We at Wild Rangers glad to invite you all for one day trek to Lohgad fort on 12 July 2015.
Lohgad is part of the Western Ghats. It is located to the southwest of the larger Visapur fort. The range divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavana rivers. Lohgad 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 Lohgad 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.
What to see:
• Ganesh Darwaja
• Narayan Darwaja
• Hanuman Darwaja
• Maha Darwaja
• Vinchu Kata
Start the journey with Indrayani express. Which schedule at0 5:40 Hrs from CST which will drop us Lonavala around 08:00 Hrs.From Lonavala we will catch Lonavala-Pune local train to reach Malavali(Platform No -3 at Lonavala).
Particpant can catch Indrayani Express from nearest staion of them,folwing are timing of Indrayani express.
CST 05:40 Hrs |Dadar 05.51 Hrs |Thane 06.14Hrs |Kalyan 06.35 Hrs
(Please make sure you reach 45 mins early to your respected boarding station, as there might be long queues for the tickets).
Start our Trek from Malavali Station, Reach base Village of Lohgad & Have Breakfast.
Proceed towards Bhaje caves & explore the ancient caves.
Continue trekking to fort & explore.
Have Lunch & start descending to Malavali.
Catch Pune-Lonavala local train to reach Lonavala.
Participant can catch Intercity/Nagarcoil Express or Take State transport From Lonavala to reach Mumbai.
Things to be carried:
• A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs)
• Camera, Cell Phone, Mug (Optional)
• Please avoid wearing Goldarrow-10x10.png and other ornaments
• Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
• Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
• Extra Pair of clothes, Good trekking shoes,
• A haversack to put all these things
Costs: INR 400 per person
• Entry fee to Bhaje caves
• 1 Breakfast & 1 Lunch.
• Train travels
• Anything which is not mentioned above.
• Any kind of expenses of personal nature.
Trek Leader :- Hemant
Registration and Payment Details:
For Registration one needs to call and SMS us Name and Email Addresses of participant along with alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact and transfer advance payment of INR 400 in the account details mentioned below.
A/C Name :- Mayur Phadale
A/C Number:- 643801505651
IFSC Code :- ICIC0006438
MICR Code: - 400229080
Branch: - ICICI Bank, Andheri (East)
For further information and registrations call: -
Mayur 8080304123 | Hemant 7666828301 |Roshan 9028271859 /8007857825