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Located at North-West side of Pune, Lohagad fort, at an elevation of 1033m, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lonavala. Lohagad fort is around 13 km away from Lonavala and 65 km away from Pune.

This trek will be a great choice for beginners as it is an easy one day trek which can be covered in 3-4 hours.

During monsoon, the fort gets covered in the fog and mist which looks magical. This simple, scenic and pleasant trek is one of the best monsoon treks near Pune and Mumbai.

There is another fort named Visapur fort nearby which is larger than Lohagad. Both, Lohagad fort trek and Visapur fort trek, can be done in a single day.

The main attraction of this trail is the route itself. There is long scorpion’s tail-like structure on the fort called ‘Vinchu Kada’ and it is one of the major highlights of this trek.

You will also get to see the reverse waterfall in monsoon days. There are many caves on the fort which were used to keep the treasury. You can also see Karla caves, Bhaja caves and Pawna Lake from the top of the fort.

If you are looking for the quick weekend getaway or an adventurous escape, Lohagad fort trek is a perfect choice. You will get to see lush green beauty and panoramic views of the Sahyadri range.

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Difficulty Level: Easy Type of a trek: One day trek, Monsoon trek Best time to visit Lohagad fort: Monsoon season, Winter Season Distance from Lonavala: 13 km Base village: Malavli The time needed to climb Lohagad fort: 5 hours (from Malavli)

You have to walk through 4 doors to enter the Lohagad fort. At first, there will be ‘Ganesh Darvaja’ then the ‘Narayan Darvaja’. You will get to see two warehouses. Then there is ancient ‘Hanuman Darvaja’ and finally entering through the ‘Maha Darvaja’ you will reach on the top of the fort.

One of the major landmarks of the Lohagad fort is the old ‘Darga’ (Mosque). You will see remnants of the court besides it. There is also a historical structure called ‘Laxmi Kothi’. You will also see cannons in front of ‘Laxmi Kothi’.

The aerial view of the fort looks like a scorpion’s tail. This extended part of the hill is called ‘Vinchu Kada’. It is well fortified and will take 15-20 minutes to reach at the very end. If you want to get a rousing 360-degree view of the surrounding, you got to visit the place.

Vinchu Kada at Lohagad fort

The history of Lohagad goes back to the period of Satvahana. Several other dynasties such as Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Chalukyas, etc. had a hold on this mighty fort.

This fort was under the Maratha Empire for most of the time. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj surrendered it to the Mughals by the treaty of Purandar in 1665. He recaptured the fort in 1670 and used it to keep the loot from Surat.

In Marathi language, Lohagad means Iron fort and it stands tall to its name.

In Peshwa time, Nana Phadnavis was living on this fort for some time. They built many structures on the fort such as a big tank and step-well in his period.

How to reach Lohagad

By private vehicle

If you are coming from Mumbai then you can come to Lonavala and from here head towards the Dudhivare Khind. It will take around 1 hour from Lonavala to reach the Lohagadvadi base village.

There is well-constructed road available till the base of the Lohagad fort.

In rainy days, there will be huge traffic due to single lane. If you are going in the monsoon, I will recommend you to park your vehicle at Bhaja village and start your trail from there.

Although there is a well-constructed road, there are many rough patches and steep turns. I have seen many experienced drivers struggling at those patches.

There are 2 different routes available from Pune. You have to take old Mumbai – Pune highway and head towards Lonavala. Just before the Lonavala, you will reach Malavli village. Take a left and then there will be a 6 km drive till the base. You can park your vehicle at Malavli village and start the trail from there.

Another route is from Paud- Kolvan and Lohagad fort. This route is not that popular and you need to drive across Pawna Lake.

There is no direct bus service available to Lohagad. You need to catch a bus till Lonavala. From here you can hire a cab to Lohagad.

The road from Lonavala to Lohagad is very scenic and passes through the famous Dudhivare Khind.

Dudhivare Khind

The nearest railway station to Lohagad fort is Lonavala railway station which is around 13 km away from Lohagad. You can take a suburban train from Lonavala till the Malavli stop if you are coming from Mumbai.

There are many suburban trains available from Pune to Lonavala. You can get off the train at Malavli station. The fort is around 6 km away from Malavli.

You can take a shared auto or taxi from here till the base. Most of the trekkers start the trail from the station itself. There is a well-constructed road from the station to the base of the fort.

There two different routes available to reach till the base of the fort. The trail from Malavli railway station is quite popular and you can cover Bhaja caves, Visapur fort and Lohagad fort in a day.

The total distance you need to cover is around 6km from Malavli station to Lohagad. In 2-3 hours, you will reach the base of the fort.

The second route is from Lonavala side. This route will take you through amazing Dudhivare Khind.

Both the roads are very scenic and end up at Lohagadwadi which is a base village for the Lohagad fort trek. From here, there are well-constructed steps to reach the top of the fort. It will take roughly 45 minutes to reach the top.

There are many historical structures, temples and Darga on the top.

One of the major highlights on the Lohagad fort, Darga (Mosque)

To go to the Vinchu Kada you need to walk towards the North-west side of the fort. In around 15 minutes you will reach the mighty Vinchu Kada.

Most of the trekkers wander only at the gate and around the temple, but the main attraction on Lohagad is Vinchu Kada and you must explore it if you want to enjoy the real beauty of the Lohagad.

You can visit the Lohagad round the year. But the best time to visit the fort is in monsoon. Lohagad fort trek is magical in monsoon days.

You will come across many waterfalls and will get splendid views as the fort is covered in the fog and mist. Don’t forget to enjoy the reverse waterfall on the fort.

Remember, there will be a huge crowd on rainy days. Avoid weekends if you don’t want to wait in a queue to climb the fort.

There are many food stalls available at the base of the fort. You will get snacks, water bottles and delicious Maharashtrian Thalis.

Camping is not allowed on the Lohagad fort. They close the doors of the fort in the late evening.

