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 - Review
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
26.64% of people start their Lohagad Fort visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Lohagad Fort
91.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lohagad Fort
Lohagad Fort Map
Lohagad Fort Trips
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Lohagad Fort, Khandala Reviews
This is the most easiest trek. But you will still enjoy it. From the highway you can start walking towards fort rather than taking your cars till the very end. On this route you can see several birds. Fort too is nicely maintained. The top part provides amazing. I had been there in summer. But must be really great in rainy season too.
Weather was very nice, raining or drizzling you can say but it was nice and bearable cold. We had gone on bikes, the roads are very steep to climb with bikes so you have to maintain on first and second gear only. It's little scary for the person like me but I managed to climb up safely. You just need concentration and proper bike riding. Obviously there are some bike riders who were easily going up and coming down.Yes and while coming down you need a very much control on your bike. With gears and brakes. Before going check the condition of your bikes, it's my personal opinion. Once you reach up with your vehicle then you have to climb some stairs but it's amazing you can have the nature's best view. All the clouds are coming down if it's raining and everything is awesome. You can feel the freshness of air it's so pure. Don't forget to take your good cameras. One more thing while walking through the stairs there are lot of monkeys so make sure you don't leave your bags anywhere even while taking photos and also keep your cellphones thightly grabbed with you. Don't try to tease them or mess with them they don't mess with you until you do. Carry your water bottles once you start climbing stairs. After all it's a great experience with nature.
Very nice place to visit in monsoon... Long trek route , so bring your stuff like water chips etc. You will get very nice and beautiful views and waterfalls on the way. Also try to come early in the morning so that you can visit nearby barje caves etc also. Wear sports shoes as it gets slippery and if possible carry raincoat etc if visiting in monsoon season. You will see bikes, cars parked at many places on the way, but you can go till very top(start of stair cases) at entrance by bike or car if you are in hurry.
Awesome place to visit early morning. The scenic beauty from the top of the fort is awesome. It just feels heavenly. Be careful of the monkeys. They can get aggressive.
A place must visit for a easy and one day trekking. One can take an auto or cab from lonavala station, get down near the fort stairs. From the dropping point it will take around 1 hr to go to the top and 45 minutes to come down. There are ample of shops for ready food and packaged water.
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