Dear trekkers and routine breakers,
Beautiful dual treks at a time, another must see place with mind-blowing scenery, Loads of water and a wonderful beauty of nature in monsoon...
Challenge you stamina by trekking two forts in a day...
We are glad to announce that "Outdoor Adventure Management" is organizing “Trek to Lohaghad & Visapur” on23rd June 2013 in the Lonavla region.
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More about the destination:
Lohagad is one of the Majestic forts in the region. The climb to the fort takes you to Panoramic vantage points, huge balconies, doors and reminds you how Important this place was which was used to defend freedom. Surrounded by lakes on all side the views from the fort are breathtaking especially from Vinchu Kata (Scorpion's tail). It belongs to the period of Chattrapati Shivaji's reign and was used for keeping prisoners in the year 1564. In 1670, Shivaji Maharaj won this fort and in the year 1751, Gaikwad and Dabhade family were incarcerated in this fort. The entrance to this fort is impressive and is aptly called 'Delhi Gate'. There are three gates one after the other.
Visapur was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire. Visapur fort was built much later than Lohagad but the histories of the two forts are closely linked. 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. 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.
It’s a one day trek but just to enjoy more and to be able to spend good time on top and rest we’ll start traveling in night of 22nd so we can start trekking early in the morning.
Borivali- 9.45 pm (Chamunda Circle) | Goregaon - 10.20 pm (Virwani bustop, ahead of Oberio mall) |
Andheri- 10.30 pm (Hanuman mandir bus stop) | Bandra - 10.45 pm (Kalanagar bus stop) |
Sion- 11:00 pm (Lunch home) | Vashi – 11.20 pm (Shivneri bus stop, under vashi bridge) | Panvel- 11.45 pm
We'll start trekking at 7:00 am on 23rd June & we’ll start our journey back to Mumbai at 4:00pm and reach Mumbai at around 9.30 pm.
The following are the details of the trek.
Date---------- Sunday, 23rd June
Location----- Lohaghad & Visapur
Fort Height : Lohagad - 3450 ft, Visapur – 3550 ft ASL
Time taken to ascend ---- 3-4 Hrs
Expenses---- Rs 750 per head
Things to Carry :
1. Lunch & Water (Mandatory).
2. Good footwear= SHOES (Mandatory)
3. Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Mandatory).
4. Windcheater (Mandatory)
5. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional)
6. Personal small medical kit. (If u require usually/Optional)
7. Electral/Tang powder.
8. Cap / Gog. (Optional)
8. Other things as per your choice.(Camera, Binocs, etc.)
9. Haversack to put all these things.
**In case you guys are carrying Digi-cam or Cell phone carry enough stock of small poly thin bags, to protect it from moisture.
But no plastic littering on the way or in mountains
P.S.: Please don’t wear floaters or slippers during hiking & STRICTLY wear good shoes or footwear; it’s for your own safety. Carry and wear two pairs of socks to avoid blisters.
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