You can camp near Pawna Lake. There are many lake camping organizers available.

If you want to explore the surrounding region then stay at a hotel in Lonavala. There are many worth seeing places in the area.

Bhaja caves, Lonavala

There is a total of 22 ancient rock-cut caves and stupas built in the 2nd century and used by the Buddhist Monks. This place is very peaceful and far away from urbanization.

To go to this place you need to take a little detour from Bhaje waterfall. It’s around half km away from the main trail. It almost takes a half hour or so.

First view of Visapur fort

A small range connects Visapur Fort and Lohagad and divides the basins of the Indrayani River and Pavana River.

Visapur Fort is larger compared to Lohagad. You can visit both the forts in a single day.

During the Lohagad fort trek, you will come across the ‘Gaimukh Khind’. The left side route will take you to the Visapur Fort.

The road is well marked so there will not be any confusion.

Well, it’s always good if you start the trek as early as possible.

There are many worth seeing places on this trail. You can visit Bhaja caves by taking a little diversion from Bhaje Waterfall. It will take a maximum of an hour.

Bhaje waterfall during the Lohagad fort trek

After walking for some time you will come across ‘Gaimukh Khind’. Take a left from here and head towards the Visapur Fort. In the monsoon days, there is water flowing down from the steps and the view is stunning.

You can explore the fort and after spending an hour or so you can again come back and head towards the Lohagad Fort. This detour will take around 2 hours.

After reaching to the base of the Lohagad fort, take a rest for a while. Have your meal and then climbing around 350 rock steps you will reach the top of the Lohagad.

Precautions for Lohagad fort trek

You are going to come across our ancestors (thanks to Mr Darwin) during the trail. Yeah, monkeys. You don’t want the monkeys to steal your food, so avoid carrying any food or snacks in your hand. Beware of the monkeys. Yes, I mean it. Haha!

Wear a pair of good quality shoes, as there is lots of walking involved in this trail.

You will come across many waterfalls during the trail. The most famous one is Bhaje waterfall. And I will recommend you to enjoy the waterfall from a distance.

There are no protective bars at the edge of the cliffs. So stay away from the edge. The wind is so strong during the monsoon and it may cause an accident.

Tip for you:

If you are coming by train then there will be a huge crowd and you might not get a place to even stand up in the train.

What you can do is, get on the train which is heading towards the Lonavala from Pune. The same local will come back again to Pune, so you need not be worried about the seat. Thank me later!!

Lohagad fort trek is one of the best one-day treks near Pune and Mumbai . The trail is simple and straight forward. If you are looking for a quick escape from the busy city life then head towards the Lohagad fort. The complete trail is a long walk till the base of the fort. After climbing well-constructed steps, you will reach the top of the fort.

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Lohagad Fort Trek: A Day trip from Pune

Lohagad Fort Trek: One day trip from Pune

Last Updated on March 5, 2024 by admin

Lohagad Fort is a popular day trip from Pune and especially visited in monsoon. Check out this guide on Lohagad Fort Trek.

Monsoon season in Pune means heading to the Western Ghats. The first rains are especially special and if it is a weekend then day trips around Pune are for trekking, nature walks, camping and chasing waterfalls.

Pune’s surroundings are nature’s bounty thanks to the Sahyadri hills of Western ghats. I reminisce about one such day trip from Pune to Lohagad wherein I contemplated if the Lohagad Fort trek would be as easy as they say it is.

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About Lohagad Fort

Lohagad is one of the historical citadels situated on a hillock in the Lonavala region of Maharashtra.

Lohagad Fort is said to be one of the must-visit places in Maharashtra, especially for trekking enthusiasts.

Lohagad in Marathi translates to ‘Iron Fort’ and is backed by the rich history and architectural brilliance which makes it a favourite and a quick getaway for the students, IT professionals and BPO employees of Pune. Don’t get me wrong, others enjoy it equally!

Lohagad Fort divides the river basins of Indrayani and Pavna and is situated at an elevation of 1,033 meters above mean sea level.

Lohagad is connected to the neighbouring Visapur Fort which is on its eastern side. The fort is still intact and in a good condition as compared to many others in Maharashtra. Lohagad has been declared a protected monument by the Archeology Survey of India (ASI).

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History of Lohagad Fort

The history of this fort is associated with the great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji. Shivaji Maharaj had captured Lohagad in 1648 and it was handed over to Mughals in 1665 according to the Treaty of Purandar. After five years, the Marathas recaptured it in 1670 and it was used as storage to keep wealth.

It is believed that several other dynasties, such as Rashtrakutas, Nizamshahis, Yadavas, Chalukyas, Mughals, Bahamanis, Satavahanas , have used this fort for several purposes. This is the reason why the fort plays a prominent role in the history of Maharashtra.

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Breathtaking views during Lohagad fort trek

Lohagad Fort Trek: My experience

4 friends on 2 bikes started from Pune on an early Saturday morning towards Lohagad via NH48. An hour into the ride and our stomachs already grumbled for some breakfast. We stopped in one of the roadside shacks selling ‘Chai’ and ‘Pohe’ overlooking the beautiful countryside. After the pit stop, we started again towards Kamshet.

The mundane highway traffic noise was rattled by high-speed bikers who zoomed past us.

It took us over 2 hours to cover the 55km stretch from Pune to Lohagad including the breakfast stop. We reached the Malavli village and upon asking the villagers (works so much better than GPS!), they guided us towards Lohagadwadi village. Lohagad Fort trek starting point is Malavali village for people coming by train and Lohagadwadi village for people on bikes/cars.

We came across the Gaimukh Khind exactly as the villagers had told us the directions and took a right turn towards Lohagadwadi. We promised ourselves to take a left turn soon so as to do the Visapur fort trek , next time. 

A small parking area on the foothills near Lohagadwadi village makes it easy to keep the vehicles. It is possible for bikes to go up to the parking area near Bhaja caves. It is generally safe to park there. We found the stairs toward the end of the trekking trail, which would lead us straight to the fort.

