Lohagad Fort
Lohagad Fort
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  • Tapan B
    Colchester, United Kingdom100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day for us
    It is an achievement for us at old age. (81,74) At the bottom many said we won’t be able to do it ,but we took the challenge and enjoyed every moment of it. The day was day before great Sivaji’s birthday. There were many going up with saffron flags.but all were disciplined and not noisy, Many steps ,some were very steep ,which made it interesting. On the top it was flat. The fort changed hands many times ,therefore both temples and Muslim Prayer place on the top. There was also a small reservoir with cold refreshing water. On the top in the temple the people lit a flame ,my wife had the honour to ignite the fire ,we all shouted ,Jai Sivaji . They said all night they would March with this fire lit on poles. It was a great day for us and many. When came down there was cool lassi to quench our thirst.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 6 March 2023
  • Himanshu R
    Cupertino, California16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gem of Maratha history
    Great, albeit a bit challenging hike. Views along the hike and at the top are amazing. Place was undergoing restoration, so a bit of a mess to walk around, but nothing too crazy. A true gem of Marathas!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2023
  • Ruska B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three female friends: We recommend
    We hired a driver in Pune and we saw three places together: first bhaja caves, second lohagad fort and lastly Birla Ganesh Temple. Definitely worth to visit! The Bhaja cave is truly impressive, you go uphill for about 15-20 minutes and that's it. At the Lohagad fort we saw monkeys and we had a great view. (there were lots of people) Keep in mind that It's important to have a bottle of water with you (There are shops at the beginning of the road). PS Photos are from Lohagad Fort
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 December 2023
  • Narinder K
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth every tan , blister I got
    I loved this place , it’s better start early morning or you will get sun burned like me. Wear trekking shoes or ull have injuries. It has lot more to offer as walk n trekking when you reach up, so start from stairs only as I stated from low as I wanted to trekking didn’t know it has so much more on top. It’s worth it as it has a great view from top
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 January 2024
  • AmulAwasthy
    Pune, India3,630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    All Time Favourite
    One of the best One Day Trek near Pune. We often visit this place for one day excursion. There are multiple ways to reach this place. One is Via Malvali , Another is via Pavna (Dhudhiware Khind) or Go bit ahead on the Old Highway and than toch the Lohgad road. Steps are well maintained and there are multiple Stalls here. Beaware of Monkeys here. They often try to snatch the belongings (Specially the Shining Ones) Trek is easy and Fun to Complete. Walk upto Vinchu Kata is mesmerizing. If you start early than you can cover this in half day & Come back to Pune after Lunch.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 February 2024
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AmulAwasthy
Pune, India3,630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the best One Day Trek near Pune. We often visit this place for one day excursion. There are multiple ways to reach this place. One is Via Malvali , Another is via Pavna (Dhudhiware Khind) or Go bit ahead on the Old Highway and than toch the Lohgad road.

Steps are well maintained and there are multiple Stalls here. Beaware of Monkeys here. They often try to snatch the belongings (Specially the Shining Ones)

Trek is easy and Fun to Complete. Walk upto Vinchu Kata is mesmerizing.
If you start early than you can cover this in half day & Come back to Pune after Lunch.
Written 29 February 2024
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Jan 2024 • Friends
Lohgad Fort - A Timeless Journey into History and Nature

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My recent expedition to Lohgad Fort unfolded as a captivating odyssey, seamlessly blending rich historical narratives with breathtaking natural vistas. Nestled in the Sahyadri mountain range, Lohgad Fort stands tall, inviting adventurers to explore its timeless charm.

The trek to Lohgad is an adventure in itself, winding through dense greenery and ascending stone-paved pathways. The air carries a mix of earthy scents and the promise of a rewarding ascent. As I approached the fort's entrance, the imposing stone walls and the sturdy bastions hinted at the fortress's storied past.

The journey through Lohgad unveiled a tapestry of historical marvels. The intricate carvings on the archaic structures, the imposing gateways, and the remnants of the fort's strategic layout spoke volumes about its role in shaping the region's history. Exploring the various sections, including the Vinchu Kata and the formidable Narayani Dwar, offered a glimpse into the military brilliance of its architects.

The panoramic views from Lohgad Fort are nothing short of spectacular. The elevated vantage point provides a 360-degree canvas of the Sahyadri range, with lush green hills, meandering rivers, and the ever-changing sky painting a picture-perfect backdrop. The beauty of the surroundings, especially during sunrise or sunset, adds a magical touch to the entire experience.

One cannot help but appreciate the conservation efforts undertaken at Lohgad Fort. Well-marked trails, informative signages, and the overall cleanliness of the site enhance the trekking experience, making it accessible for both novice and seasoned trekkers.

Lohgad Fort is not just a historical landmark; it's a sanctuary where the past converges with the present, offering a timeless journey for all who dare to explore. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or an adventure seeker, Lohgad Fort promises an immersive experience that transcends time.

