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“Trek and nature walk combined in one”
Review of Visapur Fort

Visapur Fort
Ranked #52 of 301 things to do in Pune
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Visapur fort is one of the more accessible forts along with Lohegad. Its a small trek from the Malawali railay station (about 15 minutes from Lonavala). Both the forts (Visapur and Lohegad) are visible from the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The trek to Visapur is long and winding but it is an adventure worth experiencing. There are no signs to the fort and no obvious trail after a while. Its like walking into the unknown and that adds to the fun.
The fort itself is in dilapidated condition but the walls still stand proud. One can only wonder what it would have been like during its glory days. The view from the fort is amazing.
Do take your own food and water. Do start early and keep some time for recovering if you get lost.

3  Thank Ruchir_Asthana
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Visapur fort is a gigantic fort which lies near the malwali railway station and is visible
from the Mumba-Pune Expressway as well. This fort is just in front of Lohagad Fort.
It is bigger and taller than Lohagad but attracts less number of tourists because of the difficulty of the trek and the ever deceiving path.We were a bunch of 6 boys who attemped it dusring the monsoons. The trek starts from just above the Bhaje caves.The caretaker of the bhaje caves tried to give us the directions like 'aam ke ped ke peechhe se rasta hai' . But once we started to climb upwards we got confused and were heading in wrong direction. Luckily we saw some fereigners with alocal guid on the other side of the plateu about 200 mtrs away from us and we then tailgated them to get the correct direction. After about an hour of tiring trek we reached a bigger platue with green fileds and some huts. From there we were able to see the walls of fort and now we thought that the path was clear. When we started again and went close to the fort , we found that there is no straight way 2 enter the fort. We discovered a gradual waterfall and started climbing its small rocks. Soon we discovered that the waterfall was actually the broken steps of the long stairway of the fort.After about 20 minutes we found the last part of the stair steps which were intact and then we found a statue of Lord Hanuman at the gate. We were finally on top pf Visapur. . The fortification is intact but there isnt much left on the fort top.The surroundings were just amazing. We could see the amazing pawana lake and the 3 other forts Lohagad, Tung and Tikona.We found a BIG iron Canon which was supposedly used by the britichers to bombard Lohagad and make the marathas surrender.We spent about 2 hours on the top among the clouds and rains.This fort should be attemped only if you are in a big group and everyone is physically fit. A local guide will always be preferable.

5  Thank anjan s
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The Visapur Fort near Lonavla was a favourite Trekking destination. I have been there umpteen times and enjoyed the short trek from Malavali station.It always reminded me of THE one-and-only-ONE, Raja Shiv Chaatrapati.

2  Thank Gaurang K
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

If you are a trek lover, visit this place in monsoon .Take my word you will love this place.

Tip:
Make arrangements for food and water as you will not get anything to eat here.

7  Thank Chaitanya T
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Visapur hasnt got a lot left to it other than the out walls and most of it is a large open space (not much shade!). However the views are amazing and there are some interesting nooks and crannies to explore. it was a bit of a climb to get to it and i managed to get totally lost on the way down so make sure you speak to someone about the way. Watch out for the monkeys though!!

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