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Nice little trek

If you’re visiting Lonavala and feel a bit adventurous, do check out Lohagad fort. It’s easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mumbai, India
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Trek + Breathtaking Views

Carry more than sufficient water and cnacks from the base as nothing available at top. Views are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Visited on 19th July 2015. It was crowded. If you have your car, you can drive upto the bottom of the fort where the steps to the top start. It takes not more than 30 mins to climb these steps to top, if you go continuously. But people usually take photographs on the way. There were many families with kids and even with old people climbing to the top. The view from the top is awesome. You will get vada-pav and tea at top. Worth a go.

1) Carry water and snacks.
2) Beware of monkeys on the way. They can snatch eatables if holding in hands. Keep eatables in the bag.

10  Thank 0_Sajal_0
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

This place is about 15 kms drive from Lonavla and one has to cross the level crossing at Nangargaon to go to the eastern side of the railway line. It is available on Google maps so finding it should be easy.
The final few kms of the drive has some very steep roads and a SUV will come in very handy though the overall road quality is OK. One can reach upto the base of the fort by car, though parking is a pain because of narrow road and stalls alongside. There is a toll of Rs.30/- to be paid.
The climb seems safe and not very strenous. There are steps ( though broken at places). It does get crowded on weekends especially in the rains.
Just as you begin the climb there are a lot of stalls and you would certainly get tempted to buy corn(bhuttas). Please make sure you finish eating them before you start climbing otherwise monkeys will take them away from you. Do not carry any foodstuff in your hand.
The weather at the top is simply awesome, with the breeze almost like a mini gale and makes the trip worthwhile. There are hardly any structures apart from a couple of temples which are also not maintained well. Overall extremely good.

2  Thank atul_31
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Lohagad is located around 60km frm pune .The place is quite scenics

Few Highlights
1.You can reach lohagad from pune via NH4 old mum pune highway which is very good

2. You can visit karla caves on the way to lohagad.

3. From Malawali railway station to lohagad road is very narrow its just 1way.

4.Fort closing time is 6pm

We have started our journey from pune Hinjewadi around 2pm via manjari road.We reached malawali around 3:30 via NH4. From Malawali stn the ghat starts which are scenic.
We reached lohagad around 5
As we were stopping at many places

Finally we reached at the top around 6 pm and the watchman was pushing us its time to close common go back

Ashish Mishra

2  Thank ashish2782
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

It is a complete day trek on this fort. Keep your supplies of food and water along with you as you will not get much on the fort. A enjoyable experience with friends but very tiring.

Thank kaspal
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This fort is close to Malavali station nearby Bhaje caves. It is the best for monsoon. Trek begins from the Malavali Railway station and a lot of trekkers from Pune and Mumbai visit this fort in monsoon time. Climbing till the top of fort (from malavali station) takes around 2 to 2.5 hours.
Now Tar road is newly constructed for from malavali till base village. People can go till the base village of fort by car. Road is in good shape to drive.

Highlight of fort is Vinchukata (Scorpion's tail) which reminds us of 'Sanjeevni Machi 'of Rajgad fort. It is 1500m long & 30m wide part of the mountain, separated from the main part. Viewing from the fort this portion looks like scorpion’s sting and hence it is called 'Vinchu Kata'. Take proper care while going towards Vinchu kata as path is too narrow with open valley on one side.
There are many places to see on fort. First entrance door is known as Ganesh darwaja (Lord Ganesh entrance gate). Other entrance gates in sequence are Narayan darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja and last entrance gate is known as Maha-Darwaja. You can visit Shiv temple and Laxmi kothi (caves which was used to store loot from Surat).

Food is available at the base village of fort known as Lohagadwadi. Home stay option is also available there. Photo attached are taken in last 2 years
If you are on picnic and driving by car till base rather than trek then you can also cover Bhaje caves.

Thank priteshkulkarni
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