Lohagad Fort, literally meaning iron fort, is a historical citadel perched a top a hillock at an elevation of 3400 feet. Situated in the Sahyadri range of Lonavala, it separates the Indrayani basin from the Pawana basin. The elaborate history of this fort associates it with the great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Many other Maratha and Vidarbha rulers used this citadel, making it an important part of Maharashtra’s rich history.
The fort can be reached from any of its four entrances, namely Maha Darwaja, Lord Ganesh Darwaja, Lord Hanuman Darwaja and Lord Narayan Darwaja.
Exquisite sculpting can be seen on the Maha Darwaja that speaks of the art and architecture prevalent in olden times. A step well and large water storage tank constructed during the 18th century can also be found here. Don’t forget to catch glance of the famous Pawana Lake while you are at the Fort.