500 Stairs to the top of Lohagad fort

We started on the first stairs at about 10:30 am and enquired from the visitors who had already descended the Lohagad fort steps and an enthusiastic guy replied ‘ About 500 EASY steps!

So we started climbing those easy steps breathing in the fresher air with every stair higher.

As we neared the top we came across four doors – the first one is called ‘Ganesh Darwaja’ which houses a broken shrine of Ganapati.

The second one is called ‘Narayan Darwaja’ which houses the shrine of Goddess Parvati postured in crossed legs.

The third one is called ‘Hanuman Darwaja’ which has Lord Hanuman carvings in a dilapidated state, probably because it is known to be the most ancient of all the doors in the fort.

The fourth one is called ‘Maha Darwaaja’ which has a wooden structure built in the Mughal style and the opposite of it houses the cenotaph dedicated to Aurangzeb.

Bhaja caves as seen during Lohagad fort trek

We crossed a room-like looking structure between the Narayan & Hanuman Darwaja. In the yesteryears, these were two godowns that were used for the storage purposes of ammunition. After entering the Maha Darwaja we came across an old mosque. Towards the right of Maha Darwaja, we came across ‘Laxmi Kothi’ which had many rooms. Two cannons are placed here. 

We noticed that the entire Lohagad consisted of numerous structures, carvings and caves, some intact and some ruined.

The hill extended to the northwest to a fortified spur which is a 1500 meter long & 30 meters wide part of the mountain, separated from the main part. Viewing from the fort this area looks like a scorpion’s tail and hence it is called Vinchu Kata. This part of the fort acted as a watchtower to keep tabs on enemy activity and attack a launch if required. 

We spent the early part of our afternoon and our grumbling stomach reminded us that we need food. The Lohagad fort trek does not have food stalls and the snacks and water that we carried were about to get over. So we decided to climb down and reach the base at 4 pm. We considered going to the nearby waterfalls but we were too tired and hungry and decided to pass it for next time.

All this trekking reminded me of trek to Triund hill . 

One of the gates to Lohagad fort

Best time to visit Lohagad Fort

The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is during the monsoon months i.e. June to September as it receives heavy rainfall, which makes the trekking track green and spectacular. The top is full of mist. One can also visit it in winter till March when the weather is pleasant and humidity is low. 

How to reach Lohagad Fort

Lohagad is a few kilometres away from Mumbai and Pune and can be reached by the following modes of transport:

The Pune International Airport is the closest airport. It is located at a distance of 55kms from Lohagad which takes around 2hrs of a drive on the Mumbai-Pune Highway. 

The nearest railway station is Malavli. It is just 6kms away from Lohagad Fort. Lonavala is another major railway station near Lohagad. It is 12kms away from Lohagad Fort.

Lohagad is accessible by road. Just follow the Mumbai-Pune Highway to reach.

Frequently Asked Questions for Lohagad Fort Trek

Who built lohagad fort.

The fort was built by Guru Govind Singh and it was designed to serve as a prison. However, over the years, it was used for various purposes.

Lohagad trek time/ Time required to climb Lohagad fort Pune?

It took us 2 hours to climb Lohagad with ample photography stops and a first-time visit. For people visiting it often, the trek can be completed within 40 minutes.

What are Lohagad trek timings?

Lohagad trek is open from 9 am to 6 pm.

Is food available in Lohagad?

Food is only available at the base village or in the shacks at the base. Cooking is not allowed inside the fort premises. Carrying dry snacks is allowed.

Are toilets available on Lohagad fort?

There are no toilets available in the fort. Ensure to use a toilet before you start the trek.

Where to stay in Lohagad?

Though Lohagad trek is a one day trip from Pune, it can be combined with leisure stay in Lohagad Boat club on the banks of Pawna Lake. There are also many campsites to choose from. 

Lohagad fort photos | As seen from the peak

Is Lohagad fort trek easy? | What is the difficulty level of Lohagad trek?

Lohagad trek is an easy to moderate trek that can be done by anyone. You can be easily be prepared for the trek by following the points below:

  • Physical fitness: No special training is required for the Lohagad trek, but the fitter you are the better you enjoy it.
  • Exercise and walk: You need to have good stamina for trekking. Regular walking along with some cardiovascular exercises increases the stamina required for the trek. 

Distance from Mumbai to Lohagad / How to reach Lohagad from Mumbai?

Lohagad trek from Mumbai distance is 100 km and three hours drive.  

Distance from Pune to Lohagad Distance/ How to reach Lohagad from Pune?

Lohagad from Pune is two hours drive 65 km approx. Car parking is available near the Bhaja village. 

Things to Carry on Lohagad Fort trek

  • Good trekking shoes or any comfortable shoes
  • Water-bottle 
  • Hat or cap or stole
  • Medicines if you are suffering from any allergy or you are on any medication.

River basins as seen during Lohagad trek

Sustainable Tips for Lohagad Fort Trek

  • Carry a bag to store the wrappers and plastic packets. Take it back to the base or even better back to the city for disposal. DO NOT under any circumstances throw the plastic in water tanks at the top of the fort – it is impossible to clean it.
  • Do not dispose of leftover food during the trek or on the top. 
  • Take food only in the quantity that you will consume.
  • Do not carry liquor – it is banned to consume it on the fort premises.
  • Do not write on or distort the rocks of the fort. You are witnessing a portion of history so respect it.

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I never heard of this place before but I’m so glad I came across your post. These photos are so lovely. I will have to add this to my never ending bucket-list. Hopefully when travel restrictions become normal again I will be able to experience this place myself one day.

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Why do you go in Monsoon season? I have never experienced one, but it isn’t dangerous? I love the idea of a day with caves, waterfalls, biking and hiking.

