Dear friends we at MumbaiRangers invite you all for One Day Monsoon Trek to Visapur Fort Lonavla with MumbaiRangers on 31 July 2016 It 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. In 1818, when reducing the Peshwa’s forts, the strength of Lohagad and its fame as the treasury of the Maratha kingdom, caused the English to make special preparations for its attack. A detachment of 380 European and 800 native soldiers, with a battering train, summoned from Konkan, were joined by artillery from Chakan, and two other British battalions. On 4 March 1818, Visapur was attacked and occupied. Making use of its higher elevation and proximity to Lohagad, the British troops set up their cannons on Visapur and bombarded Lohagad, forcing the Marathas to flee. Thus, in 1818, Lohagad-Visapur was taken over by the British in 1818 AD and placed under the command of a Colonel Prother. Considering, the strategic importance of Visapur, both in the north Konkan and the south Deccan gateways were blown up now a few huts, nothing was left standing. The best time to trek is a little after the rains, as the weather is a lot smoothing and easy. Plus the lush green carpet that welcomes you at Visapur fort is worth every penny. As we started the trek and walked along the walls for the mighty VISAPUR. I pondered in thought how awesome it is today and how much better would it be in its prime time. The royal decoration; chariots and horses. Troop movements and troop camp – with Shivaji Raje himself standing. As from Visapur one could get the entire view of Lohagad fort. As both forts are within striking distance, the British army captured Visapur and later also took over Lohagad fort. Type: Hill Fort Height: 3556 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy Endurance : Medium Base Village: Malavali Trek Leader: Swapnil Kawad Meeting Pritam Hotel Dadar East 6:00am Meeting Point for Pune Participants Malavli Station @ 09:15am 06:15 Yogi Hotel Chembur 06:45 Vashi below Main Birdge Reach Base Village by 9.30 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. Evening Refreshments Start the return journey, reaching Mumbai by 09:00pm tentatively. The cost for the trek will be INR 950/- per head, which includes: Travelling in Private Non Ac Bus Mumbai to Mumbai Morning Tea & Breakfast Evening Tea Snacks. Guide and Mumbai Rangers Expertise Charges. First Aid Excludes Lunch ,Mineral water And cold drinks. For Registration : Email us : OR Call/SMS/Whatsapp : Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164 Payment : Click on the Link Given Below To Pay Online: website : Important things to carry: Carry some Ready to eat snacks like biscuits, chips. Water Bottle (2 ltrs) Electrol Or Glucon D. Newspaper Lunch for the day Optional Camera , cap Medicines if required. Good Trekking shoes. Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek. Medical Disclaimer: It’s Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.
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