Lohagad Fort, Khandala
About Lohagad Fort, Khandala
Lohagad Fort, Khandala - Address, Phone Number
Address: Lohagad Trek Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 410406
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
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Lohagad Fort is a perfect monsoon destination to visit. Just 7 kilometres towards south on Malavali station on the Pune-Mumbai railway line, this impressive fort lies on the Sahyadri mountain ranges that divide the Indrayani and Pavana River. It is located at a height of 3400 feet above the sea level, making it perfect spot for few activities like trekking when the rainy season starts.
The fort is intricately designed and several structures added by the Peshwas including a big tank and step well are still intact. There is also a little temple and a Islamic pir (prayer area) on the fort. Ganesh Darwaja, Narayan Darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja and Maha Darwaja are the four doors to Lohagad. A few sculptures are still visible on Maha Darwaja or the main gate. The base-camp for hiking to Lohgad is Lohawadi village. The bhaji caves can be observed on the way up to the fort. The impressive Vinchu Kata (scorpion’s sting) and Visapur forts are located in close proximity to the Lohagad. The monsoon adds the beauty of this fort, you can see green grass everywhere on the fort and trust me, this is the time when, this fort becomes the most photogenic point of interest.
Offering stunning views of Pavana lake and Sahyadri Valley, a trek here is a favourite one-day activity from Pune, Lonavala and Khandala.
Lohagad Fort Information
- Hike can be tiresome and not suitable for infants, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with medical problems.
- Wear rainy jacket and comfortable shoes.
- Guided tours are available but require pre-booking.
Lohagad Fort Opening and Closing Hours
- Best visited during day time.
How To reach Lohagad Fort by Public Transport
- Bus, Car, Taxi and then hike
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An amazing sight to the eyes and pretty cool for your first trek. Don't forget to visit the tip of the fort if you don't have any health issues and have a big group to support each other! Oh and there's drinking water at top from a pond. It's not that bad.
Historic and manageable in half a day. Near Pune and the road leading to the base of fort is paved with abused patchy roads due to rains and nearly no maintenance. Car can go but with caution (low ground clearance could be a worry). Driver needs to be adapt in managing sharp and steep turns. On the fort, lemon water in available with either bottled or natural water with a small sum of 15 rupees a glass! Very refreshing. Be aware of monkeys during stepped ascend. They don’t fear humans! Enjoyable and must visit for trekkers, weekend outing and history lovers.
Very good place with views. Mesmerizing views of pawna lake is there. When you are up the hill there is a cool breeze which will refresh you. Just a 30 minutes trek through stairs . Very easy level trekking there. You will enjoy the views.
Beautiful, nature at it's best during monsoon. There is a parking charge, and the entry for the fort closes by 5.30 pm. Be early if planning to roam the fort area. Way is pretty simple. Following the map would help. Outside there are small shops serving tea coffee and Maggie.
Wonderful place to visit during monsoons. It is a decent trek but if it's raining heavily then climbing up is difficult. Wear footwear with a food grip. Once you reach the top, there's another hillock on the other side of which is a shallow water body. If you don't mind a little muddy water, jump in. It is very refreshing. Going in a group will be much fun.