Jamie, monsoon is huge in India as the rains make the waterfalls swell and makes the mountains green. It is only in the monsoon that we get rains so we really look forward to travelling in that season.

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Wow, I loved the views of the River basins from the top of Lohagad. That must have been even better in person especially after biking for 2 hours and then trekking up 500 “easy” steps! That one gate view you captured is really beautiful. It always amazes me when you find structures in hard to reach or hidden areas that have such amazing architecture because that means great workers had to carry all of that up there & then build it!

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I have fond memories from my time in Pune too, I miss the city so much! Lohagad was a trip we made often but never actually did the hike – too lazy for that! Wish I could go back now and do the hike though, it sounds amazing!

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Wow, the fort really is stunning built into the rock like that! A bike ride sounds like the perfect way to start the day and get the blood flowing for the hike. And I can see what you mean about visiting during monsoon season. The surroundings really are so green and lush!

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Thank you for such a detailed post! Saving it so I can refer to it when I plan a trip there, of course after the pandemic ends

Glad to know that Pooja. Lohagad is a lovely place with a short trek. I hope you have a good time, whenever you go!

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Trek Information:

  • Fort Elevation:  Fort trail
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Endurance : Medium
  • Base village for Lohagad: Lohagad Wadi
  • Lohgad Fort Height: 3400 ft.
  • Location : Lonavala
  • Total time required for climbing: 2 hours from Malavali and 40 minutes from Lohagad Wadi.
  • Total distance for climbing: 5 km
  • Distance from Mumbai: 106 km
  • Distance from Pune: 64 km

Batches  : 

  • June : 12th, 19th, 26th
  • July:  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
  • August :   7th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 28th
  • September :   4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Event Fees:

  • Lonavala Station :  1400  1100/-
  • Malavli Station :  900  700/-
  • Base Village : Rs 699/-
  • 06:30 AM:  Take Lonaval local from Pune station or  05:30 AM:  INDRAYANI EXP (22105) from CSMT to Lonavala
  • 07:45 AM:  Reach Lonavla Station
  • 08:00 AM:  Have breakfast at Lonavala Station
  • 09:00 AM:  Start to drive to the base village
  • 11:30 AM:  Start our trek to the summit
  • 01:00 PM:  Reach Lohagad Fort
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM:  Relax and explore the fort
  • 02:30 PM:  Start descending via the same route
  • 04:00 PM:  Reach Base Village
  • 04:30 PM:  Have Lunch 
  • 05:00 PM:  Depart for Lonavala Station
  • 07:00 PM:  Take the next Pune local train or INDRAYANI EXP (22106) to CSMT

Inclusion :

  • Travel from Lonavla by Private Cab as per govt COVID guidelines
  • Breakfast & Tea
  • Lunch ( Veg Thali )
  • Guide Charges.
  • Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges.

Exclusion :

  • Forest Entry Charges.
  • Travel till pickup points
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the inclusions above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required

Pickup points :

  • 08:00 AM:  Lonavala Railway Station
  • 10:00 AM:  Base Village

Return Arrival:

  • 07:00 PM :   Lonavala Railway Station

Return time is subjective to the speed of the group, traffic in return, or any unwanted situation beyond our control and can be delayed. Please inform your family members accordingly. 

Things to carry:

(Highly Required and Mandatory Things)

  • backpack (waterproof or covered with waterproof cover) 
  • trekking shoes or any sports shoes with a Good grip
  • Trekking pants (compulsory), 2 T-Shirts (Preferably full sleeves or Half T-shirt with sleeves), Raincoat/ waterproof jacket/ windcheater, Handnapkin/Towel, etc
  • Water 2-3 liters.
  • Ready-to-eat food like plum cakes, Dry fruits, dry snacks and biscuits, Chikki, chocolate bars, etc.
  • Personal Medicines and Personal First aid 

(Required but Optional Things)

  • To change after trekking - Facewash, Extra pants/ shorts, Extra T-shirt, sleeper/ floaters, an extra bag to carry your trekking shoes, innerwear, etc
  • Sweater For bus journey
  • Electoral or Glucose D powder. 
  • Portable Phone Charger, Earphones, etc.
  • Sun protection cap, sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, toothbrush-toothpaste, etc
  • Proper face mask or shield 
  • Extra Pair of clothes.

(Note: Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant,  this will protect your body and skin from Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles, etc)

COVID Guidelines :

  • Mask and maintaining social distance with others are mandatory throughout the trip.
  • Buses will be fully sanitized before use.
  • Carrying your own sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
  • Food will be freshly cooked and packed as per WHO guidelines.

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Lohagad Fort

Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Forts & Palaces

Timings : Morning to sunset (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM usually)

Time Required : 4 - 5 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Height : 3400 feet

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Lohagad Fort, Khandala Overview

Situated at the height of 3400 feet, Lohagad Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site and formidable fort about 52 kilometres away from Pune. Perched atop an impressive hill near Malavali, this destination is the perfect amalgam of ancient architecture and natural beauty. Lohagad Fort was built in the 18th century and is an ideal destination for trekking and nature lovers, especially from Pune and Mumbai. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj used to keep his treasury in this fort.

The trek to the fort is an easy one and perfect for the first-timers, making it a favourite haunt of hiking enthusiasts. In addition to its thrilling trek route, Lohagad Fort in itself is a massive structure that was once under the control of the mighty Maratha Empire and is connected to its twin Visapur Fort as well. Until a few years back, the base of the fort was quite far from the last point connected via road, but now a proper road has been built to the base of the fort, due to which a lot of people visit Lohagad during monsoon weekends, making it quite crowded. Whether you visit this destination for its lush green beauty, adventurous trekking route, panoramic views or illustrious history, Lohagad Fort is certainly worthy of a visit.

