We at “WILD TREK ADVENTURE CLUB, PUNE ” are glad to invite you all for Trail Trek to LOHGAD and VISAPUR On 30 JUNE 2013
Info about the Fort
Forts to visit: Lohagad (3400 ft.) and Visapur (3038 ft.)
Type : Hill Fort
Grade : Easy
The forts of Lohgad and Visapur have played an important role in guarding the ancient trade routes and being the savior of Bhaje and Bedse caves. Among them, Lohgad is related to many significant historical events. Much of it is known. Unlike that, much less is known about Visapur. In spite of being a very big fort, protected by a highly impregnable fortification and presence of a large plateau, less is written about it, or much less records could have added to information about it.
What to see on Fort(LOHAGAD):
Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja
temple of Lord Shiva
And main attraction, Vinchu Kata :
To the western side of the fort is ‘Vinchu Kata’, which reminds us of ‘Sanjeevni Machi ‘of Rajgad. It is 1500m long & 30m wide part of the mountain, separated from the main part. Viewing from the fort this portion looks like scorpion’s sting and hence it is called ‘Vinchu Kata’. As named, this portion was to keep a watch on the surrounding region, and any activity of the enemy in its vicinity could be tackled. Ample quantity of water is available in this area. This ‘Vinchu Kata’ was used for keeping a watch on the nearby area. Here we can see some cannons. The bastion on the end of this machi is like the Armour of the fort.
What to see on Fort(VISAPUR):
The main characteristic of this fort is the strong fortification built on a large plateau, to make it one of the strongest forts. A large plateau of this size is found on many less forts. It is difficult to fire cannons on the fort due to its position. We can see the injuries of destruction caused by Mughals and British on Bhaje caves, but this has not affected Visapur much. The long stretched ramparts fascinate us. On this same plateau we can see a huge stone wheel. It was used for grinding the mixture of lime, jaggery & lead. This mixture was used as cementing material for building purposes. The wheel was driven by bulls, and is the big one of its kind.
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
30th JUNE 2013,
MEETING POINT FOR PUNE PEOPLE :SHANIWARWADA 6:30 am (SHARP)
08:30 AM : Reach LOHAGADWADI ..BREAKFAST and INTRODUCTION, ANNOUNCEMENT
09:00 AM: START PLEASANT TREK TO FORT
09:45 AM: REACH LOHAGAD
10:00 AM: TAKE 15 MIN BREAK AND START EXPOLRING FORT and VINCHUKATA
11:30 AM: START DESCENDING TOWARDS LOHGADWADI
12:15 PM: LUNCH
01:15 PM: START WALKING TOWARDS VISAPUR
02:30 PM: REACH VISAPUR and EXPLORE THE PLACE
05:00 PM: REACH LOHAGADWADI and HAVE A CELEBRATION TEA
05:45 PM: START RETURN JOURNEY TOWARDS PUNE
07:30 PM: REACH PUNE.
Rs 499/- (FOR PUNE MEMBERS)
per head which includes,
FOR PUNE MEMBERS
PUNE TO PUNE TRAVELING BY PRIVATE NON AC TRAVELS
1 Breakfast, 1 lunch, refreshments during the trek ,energy drinks
THINGS TO CARRY-
1. Good sport shoes (compulsory).
2. Extra Pair of cloths, Towel, napkin, socks.
3. Water (1ltr minimum).
4. Some eatables preferably biscuits, dry fruits, namkeen
6.Cap / Gog / Camera (optional).
7. Plate, bowl, spoon
8. extra newspapers
9. Personal small medical kit. (If u require usually/Optional)
11. Haversack to put all these things. A big Plastic bag so that Things can be wrapped and kept in the bag. For protection from rain
12.Raincoats if needed
Registrations are only through phone calls
LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION: 28 JUNE 2013
Please call for more details & booking regarding the event.
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THANKS & REGARDS
WILD TREK ADVENTURE CLUB, PUNE