Trek to Visapur Fort 002 08/08/15

VISAPUR FORT, VISAPUR TREK

 

Basic Info: Visapur is a fort near lonavala. Visapur and lohgad are twin forts near lonavala. The height of the fort from the sea level is 3,556 ft. 
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water. 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 was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort..

Routes: If you start from pune on the old Pune Mumbai highway (NH4) take a left turn when u reach kamshet from the highway to pavanagar village. 
Ask the locals if you are confused when to take that left turn, the same road will lead u to Lohgad fort base.
Along the way you have awesome view of pavana dam and its backwaters. 
The road is not bad….. but could be difficult and dangerous in monsoon. You can park your vehicles at Lohgad fort base and walk a distance for ten minutes from here to reach Visapur fort base which can be seen… and is not

Difficulty Level and Other useful tips:

Difficulty level is Medium. It will take approximately 1 hour to reach to the top.
For an experienced trekker it should take just 30 mins.

What to see on the fort:

FORT WALLS which still stand strong HANUMAN CARVING

Camping information:

Visapur is not ideal for camping…..
There are no proper shelters where u can stay. Particularly in monsoon it’s very difficult.

Visapur fort trek

Visapur fort trek route map near Lohgad malavli lonavala information HD video किल्ले लोहगड विसापूर

Location : It is located in Pune district,10 km from Malavli Railway station out of which 5km is steep road. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. From Pune it is at 64 km via Pune-Kamshet-Pavananagar-Visapur fort road blessed with scenic beauty of Pavna river dam and Dudhiware khind.
About trek :
As explained in video, the trek route very stiff and goes through large stones, this becomes a part of running waterfall in monsoon. So it’s difficult and risky to do this trek in rainy season.
Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water (water storage tanks), a decorated arch and old houses. There are 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 ’Wada’. There are two huge carving of Lord Hanuman. In 1885, near the north wall there is a Canon 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. Unlike the inner structure, majority of its fortification walls are still intact. At a moderate pace, it takes two hours to walk along the winding Visapur walls. It is high and strengthened by towers along the west face.
History
It was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire. Visapur fort was built much later than Lohagad.

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 by British. In contrast, most of Lohagad fort is still intact.

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View from LOHAGAD fort – Pawana River, Visapur Fort – Lonavala

Situated close to the hill station Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune.
The nearest train station is Malavli, which can be accessed by suburban trains between Lonavala and Pune.
Lohagad is connected by the Mumbai-Pune Highway and can also be accessed from Paud via Kolvan and Dudhiware Khind for all vehicles.
Another tourist destination :: Bhivpuri Waterfall,Karjat::—-https://youtu.be/yJC3vrblMbg —
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Visapur Fort (विसापूर किल्ला)

पुण्याकडे जातांना लोणावळा सोडले की लोहगड-विसापूर ही जोडगोळी गिर्यारोहकांचे लक्ष वेधून घेत असते. मळवली रेल्वेस्थानकावर उतरल्यावर समोरच दिसतो तो म्हणजे लोहगड. मात्र डोंगरामागे लपलेला विसापूर किल्ला भाजे गावात गेल्यावरच नजरेस पडतो. पवनामावळात मोडणारा आणि लोणावळा (बोर) घाटाचे संरक्षण हा विसापूर किल्ला करतो. पूर्वीपासूनच दुर्लक्षित असलेला हा विसापूर किल्ला इतिहासात फार मोठे असे स्थान मिळवू शकला नाही.

Visapur Fort is a hill fort near Visapur village in Maharashtra, India. It is a part of the Lohagad-Visapur fortification

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It was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire. 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.

Visapur Fort, India, Pune

It is located in Pune district, 2.5 km from Malavli Railway station. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. It is built on the same plateau as Lohagad. It was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa. Visapur fort was built much later than Lohagad Fort but the histories of the two forts are closely linked.