Visapur Fort Trek—-What kinds of trails have you come across while hiking a mountain or a fort? It would probably have been a forest trail, a boulders trail, a staircase trail, a skiing trail or a motorized trail. Have you ever trekked to the top of a mountain/ Fort taking a waterfall trail? If not, here is a great chance for you!! Be with me till the end of the post, and I will not be surprised if you start jumping in the excitement of going to Visapur Fort Trek. Ha-Ha! Not kidding, I am serious!!
Located around 60 kms from Pune and 100 kms from Mumbai and standing at an elevation of about 1084 meters, Visapur Fort is one of the highest forts in Maharashtra. Perched upon a lush green plateau, the fort is a very popular excursion destination amongst nature lovers, trekkers, and campers.
What’s special about one of the three routes which take you to the top is that you would need to climb through the gushing waterfall for the most part of the trail(only in monsoon season).
Umbrella walk at Visapur Fort Trek
Lush green Visapur Fort Trek
The fort is a part of the Lohagad – Visapur fortification and is the higher one among the two. Apart from the view of lush green surrounding in the nearby region, Visapur also holds an outstanding view of Tikona Fort, Tung Fort, Lohagad Fort and the Pawna Lake. If you start your day early, you can easily cover both Lohagad and Visapur fort on the same day (3-4 hours trekking in total).
Pawna lake with Tung fort in vicinity
Pawna Lake as seen En Route to Visapur Fort
How to reach Visapur Fort base village from Mumbai/Pune
The cheapest and convenient way to reach the fort is via railways. The nearest railhead to Visapur Fort is Malavli station (approx. 5 kms) which is well connected to Mumbai, Lonavala, and Pune via local trains. From Malavli station shared auto/taxi are available for the base village of Visapur Fort. You can also opt to walk all the way as it would hardly take an hour to reach the base village. For train bookings visit IRCTC.
What is included in the tour
Pune to Pune train tickits
Transport from Malavli to Malavli
Food : Breakfast & Lunch
Trekfit Trekking Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
- Ancient caves, Old Grinder
- Beautiful Lord Hanuman temple.
- A small and large Cannon at Visapur fort.
- The enormous Visapur fort wall.
- Explore the secret route to escape from Visapur Fort.
05:50 am: Meet Trekfit team at Pune Railway Station at 06:00 am
06:00 am: Catch Pune - Lonavala Local at 06:30 am
07:30 am : Get Down at Malavli Station
07:45 am : Take Local Transport to reach Bhaje Village
09:00 am: Reach Base village and Enjoy breakfast
09:30 am: Post Introduction Start our trek.
11:30 pm: Reach the Top, Explore.
02:30 pm: Post Lunch , Start Descend.
04:30 pm: Reach the Base Village
05:00 pm: Enjoy Evening time at base village
06:00 pm: Leave for Malavli Station
07:00 pm: Reach Pune