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  • The fastest and easiest route is driving up to the base village of Lohagadwadi, and then simply walk up the stone steps of the fort.
  • Another one is from the village of Bhaje, which is about 5 - 6 kilometres from Malavali. From the village of Bhaje, a walk will lead you to Gaumukh Khand. This is the place where one might get confused. Take a right turn here as taking a left turn will direct you on the path of Visapur fort. After taking a left turn, keep walking until the stairs to the fort come within your sight.

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Approx trek time : 3-4 hours

Availability of Night Trek: Though trekking can be undertaken during the night as well, the unavavailability of proper illumination facilities can prove to be a major roadblock.

Base Camp: Malavali

Days required for the trek: 1 day

Difficulty level: Easy

Height above sea level: 3420 feet

Nearest Airport: Pune

Nearest Railhead: Malavali

Starting point of trek: Malavali

Type: Hill fort

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Lohagad Fort trek – An exciting one day trek near Pune/Mumbai (INR 150)

Scorpion trail at Lohagad Fort near Pune Mumbai

The densely populated cities like Mumbai and Pune are continually clamoring with energy – something that can lead to mental and physical fatigue very rapidly. A weekend break can help to recharge batteries and set you back in the game. The best part is that you don’t need to travel far as there are numerous tourist spots near to these cities. One such option can be visiting Lohagad fort trek.

Walls of Lohagad Fort Near Pune Mumbai

Lohagad Fort walls 

Also known as the Iron Fort, Lohagad fort is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra standing at an elevation of approx. 1033 meter above sea level. The great Indian Warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj used this fort to keep his treasury.

Lohagadwadi village as seen on Lohagad fort trek

Lohagadwadi base village as seen on  Lohagad Fort trek

Lohagad Fort trek is a standout amongst the most prevalent trek points near Pune/Mumbai followed by Sinhagad, Rajmachi , Torna , Tikona , Rajgad and many more. Unlike other forts, it has stone steps leading right to the top of the fort which makes it easy even for a novice climber. Out of the numerous forts located in the region, I would rate this as one of the most effortless and secure forts to climb.

Sunrise view from Lohagad Fort trek near Pune Mumbai

Sunrise view from Lohagad Fort trek near Pune Mumbai

How to reach Lohagad Fort from Pune/ Mumbai

Lohagad Fort is located around 100 kms from Mumbai and 60 kms from Pune. The cheapest and convenient way to reach the fort is via railways. The nearest railhead to Lohagad Fort is Malavli station (approx. 6 kms) which is connected to Mumbai and Pune via local trains. From Malavli station,  the base of the fort “Lohagadwadi” is about an hour walk. For train bookings visit IRCTC . What I would suggest is to rent a bike from Pune/Mumbai (around 300 INR/per day). The road trip would add more fun to your entire journey.

How to reach Lohagad fort from Mumbai Pune

My journey to Lohagad Fort trek from Pune

I began for Lohagad from Pune around 4:00 AM. You might be wondering why I started so early? I had been to Lohagad fort twice before this visit but couldn’t experience the sunrise from the fort. From last few weeks, the sunrise and the sunset view have been absolutely magical. I wanted to experience the same from the top of Lohagad fort.

amazing sunrise at Lohagag fort trek near Pune

Sunrise view from top of Lohagad Fort near Pune Mumbai

There are mainly 2 routes to reach Lohagad – Mumbai Pune old Highway and the village route (Paud – Hadasi – Tikona). As I started a bit early, I took the highway route as they are considerably more secure. On reaching Kamshet , check Gmaps or ask a local the route of Pawna lake. Lohagad base village “Lohagadwadi” is in the close-by area to Pawna lake.

Pawna Dam near Lohagad Fort

Pawna Dam on route to Lohagad Fort trek

It takes around 1.5 hours to reach the base of Lohagad from Pune. If you want to avoid the trouble of asking people the exact point where the steps start for the top, just type in Loahgarh Car parking in Gmaps. To reach the top, one needs to climb around 500 steps. It can take something close to 25 minutes to 50 minutes’ contingent upon an individual’s fitness level.

monkey at Lohagad Fort trek near Pune Mumbai

Monkey as seen on  Lohagad Fort  trek near Pune Mumbai

Amid the climb, you will be honored with some extraordinary views of the beautiful Pawna lake and the close-by Visapur Fort. The steps lead right up to the main entrance of the fort – the Ganesh Darwaja which is opened only from 7 AM to 5 PM. Sunrise was expected to be at 7:05 AM so I was desperate to reach the top before that. With a bit of request to the guard, he opened the fort gate 15 minutes early from the designated time.

View of sunrise from Lohagad fort trek near Pune Mumbai

Amazing sunrise at Lohagad Fort near Pune Mumbai

The sunrise view from the top was absolutely majestic and all my endeavors to reach the fort early were justified. The fort is enormous but there is nothing much to see on the top except the encompassing area and the famous Vinchukata – a long and narrow wall-like fortification which resembles a scorpion’s tail. Apart from this, there are few temples and small ponds at the top.

Mahadev Temple at Lohagad fort near Pune Mumbai

Mahadev Temple at Lohagad Fort near Pune Mumbai

Previously when I visited the Lohagad fort trek in monsoon season, the experience was totally different. It was extremely windy at the top and visibility was almost zero. This visit was more about experiencing the sunrise from the top and gazing at the nearby surroundings.

Vinchukata at Lohagad fort trek near Pune Mumbai

Scorpion trail at Lohagad Fort near Pune Mumbai

Food and stay options at Lohagad Fort

Generally, no one stays overnight due to lack of proper accommodation options. Also, the fort can be visited on a day trip from Pune/Mumbai. But if you are planning to stay, there is a village at the base where you will find a few budget options.

There are not much food options on the way to top. But yes you can find eating joints at the base of the fort where the locals serve the Maharashtrian food.

view from Lohagad fort trek near Pune Mumbai

Pawna Dam view from Lohagad Fort trek

On your visit to Lohagad Fort, you could explore the nearby Visapur Fort , Tikona Fort , Pawna Dam, Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, and Bedse Caves.

