WSR One Day Trek to Visapur Fort & Bhaja Caves on 11th June 2016
Fort: Visapur / Bhaja Caves.
Height: 3400 ft
Type: Hill Fort
Trek Lead: Mahadeo / Satish B
Cost : 450/-
400/- WSR members
Visapur: The companion fort to Lohagad, Visapur also served as a lookout point for the trade route passing through Lonavala.The fort of Visapur is much more expansive and has a still standing fortification on the top. The door and steps leading to the top of the fort are worth a look.
Bhaja Caves: The buddhist excavations at Bhaja, also known as Bhaja caves, date almost to the 1st century AD and are believed to be one of the oldest buddhist religious centres in this area. it is also a big tourist draw as it is near Lonavala, but thankfully, because of its classification as a national monument, it is relatively well maintained compared to many other tourist attractions here.
The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station.
(Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets)
Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
CST – 5:40 am
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Karjat - 7.13 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am
Move forward to Malavali by local train
(8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3 Pune- Lonavala Local).
Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs
08.30 AM : Meet at Malavali Station. Breakfast and Start Trek to Visapur Fort.
12.30 PM : Reach at Top of Fort & Explore.
01.00 PM : Lunch Time
02.30 PM : Move 2 Bhaja Caves
04.30 PM : @ Malavali Station
From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (that’s-subjective).
Cost : 450/-
400/- WSR members
Breakfast & Evening Tea.
Anything which is not mentioned in includes.
Any kind of Insurance.
Things to Carry:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. Lunch for a Day ( Must )
3. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
6. Personal medicines.
7. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater
8. Raincover for you and bag.
For Registrations call us on:
If not reachable do sms or watsapp.
Email id - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com
The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Account Name: Mahadeo J Gadade
Bank: Axis Bank
Account Type: Saving.
Account No: 913010025541263
IFSC Code: UTIB0000037
Branch: Pune Branch
Please Read “Terms & Condition" before joining for any events.
Important Points to keep in mind:
1 The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
3 Please do not wear any jewellery.
4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.
5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Rides. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the ride. NO REFUND will be provided.
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.