Located near Lonavla, Visapur is a majestic fort at an elevation of 3556 feet above the sea level. Adorned with caves and reservoirs of water, the Visapur was a prominent fort of the Maratha Empire. The ruins of a large stone house can be still observed which operated as the home and palace of Peshwas.
There is also a huge stone carving of Hanuman- a Hindu god and a patron deity. There are also several temples dedicated to Hanuman all over the fort.
Hike up to the fort to get a glimpse into the reminisces of the Maratha empire and get a breath-taking view of the valley!
Visapur Fort Travel Tips
- 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 periodically arranged but enquire well-in advance.
Entrance Ticket Details For Visapur Fort
- Entry is free.
Visapur Fort Hours
- Open 24 hours.
- Best visited during day time.
How to Reach Visapur Fort
- Car and then hiking.
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21.2% of people who visit Lonavala include Visapur Fort in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
53.85% of people start their Visapur Fort visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Visapur Fort
76.32% of people prefer walking in order to reach Visapur Fort
Visapur Fort Reviews & Ratings
The ghats are pretty challenging to drive since some parts of the road isn't good. Make sure your vehicle is in the good condition before going. And don't forget keep some good and water with you since there are not many stalls where you can buy. It's adventurous to climb the fort of course. View is beautiful and calming, there are lots flowers usually so good place to click quality photos.
This place was so awesome as tough it was well planned and designed by nature. Whether interested in trekking or not I do recommend visiting this place once to get that different experience in life to escape from your daily life but towards close to nature. Would only recommend to visit during monsoon and one can also plan bike rides to have more fun based on personal experience. Do hire a guide as it's not so easy to be trekked and one can easily get lost if don't have a guide.
It was really a great experience of trekking. We started the trek in the morning around 10.30 and were on fort at 1pm. It was raining and was in clouds on top of the fort. We visited the Temple, the oldest one. Request to all the trekkers to not throw garbage disposal on fort. Bring those garbage with you and put in dustbins placed near to base of fort. We saw plastic bottles around the fort. Some plastic carry bags around. We bought those with us while getting back and urging all the trekkers to do so to keep our fort clean. The return journey started by 4 pm. Since it was raining in the morning, this made very difficult for us to get down. Overall, it was awesome and thrilling experience.
Best and safe place for trekking. Please carry water and some chocolates in off-season. There is a road to base of fort where u can start your trek and few shops are also their. Best place for some peaceful time away from city.
Excellent trek, especially during monsoon. You can either trek through a stream from the rear side or climb the stairs from the front. Both the routes are a trekker's delight in rains.