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The tent that I carry during the treks is Quechua Arpenaz 2 Tent . It has enough space for 2 people.

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Lohagad Fort Night Trek

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Lohagad Fort Night Trek Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning views of the surroundings and discover the outstanding beauty of Lohagad fort
  • Feel the thrill of adventure while trekking up to an altitude of 3,389 ft, to the Lohagad fort.
  • There will be a knowledgeable guide who will tell you about ancient facts about Lohagad fort.
  • Enjoy this exciting activity with your group and create some unforgettable memories

Lohagad Fort Night Trek Overview

Located amidst the serene beauty of Lonavala Lohagad Fort is an ideal place for trekking enthusiasts. While trekking here you will reach up to 3,389 ft. above sea level and from up there you can witness the wonderful views of surroundings. The Lohagad Fort built in the 18th century is a perfect combination of majestic grace and historic architecture. Book the Lohagad Fort Night Trek to explore the beauty of nature and feel the thrill of adventure.

Quick facts

➔Start point : lonavala

➔End point : Lonavala 

Inclusions 

  • Meals : you will get a healthy and nutritious breakfast which will be prepared freshly 
  • Guide : there will be a knowledgeable guide who will tell you ancient facts about this place
  • Transfers : you will get a transport facility from and to Malavali Railway Station

How to reach 

➔ The nearest airport to Lonavala is Lohegaon Airport located in pune. From pune lonavala is just 66 km away and you can reach there by cab/taxi

➔ You can reach Lonavala by train from mumbai as there are frequent trains from mumbai to Lonavala it will be much easier for you. 

➔ You can drive or take a bus from pune and mumbai to reach Lonavala easily with a scenic journey.

Itinerary For Lohagad Fort Night Trek

Day 1 - witness the beauty of lohagarh

  • You will reach the Malavali railway station by 11:00 pm 
  • By 11:15 pm you will start your trek to Lohagarh Fort and enjoy scenic views on the way

Day 2 - Tthrilling adventure under the starts

  • You will reach the base village by 3:00 AM 
  • You will reach the top of the fort by 5 am and after reaching the top you can relax for around 2-3 hours.
  • Explore the Lohagarh Fort and capture some pictures for memories 
  • You will have your breakfast by 9:00 am at the fort 
  • By 9:30 am you will start to descend from the lohagarh fort
  • You will then head back toward your home with lots of amazing memories

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My trip to Lohagad Fort was so amazing and adventurous. Thanks to banbanjara for making it happen. The weather was pleasant, the views were perfect, and the guide was also good. I would like to go here again with banbanjara.

Bhuvika Patel

Most scenic treks in lonavala.

I was looking for a perfect spot for trekking and booked it from banbanjara. It was a great guided trek. The architecture of this fort is amazing, our guide told many stories about this place. I am not a regular trekker but this was an easy trek and I enjoyed it so much.

Ishaanvi Malhotra

Very well organized trek.

My trekking experience was 10/10 and I would recommend it to everyone who loves adventure and nature. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable which made our experience 10x better.

Nityansh Mehra

Great one-day trek package from banbanjara.

Banbanjara’s lohagad trek was one of the best one-day treks I’ve been on. The fort is so mesmerizing and the surrounding views are so stunning. This is a must to do treks for everyone. You don’t need any prior trekking experience and it can be done easily.

Parvati Choudhury

Best weekend trek with office friends.

All of my office mates love trekking, history, and photography. The drive to the starting point was so scenic and the views from the top of the fort were heavenly. We clicked so many amazing pictures there. The entire trek experience was amazing.

Urmila Nair

Very picturesque trek.

My trek experience was mind-blowing. The trekking experience in the rainy season is best as the views are breathtaking. Our guide was very informative and friendly. Everything was planned very well. Thank you banbanjara.

Vihaan Kapoor

Lovely – well-arranged trip.

I was looking for a thrilling trek near mumbai when my friend suggested the Lohagad Fort trek in Lonavala. This is the best trek for people living in mumbai and the way to this trek is very scenic. We were 7 friends and all of us had an amazing time.

Aaravika Reddy

Amazing birthday with lohagad trek.

I went on this trek for my birthday and it was great. I enjoyed it with my family and everything was perfect. The beauty of this place left us spellbound. Our guide kept us entertained throughout the trek. Overall experience was so great.

Divyanshi Desai

Bhut accha trek tha.

Humara lohagad fort trek bhut he accha tha. Group k sabhi member kaafi helpful aur friendly thy. Humara experience banbanjara k sath overall experience kaafi accha tha. Guide ne fort ki history k baare m btaya and ye jgah bhut he peaceful thi.

Ishirvi Singh

Amazing trekking route, breathtaking views.

This fort trek is one of the best treks in Maharashtra. This trek was very well organized by banbanjara. Views around the fort were stunning. Thank you banbanjara.

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Lohagad Fort Night Trek FAQs

What is the best time to visit lohagad fort.

The best time to visit  Lohagad Fort is from september to March. During this time the weather is pleasant and the views of the surroundings are breathtaking. 

What will be the duration of lohagad trek?

The total duration of the lohagad trek is around 12 hours and you will achieve an altitude of 3,389 ft.

What is the total distance of the lohagad fort trek?

From the base to the summit, the total distance of Lohagad Fort is 10 km both ways. 

What is the difficulty level of the lohagad fort trek?

The Lohagad Fort trek is easy and it can be done by a beginner easily.

What are the other things we can try in Lonavala?

In Lonavala, you can camp at Pawna Lake, paragliding in Kamshet, hike to Tiger’s Leap, and visit Valvan Dam. 

