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.
There is a well which local legend says was built by the Pandavas. In 1885, near the north wall there was an iron gun ten feet long and of four-inch bore, marked with the Tudor Rose and Crown, flanked by the letters E. R. This is probably a gun of Queen Elizabeth’s reign probably taken as bounty from an English ship and presented to the Peshwa by Kanhoji Angre or some other commander of the Maratha navy. Like other guns on the fort it has been disabled by breaking off its trunnions. Close to it are the remains of an old Mahadev shrine.
Itinerary of the event:
Day 1: Sunday, 3rd Sep 17
Meeting Point for Mumbai People : Pritam Hotel Dadar East @6:00am
Pickup Point : Yogi Hotel , Diamond Garden , Chembur @ 6.15am
Pickup Point : Vashi below Main Birdge @ 7.00am
Meeting Point for Pune People : Malavli Station @ 9.30am
Travel by private vehicle till the Base Village.
Reach Base Village by 9:30am
Breakfast at the Base Village
Start our trek by 10:30 am
Reach the Top, Lunch, Explore n Descend.
Reach the base till 4:00 pm.
Start the return journey, reaching Mumbai by 9.30 pm tentatively.
The Cost of the Trek is INR 1000/-
Things to Carry:
Identity proof (Must),
Lunch for the day
A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory),
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks.
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS,
Breakfast and Evening Refreshments.
Guide and TMI Expertise Charges.
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
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