We have orgnised a trek to Visapur Fort on 22 April 2012
Please go through the details.
Brief Introduction about
Height: 1,084 m
It was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa 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 the north (Konkan) and the south (Deccan) gateways were blown up, and except a few huts, nothing was left standing. In contrast, most of Lohagad fort is still intact.
Limited Seats are there. You can Confirm your seat by paying your contribution/fees as early as possible(Before 20April 2012).
Name of the Trek:-Visapur
Type:- Mountain fort
Dates:- 22 Apr 2012
Duration:- 1 day
Transportation Arrangement- Public Transport
Fees:- 150/-.(see Inclusions)
Breakfast & Lunch
First Aid Kit.
ICICI Bank Account name : NACHIKET ARADHYE
Account No.: 032101007507
IFSC code: ICIC0000321 (for online transfer)
Base Village:- Malvali
Trek Requisites To Carry: –
A Water Bottle (2.5 Ltrs) (Must to carry)
Good trekking shoes COMPULSORY.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Do not carry valuable things.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes (Optional)
A Haversack bag.
Reporting Place : Shivajinagar stn./Akurdi Stn.
Reporting Time : 7.Am on 22 Apr
Please Note :
Sandals, Chapels are not permitted while Trekking)
Bring Sandals or Chapels for Bus Journey.
Half Pant Strictly not allowed in any Trek.
Avoid Jean pant for inconvenience in Walking / Climbing.
For more details
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Some Important Rules to be Followed:-
Do Not Litter:
Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
No Smoking and alcohol:
Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)
Respect the Heritage:
Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.
Be a group:
It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment, Pathfinders shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
No Arguments will be entertained.
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