Lohagad FortCurrently Open
- Address: Lohagad Trek Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 410406, Khandala, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 022-22044040
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hiking Trail, Tourist Center, Adventure, Fort
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.
- 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.
- Best visited during day time.
- Bus, Car, Taxi and then hike
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95% of people who visit Khandala include Lohagad Fort in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
52.44% of people start their Lohagad Fort visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Lohagad Fort
94.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lohagad Fort
गडावर चढतांना सलग चार प्रवेशद्वारांमधून आणि सर्पाकार मार्गावरून जावे लागते. १. गणेश दरवाजाः- ह्याच्याच डाव्या – उजव्या बुरुजाखाली सावळे कुटुंबाचा नरबळी देण्यात आला होता आणि त्याच्या बदल्यात त्यांच्या वंशजांना लोहगडवाडीची पाटिलकी देण्यात आली होती.येथे आतील बाजूस शिलालेख आहेत. २. नारायण दरवाजाः- हा दरवाजा नाना फडणवीसांनी बांधला. येथे एक भुयार आहे, जिथे भात व नाचणी साठवून ठेवण्यात येई. ३. हनुमान दरवाजाः- हा सर्वात प्राचीन दरवाजा आहे. ४. महादरवाजाः- हा गडाचा मुख्य दरवाजा आहे. यावर हनुमानाची मूर्ती कोरली आहे. ह्या दरवाज्यांचे काम नाना फडणीसांनी १ नोव्हेंबर १७९० ते ११ जून १७९४ या कालावधीत केले.महादरवाज्यातून आत शिरताच एक दर्गा लागतो. दर्ग्याच्या शेजारी सदर व लोहारखान्याचे भग्र अवशेष आढळतात. याच दर्ग्याच्या बाहेर बांधकामाचा चुना बनविण्याची घाणी आहे. उजवीकडे ध्वजस्तंभ आहे. याच्या जवळच एक तोफ काही हौशी दुर्गप्रेमींनी सिंमेटच्या चौथर्यात बसवली आहे. अशीच एक तोफ तुटलेल्या अवस्थेत लक्ष्मीकोठीच्या समोर पडलेली आहे.
This Place Is Awesome. Had quality time at fort. Best fort to tracking. Beautiful view. Better time to visit this place is between July to September. Different kinds of flowers you can see while walking on fort.
Nice place for a short trek amidst the hills and nature. Be prepared for heavy winds and showers if visiting during monsoon (which is ideally the best time to visit). It's a n amazing experience at the top especially observing the clouds passing by.
Lovely, relatively well preserved fort with spectacular views. A mostly easy 20-30 minute climb to the top, and once you're up there there's a lot to explore. Home to some incredible biodiversity as well. Worth a visit... Especially in the monsoons.
There is actually nothing much to see like we expect in fort but its a good highted place to see valley, lake n other hills near by. Its 400 steps n u wont find any juice or water bottle seller on steps. Food near car parking is also too good. We visited in Nov 2018.