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)
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.
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.
Lunch ,Mineral water And cold drinks.
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Important things to carry:
Carry some Ready to eat snacks like biscuits, chips.
Water Bottle (2 ltrs)
Electrol Or Glucon D.
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.