Trek to Visapur Fort (Near Lonavala) on 18th Dec. 2016
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3556 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Trek Fees: Rs. 375/-
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.
Meeting point: Sunday 18 Dec. 2016: Lonavala Station @ 08:15 AM
The journey starts from mumbai by Indrayani express (22105) People interested should reserved their tickets (Class 2S, Fair Rs. 85/-) or catch this train from respective stations with ticket till Lonavala & meet at Lonavala station. (Please get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets)
Train Timings :- Indrayani Express (22105)
CST : 5:40 am
DADAR : 5.51 am
THANE : 6.14 am
KALYAN : 6.35 am
LONAVALA : 8.00 am
Brief itinerary: (Tentative)
Will catch pune local train to Malavali (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).
08:24 Hrs: Will reach Malavali
08:50 Hrs: Will start our trek towards Visapur Fort after breakfast.
10:20 Hrs: Will reach Bhaje village.
10:30 Hrs: Wills start Ascend visit Bhaje caves en-route
12:30 Hrs: Will reach a top of Visapur,
12:30 Hrs: to 14:30 Hrs (Rest, Photography Exploration, Lunch Etc.)
14:40 Hrs: Will start descend.
16:30 Hrs: Will reach Malavli Station. Refreshments
From Malvali will catch Lonavla / Pune local to reach lonavala @ 18:00 Hrs (Approx)
Note: Many Mode of Transports options available to reach mumbai from Lonavala
INTERCITY EXP - 12128
Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S
Departs: 18:48 from LONAVALA (LNL)
Arrives: 20:38 to DADAR (DDR)
INDRAYANI EXP (22106)
Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S
Departs: 19:25 from LONAVALA (LNL)
Arrives: 21:33 to DADAR (DDR)
Trek Fees INR. 375/- per participants
To book one has to transfer/deposit non-refundable amount of Rs. 200/- in below mention bank a/c
A/c Name: Raj Singh
Bank Name: AXIS BANK
Account ID: 912010022801101
IFSC code: UTIB0001703, AXIS BANK, YOGI NAGAR, BRANCH
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Food: Breakfast & Evening Tea / Coffee with snacks
Transportation Charges from Lonavala to Lonavala
Expertise and Guide Charges
1. Transport cost till Mumbai-Lonavala-Mumbai
2. Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
4. Cold drink, Mineral Water Etc. & Private orders of Tea, breakfast Etc.
5. Insurance Coverage
6. Medical Expanses other than 'First aid'
Things to Carry:
Water Bottle (2 Liter Must)
Good Grip shoes,
Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
A haversack to put in all the things.
Personal Medicines (General Medical Kit will be available with Group)
please notes that this is an environment friendly outing. Do not litter any wrappers (please take it back to your home for disposal) or spoil the place in any way.
Alcohol, drugs or narcotics, firearms and gambling on the Trek, smoking, entry to the area set aside for use by the opposite sex, offensive behavior which may lead to expulsion from the Trek
organizer have reserves the right to withdraw and or make any alterations that they may deem advisable for the convenience and the best interests of tour.
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into planning of this tour for your safety. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, organizers cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for tour. While planning your trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should seek their physicians advice before coming.
1) If any natural calamity happens or any accident, death, illness occurred, organizers’ are not responsible for any loss of thing or of human being.
2) Avoid to bring valuable things like gold or any jewelry or High value mobile phones Etc.
3) Trek/camp leader's decision will be final and binding.
4) Organizers reserve the right to make changes or cancelled to their programs at any point of time without prior notification
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