fort, Valvan Dam, Bhaja Cave, Amrutanjan Point, Duke’s Nose, Karla Buddha Caves, Aadishakti Mata Ekvira  Devi Temple, Bhushi Lake, Pawna Lake, and Lonavala Lake. These scenic places make the Visapur fort trek an enamoring experience.

      Visapur Killa was conquered by the British in 1818 and stands as a significant historical site. It was attacked by over 380 European and 800 native soldiers in 1818. Both the northern and southern gateways of the fort were blown up and nothing was left intact.  You can still find British guns and other war relics in the periphery of the fort. The fort relics still speak of the brutal history of a dark past. The old caves, as well as the fort, are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India as monuments of national importance. 

      Visapur fort trek is a one-day trek of over 2 hours to the Visapur Killa from the base village. The trek trail is marked by a gush of water cutting through rocky steps, especially during the monsoon. The staircase waterfall makes this trek an unparalleled adventure. On finishing the trek, you will get to experience the oldest Buddhist Caves, Hanuman Temples, water cisterns, old relics, as well as the mighty Visapur Killa. The Visapur fort is famous for its historical relics that date back to the Elizabethan era. Hence, Visapur fortis a perfect union of rich history and scenic beauty. 

      The average temperature during the summer season is 39° during the day and 20° at night on the Visapur fort trek. During the monsoon season, the temperature ranges from 18° to 26° with low visibility and 90 to 100 % humidity. The Winter season brings down the temperatures to about 7°.

      The Visapur fort trek can be considered a moderately difficult trek and is beneficial for beginners as they will be able to learn a lot of things from this trek. There are three routes to the top and it takes about 2 hours to get to Visapur fort.

      The Visapur fort was made by Balaji Viswanath, the Peshwa of Maratha, during 1713-1720 CE. The whole fort was made out of granite stones. It was demolished in 1818 by the then-British leader who conquered the fort.

    Following are the inclusion in the Visapur fort package:

    • Comfortable road transportation to and from Mumbai
    • Snacks during the trek
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

      Following are the exclusions in the Visapur fort package:

    • Mineral water
    • Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions list

    The trekking at Visapur fort with HikerWolf will cost you:

    With Transportation- 2199/-

    Without Transportation- 1299/-

      Yes, the HikerWolf package of trekking at Visapur fort can be personalized for you if you have a group of 14 plus people.

      After selecting the  Visapur fort trek on the Hikerwolf website, click the Book now button, select the dates and make your payment. You will get an auto-generated receipt on the email submitted by you. You can also contact us if you have any difficulty, we will guide you through the booking process.

     

      During the trekking at Visapur fort with HikerWolf, you get simple yet delicious food. For breakfast, you are served with fresh and hot Poha or Upma with an excellent cup of tea. For lunch, you get proper Maharashtrian food which includes chapati (Indian bread), bhaji (vegetable curry), rice, and dal. In between the trek, there are small stalls where you can get snack items like chips, biscuits, and juice stalls are available so that you can maintain the energy throughout the trek. 

     The easiest way to reach Visapur Fort is by train. From Lonavala is a catch, a train to Malavli Station as it is the nearest railway station to Visapur fort. From Malavli you can take local buses or cabs to reach the base of the trek. It is only 5- 6 km approximately away from the base of the trek.

      The trek distance of the Malavali railway station to the Visapur fort is over 10 kilometers.

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      positive review  Best place with excellent arrangements. Friendly and all time helping staff. Various activities and fun games we enjoyed.

      Payal Upadhyay Avatar Payal Upadhyay
      March 9, 2021

      positive review  One of the best adventure group I have met.. Thank you Hikerwolf for such a great experience.. Friendly and professionals peoples are there in this group..

      Sagar Salunke Avatar Sagar Salunke
      August 27, 2019

      positive review  HikerWolf's team was very energetic, friendly and helpful. This was my first camping and I loved it. However, considering the overall trip, I feel the package is a little on the higher side. Food could have been better and the time that we reached our camps, we should have been given lunch or a light snack because we were hungry and you don't get anything nearby. But yeah, one thing be rest assured, even if you are on a solo trip and at anytime you feel left out, HikerWolf team will cheer you up in every way possible!

      Sanjana Sen Avatar Sanjana Sen
      December 24, 2020

      positive review  it was awesome experience with hikerwolf.

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      March 8, 2021

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