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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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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Lohagad Fort, Khandala Reviews
Nice place. But you won't get anything as you expect. It's just a fort and you need to keep climbing the stairs to the top and on top you will find beautiful view of the city. If going there please have excess water with you as only on top you can get water which is the worst part. In short if I say, there is nothing such to watch or enjoy. But you can enjoy it as a picnic spot and for that you need to carry all the food and stuff to that top. Also wear good shoes don't wear sleepers and mind your steps as the stairs are not that good as you move to top. Good Luck. Have Fun.
Nice place to visit in monsoon season. Very beautiful at top of ford and cool air and scenery of surrounding was Awesome. You will won't find food on top of the ford. Try to carry food and water when plan to reach the top of ford or u can find hotel's in down. Simple nice place for Refreshment
Decent place for a day outing in normal weather. A very romantic place if you catch up here in monsoon. You will find all the clouds running parallel to you. In short, its a nice place. One won't regret going here.😄
Enjoyed visiting this fort today. Beautiful views all around the top and it is a well preserved fort compared to other forts in maharashtra. Water and food is a must to carry along because there are no local vendors at the top. Climbing the fort might get tiresome for newcomers. Well gripped shoes are a must as there are few places where there are no proper steps to climb on. Parking entry is charged but there is no proper parking place so avoid paying for it. The fort gates get closed 5:30 in the evening so it's better to visit in the afternoon to cover the entire place.
I've been going to lohagad for over 15 years now. As the road has been built crowds have increased and the place has become dirty. Biggest problems - The villagers charge random fees for car entry. There is no toilet. Road uphill is a disaster during monsoon. Garbage on the mountain is increasing and the government and local people are doing nothing about it. Positives - Easy to reach. Awesome view. Nice trek.