In conclusion, Lohgad Fort is a must-visit destination that seamlessly combines history, adventure, and natural beauty. The trek to this ancient fortress is a pilgrimage for those seeking a profound connection with Maharashtra's heritage.

Happy trekking!

KAPILKUMAR🫶
Written 30 January 2024
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Narinder K
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I loved this place , it’s better start early morning or you will get sun burned like me. Wear trekking shoes or ull have injuries. It has lot more to offer as walk n trekking when you reach up, so start from stairs only as I stated from low as I wanted to trekking didn’t know it has so much more on top. It’s worth it as it has a great view from top
Written 21 January 2024
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Ruska B
Tbilisi, Georgia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We hired a driver in Pune and we saw three places together: first bhaja caves, second lohagad fort and lastly Birla Ganesh Temple. Definitely worth to visit! The Bhaja cave is truly impressive, you go uphill for about 15-20 minutes and that's it. At the Lohagad fort we saw monkeys and we had a great view. (there were lots of people)
Keep in mind that It's important to have a bottle of water with you (There are shops at the beginning of the road).

PS Photos are from Lohagad Fort
Written 2 December 2023
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Lohagad fort is situated in Lonavala hill station region situated on a side range of Sahyadri's. it falls in between Lonavala and Karla Caves when you are travelling from lonavala. We were not planned this in our trip but after seeing all lonavala sight seeing places, decided to visit Karla caves and with the help of Google maps we were heading towards Karla Caves where in between this place was appeared, then we covered this fort also in our trip. After visiting we realized that, how important is this to visit in Lonavala trip. This is must visit place if you are able to climb 300 steps.

History:
Lohagad fort has over a long period of history. Several rulers have been here such as Satavahanas, Chalukya, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamas, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. it was there in Mughals hands up to 5 years. As per historical data, Shivaji Maharaj captured its in 1648 CE and he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the treaty of Purandar. Shivaji Maharaj recaptured the fort in 1970 CE. Shivaji Maharaj did have Lohagad as his capital for a short time before Raigad and Rajmachi.

Architecture:
Four large gates are special attraction of this fort and fortunately till today they are in good condition. Name of those are 1. Ganesh Darwaja, 2. Narayan Darwaja, 3. Hanuman Darwaja and 4. Maha Darwaja. Fort has number of water tanks, Mahadev temple on top land of this fort is special attraction for this fort. Steps of this fort are constructed in so beautiful that one can see mesmerizing drone view of the same. Even a photo click of the same from mid of the way also gives good look.

Some interesting Facts about the Lohagad Fort.
1. The name defined as Lohagad which means Iron fort in local language. The fort is situated on a hill made of iron rich rocks.
2. Lohagad fort is situated at an elevation of 1033 meter above sea level in the Sahyadri mountain range.
3. It is said that original fort was built in the 12th century by Raja Bhoj.
4. This fort as Scorpion tails like structure which sets it unique from different forts.
5. The fort has a well preserved wall that stretches for over 1 km with four main entrances to enter inside.
6. Lohagad fort is the best trekking option for the beginners.

Timing: Morning 09:00 to Evening 05:30

Entry ticket:
Indian Adults 25 INR per head, free for Children's and
Foreigners 300 INR per head

Parking Charges:
Two wheeler 20 INR
Car 50 INR
Bus 80 INR
Written 25 November 2023
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KeshavChakraborty
Pune, India871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Lohagad fort is only fort to hold World heritage status and justifies the name as walls are still intact as Iron.
Written 7 June 2023
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Drone Mitra
Mumbai, India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The value resides not only in the architectural grandeur or the strategic setting and picturesque locations of the forts but in the innovation of connecting them into a single operational system of defence through a strategic military network exploiting the unique cultural landscape stretching from Konkan to Sahyadri hills and further up to the Deccan plateau.
Written 28 May 2023
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Himanshu R
Cupertino, CA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Great, albeit a bit challenging hike. Views along the hike and at the top are amazing. Place was undergoing restoration, so a bit of a mess to walk around, but nothing too crazy. A true gem of Marathas!
Written 11 May 2023
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sandsandsingap
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and easy mini trek with stunning view, can get hot though so make sure you have water and hats
Written 5 May 2023
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Tapan B
Colchester, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It is an achievement for us at old age. (81,74) At the bottom many said we won’t be able to do it ,but we took the challenge and enjoyed every moment of it. The day was day before great Sivaji’s birthday. There were many going up with saffron flags.but all were disciplined and not noisy, Many steps ,some were very steep ,which made it interesting. On the top it was flat. The fort changed hands many times ,therefore both temples and Muslim Prayer place on the top. There was also a small reservoir with cold refreshing water. On the top in the temple the people lit a flame ,my wife had the honour to ignite the fire ,we all shouted ,Jai Sivaji . They said all night they would March with this fire lit on poles. It was a great day for us and many. When came down there was cool lassi to quench our thirst.
Written 7 March 2023
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