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  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
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At a distance of 11 km from Lonavala, 66 km from Pune & 114 km from Mumbai, the Lohagad Fort (Iron Fort) is a historical fort situated along the Sahyadri hills in the Lonavala region of Maharashtra. It is one of the best tourist places to visit in Lonavala and also one of the popular heritage in Maharashtra . Perched atop a hillock at an altitude of 1050 m, the Lohagad Fort separates the Indrayani basin from the Pawna basin. It is also among the popular trekking places to visit near Pune & Mumbai. It is one of the most visited forts in Maharashtra as part of Lonavala tour packages . The fort was built by Guru Govind Singh in 1564 CE to serve as a prison. Shivaji Maharaj captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji Maharaj recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury. Later in Peshwa's time, Nana Phadnavis used this fort for living and built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well. Recently the fort has been declared as a protected monument by the government. The hillfort is designed in the shape of the tail of a scorpion. The fort can be reached from any of its four entrances, namely Maha Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja and Narayan Darwaja. Exquisite sculpting can be seen on the Maha Darwaja and there is a small cave at the third gate which was initially used for storage of food material. All the four gates of the fort are still intact. Lohagad makes an ideal trekking destination for trekkers from Pune and Mumbai because of its accessibility, ease of trek, and lush green surroundings. Lohagad trek is very popular, especially during monsoons. Malavli is the base of the trek, which is around 7 km from Lohagad. It is a simple, very scenic, and pleasant trek and the distance from Malavli and Lohagad can be covered in two hours. This fort offers aerial views of Karla, Bhaja caves, and Pawna Lake. The highlight of the Lohagad fort trek is the 'Vinchu Kata' fortification resembling a scorpion's tail. This structure is situated outside of the main section of the fort and requires an additional 15-20 minutes of walking to reach the edge. The dargah is another major landmark within Lohagad which is located near Maha Darwaja. Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM Entry: Rs. 30 for Person

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Lohagad Fort

🗓 Best Time To Visit: June to March

⏰ Open Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

🏞 Things To Do: Trekking, Photography, Picnicking, Exploring the fort

💰 Budget: No Entry Fee

🧭 Distances: 52 km from Pune railway station, 92 km from Pune airport, 11 km from Lonavala town

🌍 Known For: Historical Significance, Bhaja Caves nearby, Vinchu Kata or Scorpion's Tail

👥 Traveller Types: History Enthusiasts, Adventure Seekers, Photographers

📌 Tips: Wear comfortable shoes for trekking, Carry water and snacks, Start early to avoid crowds

🚗 Parking: Available near the base village

🚉 Nearest Railway Station: Malavli Railway Station

💦 Water Availability: Available at base village, but advisable to carry own water bottles

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of the great Maratha warriors? Do you want to experience the thrill of trekking to a majestic fort that offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys? If yes, then you should definitely visit Lohagad Fort, one of the most popular and beautiful hill forts in Maharashtra.

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Lohagad Fort, which means “iron fort” in Marathi, is located near Lonavala, about 100 km from Mumbai and 70 km from Pune. It stands at an elevation of 1,033 meters above sea level and is connected to its twin fort Visapur by a narrow ridge. The fort was built by the Yadava dynasty in the 11th century and later occupied by several rulers, including Shivaji Maharaj, Nana Phadnavis, and the British.

Lohagad Fort is a perfect destination for history buffs, nature lovers, and adventure seekers. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, a splendid display of architecture, and a challenging yet rewarding trekking route. It also has many nearby attractions that you can explore, such as Visapur Fort, Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves, Pawna Lake, and Rajmachi Point.

In this article, we will explore the history, architecture, and attractions of Lohagad Fort, and provide you with some useful tips and information for planning your visit. Read on to discover why Lohagad Fort is a must-visit place for anyone who loves history, culture, and nature.

History of Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort has a rich and glorious history that spans over several centuries. It was originally built by the Yadava dynasty in the 11th century as a part of their southern defense system. Later, it was captured by the Bahmani Sultanate in the 14th century and then by the Nizam Shahi dynasty in the 15th century.

In the 17th century, Lohagad Fort became a part of the Maratha Empire under Shivaji Maharaj, who used it as a treasury to store his loot from Surat. He also strengthened the fort’s defenses by adding new gates, walls, and bastions. Lohagad Fort witnessed several battles between the Marathas and the Mughals, such as t he Treaty of Purandar in 1665 and the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670.

After Shivaji’s death, Lohagad Fort was occupied by his son Sambhaji and then by his grandson Shahu. In the 18th century, Lohagad Fort became the residence of Nana Phadnavis, a prominent minister in the Peshwa administration. He built a large palace complex inside the fort, which included a court hall, a temple, a water tank, and a tomb.

In 1818, Lohagad Fort was captured by the British after a brief siege. They used it as a prison for Indian freedom fighters until 1862. After India’s independence in 1947, Lohagad Fort was declared as a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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Architecture of Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort is an impressive example of medieval Indian architecture. It has four gates that lead to its main entrance: Ganesh Darwaja (Ganesh Gate), Narayan Darwaja (Narayan Gate), Hanuman Darwaja (Hanuman Gate), and Maha Darwaja (Great Gate). The gates are adorned with carvings of animals, birds, flowers, and geometric patterns.

The fort has a spacious courtyard that houses several structures and monuments. The most notable ones are:

Vinchu Kata: Vinchu Kata (Scorpion’s Tail) is a long and narrow fortified spur that extends from the fort towards the west. It resembles the shape of a scorpion’s tail and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Laxmi Kothi: Laxmi Kothi (Laxmi House) is a large vaulted chamber that was used by Shivaji Maharaj to store his treasure. It has three rooms with arched windows and doors.

Ganesh Darwaja: Ganesh Darwaja (Ganesh Gate) is one of the four gates that lead to the fort’s main entrance. It has a carving of Lord Ganesh on its top and a small temple dedicated to him inside.

Tomb of Nana Phadnavis: The tomb of Nana Phadnavis is located near the Laxmi Kothi. It is a simple stone structure with a dome and a spire. It marks the resting place of Nana Phadnavis, who died in 1800.

