Lohagad is one of the best ancient forts located in Lonavala, Maharashtra. It attracts numerous tourists especially during monsoon and winter season. It takes you on a journey to the glorious past, while offering beautiful views. On this trek, you can also behold the Visapur Fort located to the east of Lohagad Fort.
Standing at a height of about 3,400 feet, Lohagad Fort (Iron Fort) is one of the many forts captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji and has been declared as a protected monument today. It lies on the Sahyadri Range and divides the Pavna and Indrayani basin. The fort has four big gates which are in a good condition even to this day. In all, Lohagad is a wonderful weekend getaway for nature-lovers and offers one of the best opportunities for trekking in the Western Ghats.
Go on an adventurous Lohagad Fort Trek from Mumbai this monsoon and have one of the most amazing experiences. You will meet your team near Pritam Hotel Dadar (E) and travel to the base village, Lohagadwadi. Then begin your trek to Lohagad Fort, while enjoying picturesque views of the surroundings. On reaching the top, explore the entire fort and its ancient structures. Finally, descend to the base village and start your journey back home. Make your bookings today and enjoy a peaceful getaway trekking amidst nature.
Day 1: Mumbai – Lohagad
Make sure you have packed everything required for a trekking expedition. Keep your bags ready and leave for Kotak Mahindra ATM near Pritam Hotel Dadar (E) by 5:50 AM. This is where you will meet your team. At 6:00 AM, proceed towards the base village, Lohagadwadi. Pickup for your journey from the pickup points - K Star Mall, Chembur East, Vashi, below Main Bridge, and Hotel 3 Star, Kharghar will be at 6:20 AM, 7:00 AM, and 7:20 AM, respectively. Arrive at the base village by 10:00 AM and have a filling breakfast. After a brief introduction at 10:30 AM, begin your Lohagad Fort Trek by 10:45 AM.
En route you can enjoy the fog and lush greenery all around. The fort is unspoiled by the modern-day activities and has an easy route with well-maintained trails. On reaching the top of the fort by around 12:45 PM, take some time to explore the fort. Even today you can find various ancient structures intact on this fort. Enjoy beautiful 360-degree views of the surroundings from the top before you settle down for a relishing lunch at 1:00 PM. At 2:30 PM, you will start descending from the top and reach the base village by 3:30 pm. Relax for a while in the lap of nature and enjoy evening snacks at 4:00 PM. At 5:00 PM, you will start your return journey to Mumbai with beautiful memories of your trek. Arrive in Mumbai by 9:00 PM and proceed to your home.
Departure Dates: August 2017 - 20th