Are you too sick of this city life? Such life is so futile and hectic that it can affect your mental and physical life. It also has an effect upon your relations and job productivity along with academic success. This is why it becomes very important to rejuvenate your mind by giving it a break from mundane life.
Lohagad Fort Details
|Lohagad Trek difficulty level||Easy to Medium|
|Base Village||Lohagad Wadi|
|Time||2hrs from Malavali & 40 min from Lohagad wadi|
|Height||1033m above sea level (3389ft)|
|Nearest Railway Station||Malavali|
|Location||Pune District, Maharashtra, India|
Best Time: Monsoon & Winter
If you want to just jump in the lap of nature, you can visit the Lohagad Fort, 3389 feet above the ground. And this is only how you can bring back your energy and motivation in your daily life. So, find your trek gear but go only after reading our tips for your smooth trekking experience!
Lohagad Fort History will leave you amazed!
The meaning of the fort is the iron fort. It is located at the Sahyadri range in the hill station of Lonavala. It divides the basins of Pawna and Indrayani. There is no precise knowledge as to who built the fort. However, it is believed that Guru Govind Singh built it so that it can be utilized as a prison.
It is associated with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and other Maratha and Vidarbha rulers. This is why it was considered a great military marvel fort during pre-historic British time. This is because many dynasties such as Nizamshahis, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Statavahanas, Mughals and Chalukyas occupied it for a long time.
Lohagad Fort Trek Time will be suitable for you!
You don’t need to be scared of the body ache and the wastage of your time. It is a trek for beginners and hence is very easy. The Lohagad fort distance is just 50 kilometres from Pune and Mumbai. You need to catch a train for Lonavala followed by the local train for Malavali station. The fort is 5 kilometres from the base village. So, you can catch a cab or taxi till there. You will reach there in 45 minutes.
If you are coming by bus, then you need to take the bus to Lonavala followed by a private cab or taxi to Lohagad wadi village. You will reach there in an hour.
If you are an international trekker coming from foreign countries, then you need to get down at Pune airport. The distance between the airport and the Lohagad fort is 65 kilometres. It will take 3 hours to reach there. This is how to reach Lohagad fort.
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The best time to go to Lohagad is June to February due to the medium temperature of 15 to 22 degree celsius. There are beautiful small streams in the fort which look wonderful in monsoon season. However, you need to be careful while climbing since it will be all wet and slippery. The temperature in summer is 23 to 29-degree celsius. You can easily complete the trek within 4 hours as there are 250 to 300 steps which is a distance of 10 kilometres.
There are four entrances of Lohagad which are Narayan Darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja and Maha Darwaja. It is very crowded during weekends so try to go during weekdays. There is no entry fees and no extra charges for photography. The time to visit the fort is 9 A.M to 6.00 P.M. It is a very short-distanced trek from the base village but if you want a trek of longer duration, then you can begin from the Bhaja village to Gomukh Kund and then choose left to go to Lohagad fort.
Keep yourself entertained at one of the forts in Maharashtra
There are many places to visit around the fort. The Della Adventure Park has entertainment zones, lounge areas, and coaster rides. You can seek blessings at Narayani Dham Temple which is in the Dhankawadi area. It was built in the year 2002. The celebrity wax museum will let you click pictures with your beloved celebrities. The Bhaja caves comprise 22 rock-cut caves built in the 2nd century. If you are a lover of historical knowledge, you will love this place.
You can do Korigad trekking which is 929 metres which will provide you with deep insight into King Shivaji’s legacy. It is a fort near Lohagad fort. Numerous ghats here will make you feel adventurous and scared at the same time. If you are a nature lover, you can visit Lion’s point and relish the beauty of Shiva’s peak.
Pawna Lake camping will be perfect for you if you want to dance around the bonfire, star-gazing and late-night chats in the tent. Also there are other forts such as Tikona, Visapur fort, Tung.
Aren’t you excited to pack your bags?
You need to remember that there is a low network as well as no ATMs. You will get both of them till Lonavala station only. So, you need to have cash with you during an emergency. You also require to complete your online job as there will be basic to moderate internet connectivity. Carry your power banks along too. You should carry trek gear, proper shoes and extra clothes according to the season.
Carrying snacks and energy boosters is important because there are no food joints on the fort. There are small dhabas that sell corn, tea, onion and potato fritters. There are restaurants and hotels as well. Trekking is not allowed during the lockdown in Maharashtra. But even if you go during normal days, it is very important to follow the safety measures since the pandemic is not still over.
Hence, we hope that our tips will make your trek effortless. You can even plan this trek with your parents because it is short and very easy. You will get a golden opportunity to spend time with your family under the blue skies, greenery and cold breezes. What can be a more perfect alternative than this for a family picnic? Lohagad fort has other forts in its proximity too, such as Visapur fort and Korigad fort. So, it entirely depends on your trekking experience, whether you want to stay or not and whether you have enough time or not. So, let the fun trek start!
Things To See
- Ganesh Darwaja
- Narayan Darwaja
- Hanuman Darwaja
- Maha Darwaja
- Old Dargah
- Vinchu Kada
- Water Tank
- Visapur Fort
- Tikona Fort
- Pawna Camping
- Bhaja Caves
- Karla Caves
- Aamby Valley
- Celebrity Wax Museum
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