Lohagad FortCurrently Open
- Address: Lohagad Trek Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 410406, Khandala, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 022-22044040
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hiking Trail, Tourist Center, Adventure, Fort
About Lohagad Fort, Khandala
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Lohagad Fort
95% of people who visit Khandala include Lohagad Fort in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
26.27% of people start their Lohagad Fort visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Lohagad Fort
91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lohagad Fort
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Lohagad Fort, Khandala Reviews
Wonderful place to trek. Road is very narrow so be careful while driving.. especially for bikers it's very slippery if you are going to top.. you can enjoy time here with friends, family... Restaurants are available and kind of so so.. you can enjoy some street food on the way to top.. parking is not free..you need to pay for it and there is no special parking ground/place.. overall nice time spent
Declared as a protected monument this fort is typical to all forts in Maharashtra. It has a rich history though there is not much history left at the site itself as all is destroyed - what remains is the beauty of its location and setting. The Western Ghats have a lot of plateaus and these have been converted by rulers of the ancient times into forts. This is one of them. Mornings and evenings are the best time to visit. The Rising sun and the sunsets are marvelous. Excellent photo opportunity. Lohagad overlooks the Pavana lake. Monsoons are beautiful with the gates all covered in mist. The hike up is very refreshing but can be a little difficult for the elders in the family. Do carry water and snacks with you. This is ideally a 1 day excursion. Helpful Tip - order lunch at one of the small homely restaurants before you go to the fortress, so than once your back you don't have to wait plus you know that you WILL get lunch. Due to the remoteness of this place - eating options are limited.
It's a place of absolutely astonishing scenic views. But this beauty does not have a well established accessibility unfortunately. There is a one lane hairpin road to reach till the entrance of the Fort, so I would prefer a 2 wheeler vehicle over a 4 wheeler as it could be very risky and difficult to drive through the unprotected hairpin roads. It may prove a little difficult for the elderly people to climb all those steps to reach the top of the Fort from the entrance. But, I can tell you that this pain is worthwhile and rewarded fruitfully once you reach the top or even about anywhere closer to it. The scenic beauty of those valleys and the lake, which lies in between them, is the best one can hope for. I visited this fort during the winters and the best thing was that it had not more than 2 or 3 families and couples on the top of the Fort. This gave us some quality time to enjoy the cool breeze with no noise at all. But I would say that the best time to visit would be during or soon after the monsoons. This place is a no-no during the summers, as you would have nothing worthwhile to reward yourself in that heat. I hope this would help you. Thank you & Good luck.
The fort is really good for trek. The road are very much inclined so a bit difficult for the bike drivers having mid range engine power bikes. Car drivers needs to be very careful at the inclined roads and at the turns of the hilly road because they are very steep and are made in a manner of one way traffic. The edges of the road are higher from the road level so chances of the car moving down the edge are high. So be careful on the turns. The best time to visit is in monsoon. Beware of the monkeys - don't take food items along with you on the way to fort because lot of monkeys are there and they don't allow you to go if they see any eatable in your hands or in your bag
Magnificent... Name suits it's structure and way the fort was built. One can see all around from fort including city and movement below fort. Need some improvements as fort is not in good condition in some places. Government should establish some cultural and innovative ideas to attract and retain people visiting fort.