Description

Date:

28th June 2015

Last date of booking:
24th June 2015

Travel Details:
We will go first Lonavala by MSRTC semi luxury bus. Bus route and timing is given so you can board bus as per your convenient stop.

6:46 AM - Mumbai Central
6:56 AM - Dadar East
7:06 AM - Kurla Nehru Nagar
7:11 AM - Maitri Park Chembur
7:26 AM - Vashi Highway
7:31 AM - Nerul
7:36 AM - Konkan Bhavan Belapur
7:41 AM - Kharghar
7:51 AM - Kalamboli Highway
8:56 AM - Lonavala

Once we reach Lonavala we will have breakfast and tea and proceed for Lohagad Fort by Auto. We will reach at the base of Lahagad Fort approx. by 9:45 AM.

We will start ascending by 10:00 AM and reach to Lohagadwadi by approx. 11:30 AM.

After having tea break we will move ahead towards fort. We will reach at the top of fort by 12:30 PM we will explore fort till 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM and start descending towards Lohagadwadi. After Lunch at Lohagadwadi we will start to walk towards Malavali Railway Station which is 1KM far from the base of Lahagad Fort.

From Malavli we will move towards Lonavala by auto or local train, as per availability.

Cost per participant:
999.00 (Nine Hundred Ninty Nine Rupees Only)

How to book:
1. Click on above 'Book Now' button and pay 350.00 (Three Hundred Fifty Rupees Only) and rest amount pay in cash during trek.

2. You can deposit amount in our bank account. Please call to to get our bank account number.

Payment includes:
1. Mumbai-Lohagad-Mumbai travel
2. Lunch
3. Hirkani Adventures' expertise charges

Cancellation:
1. If you cancel your participation 7 days before you will get 50% refund of booking amount.
2. If you cencel your participation between 6 to 0 days before you will not get refunded booking mount

About Lohagad Fort
Lohagad  is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated close to the hill station Lonavala and 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level. The fort is connected to the neighboring Visapur fort by a small range. The fort was under the Maratha empire for the majority of time, with a short period of 5 years under the Mughal empire.

History
Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizams, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury. This fort was used to keep the loot from Surat. Later in Peshwa time Nana Phadnavis used this fort for living for sometime and built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well.

In the recent years the fort has been declared as a protected moument by the government.

Geography and Climate
Lohagad is part of the Western Ghats. It rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level, and is located to the southwest of the larger Visapur fort. The range divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavana rivers. Lohagad overlooks the Pavana reservoir, located to the south of the mountain. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, called Vinchukata (Scorpion's tail) because of its resembling shape. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact.

The fort as seen from its base during monsoon
During the monsoon, the top of the fort is covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet with growing moss. The roads and trails leading to the hill are quite slippery at this time of the year and precautions are necessary to be taken while venturing the routes.

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Hirkani Adventures
Pankaj Gurav 7738189043
pankaj@hirkaniadventures.com
www.hirkaniadventures.com

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