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Children Trek Visapur Fort

July 16 @ 6:30 am - 6:00 pm IST

| Rs.300

It is located in Pune district, 9 to 10 km from Malavli Railway station . It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level.

Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa's palace. In addition to a huge carving of Hanuman, there are also several temple dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort.

There is a well which local legend says was built by the Pandavas. In 1885, near the north wall there was an iron gun ten feet long and of four-inch bore, marked with the Tudor Rose and Crown, flanked by the letters E. R. This is probably a gun of Queen Elizabeth's reign probably taken as bounty from an English ship and presented to the Peshwa by Kanhoji Angre or some other commander of the Maratha navy. Like other guns on the fort it has been disabled by breaking off its trunnions. Close to it are the remains of an old Mahadev shrine.

Unlike the inner structure, majority of its wall is still intact. At a moderate pace, it takes two hours to walk along the winding Visapoor walls . It is high and strengthened by towers along the west face. In other parts, the wall varies from 3 feet thick fortification, backed by masonry platforms where the slope of the hill is easy, to a mere parapet of dry stone where the plateau ends in a precipice. Two massive bastions still flank the ruined central gate.

DESCRIPTION TREK
Day Time DESCRIPTON
Sunday 06.30AM Depart from Chinchwad Office
08.30 AM Reach Malavli and have breakfast.
09.00 AM Start with trek.
11.30 PM Reach top of the fort. Enjoy monsoon .
Have lunch (to be carried)
01.30 PM Start return trek.
03.30 PM Reach back to Malavali
06.00 PM Reach Chinchwad.

WHAT TO BRING FOR BACKPACKING :
  • Loose/Comfortable clothing
  • Raincoat / poncho
  • Trekking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sun Cap / goggles
  • Torch with spare cells
  • Tiffin (For Lunch)
  • Spare Dress .
  • Personal Medicines.

To enroll online click link given below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOPgqIrJM2BtgOjtPeR7VJ-ahqD9SxTLIvLvrJf4fhfUiYCg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Rs.300
Event Category:
Website:
http://shikharfoundationpune.com

Organizer

Jalindar Waghole
Phone:
9822353670
Website:
jaliwaghole@gmail.com

Venue

Visapur fort
Lonawala
pune, Maharashtra India
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Comment (1)

  • Archana Deshpande

    Dear Sir,
    I am interested in sending my son for this trek. Age 16 yrs. Please send details.

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