Lohagad and Visapur Forts are situated atop an impressive hill near Malavali, 52 km away from Pune. These forts were built in the 18th century. A 1 km long ridge separates the two forts. These forts are regarded to be ideal for trekking and can be toured in a day from Pune.
Lohagad, which is 3,400 feet high, is a very wide spread fort. Ganesh
Darwaja, Narayan Darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja and Maha Darwaja are the four
doors to Lohagad from the nearby village. A few sculptures are still
visible on Maha Darwaja.
Visapur fort, which is 3,500 feet in height, is situated between
Lohagad and Bedse Caves. A huge cannon of 10 feet in length feet is the
main attraction of Visapur, as it has an impression of royal crown.
Vinchu Kata is the famous spot of Lohagad - which is a range of hills
that looks like Capricorn. Pawana Dam can be viewed from the backside of
Lohagad. Sinhagad fort, Tung fort and Tikona fort can be clearly seen
from the Visapur fort. These two forts are historically very crucial and
must be visited by trek lovers and history lovers.
Nearest airport and railway station is at Pune. Regular buses and
locals are available from Shivajinagar and Pune Station to Kamshet and
Malavali. Hotels are available in Pune.
Lohagad Fort is located at a distance of around 50 Km from Pune.