Lohagad Fort is connected to its twin fort Visapur by a narrow ridge. Visapur Fort is larger and higher than Lohagad Fort, but less well-preserved. It was built by the first Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath in 1713 and later captured by the British in 1818. It has several ruins of buildings, water tanks, cannons, and walls.

Trekking to Lohagad Fort

Trekking to Lohagad Fort is one of the most exciting and enjoyable activities that you can do in Maharashtra. The trek is suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers, as it has a moderate difficulty level and a well-marked trail. The trek can be done in any season , but the best time is during the monsoon, when the fort is surrounded by lush greenery and misty clouds.

The trek starts from Malavli or Bhaje village, which can be reached by road or rail from Pune or Mumbai. The distance from Malavli to Lohagad Fort is about 9 km and from Bhaje to Lohagad Fort is about 6 km. The trek takes about 2 to 3 hours one way, depending on your pace and stamina.

The trek offers a scenic and diverse experience, as you pass through forests, fields, streams, waterfalls, and villages. You can also see some ancient rock-cut caves and temples along the way, such as the Bhaja Caves and the Visapur Temple. The trek culminates at the top of the fort, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the valley, the lake, and the hills.

The trek to Lohagad Fort is not only a fun and adventurous activity, but also a great way to learn about the history and culture of Maharashtra. You can witness the legacy of the Maratha Empire, admire the craftsmanship of the fort’s architecture, and feel the spirit of patriotism and bravery that inspired the freedom fighters.

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Nearby Attractions to Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort is not the only attraction that you can visit near Lonavala. There are many other places that you can explore, such as:

Visapur Fort: Visapur Fort is the twin fort of Lohagad Fort, located on a higher hill. It has a longer and steeper trekking route than Lohagad Fort, but also more ruins and relics to see.

Bhaja Caves: Bhaja Caves are a group of 22 rock-cut caves that date back to the 2nd century BC. They belong to the Hinayana sect of Buddhism and contain sculptures, paintings, stupas, and inscriptions.

Karla Caves: Karla Caves are another group of rock-cut caves that date back to the 2nd century BC. They belong to the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and contain a large chaitya (prayer hall) with a wooden roof and a carved facade.

Pawna Lake: Pawna Lake is an artificial reservoir that was created by the Pawna Dam. It is a popular spot for camping, boating, fishing, and picnicking.

Rajmachi Point: Rajmachi Point is a vantage point that offers a spectacular view of Rajmachi Fort and its surroundings. Rajmachi Fort is a hill fort that was built by Shivaji Maharaj and later occupied by his son Sambhaji.

Tips and Information for Visiting Lohagad Fort

Before you plan your trip to Lohagad Fort, here are some tips and information that you should know:

- The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is during the monsoon season (June to September) , when the fort is covered with greenery and mist. However, you should also be prepared for rain, slippery paths, and leeches.

- The entry fee for Lohagad Fort is Rs. 10 per person and the timings are from 9 am to 6 pm.

- You should carry enough water, snacks, sunscreen, torches etc., as there are no shops or facilities at the fort.

- You should wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are suitable for trekking and climbing.

- You should respect nature and culture by not littering or vandalizing the fort or its surroundings.

- You should also be careful of monkeys, snakes, scorpions etc., that might be present at or near the fort.

Lohagad Fort is a historical and scenic trekking destination in Maharashtra that you should not miss. It offers a unique combination of history, architecture, nature, and adventure that will make your trip memorable and enjoyable. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a day trip from Pune or Mumbai, Lohagad Fort is a great place to visit for anyone who loves history, culture, and nature. It is a historical and scenic trekking destination in Maharashtra that you should not miss. It offers a unique combination of history, architecture, nature, and adventure that will make your trip memorable and enjoyable.

Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a day trip from Pune or Mumbai, Lohagad Fort is a perfect choice.

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LOHAGAD FORT

Situated close to the famous hill station of Lonavala, Lohagad is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Pune. Located on a beautiful hillock near Malavali, this place is one of the favourite destinations for trekking enthusiasts in Pune. Dating back to the 18th century, this place is an interesting visit to appreciate the charm of ancient architecture nestled in the midst of natural beauty.

Snuggled at a soaring height of 3,400 feet above the ground, Lohagad Fort is perched atop a beautiful hill approximately 50 km away from Pune. This elegant fort was built back in the 18th century and showcases an exclusive combination of ancient architecture and scenic surroundings.

Once you have reached the fort, you can gape at the deep history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj era, as he used this edifice to keep all his treasures safe. Another great aspect of this place is the proximity of Pune and Mumbai that draws visitors throughout the year.

The ascend to the fort is quite an easy one and can be completed in a few hours. This mighty structure of the Maratha empire is interlinked with the Visapur Fort and is one of the best hill fortresses of the region. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or an adventurous escape, this site is worth it.

How To Reach

By Train: Reaching out to the Lohagad Fort from Pune and Mumbai by train is quite easy as you can take a train to Lonavala and then opt for a local train to Malavli station. From here the fort is 5 km away and you can book a shared auto or taxi to the base.

By Bus: There are no direct connecting buses between Pune and Lohagad Fort and you will have to take a bus till Lonavala. Then you can take a private cab or taxi to Lohagad Wadi village that will drop you there in 1 hour. 

By Air: There is no airport in Lohagad and the nearest airport is Pune airport that is 65 km away from the fort. From here you can book a private cab or taxi to Lohagad Fort or reach Malavli station and trek to the top for about 3 hours.

Best Time To Visit

Summer: The summer months are from March to June when the temperature bar ranges between 23 degrees Celsius to 29-degree celsius.

Monsoon: In the months from July to August the fort experiences monsoons and the surroundings are all revived. These are not the preferred months for trekking as the routes are quite slippery. But if you can ensure firm steps, then you will be welcomed with fresh soothing vibes and splendid views.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is from June to February as the temperature ranges between 15 to 22 degrees celsius that is quite comforting and perfect for trekking.

Other Essential Information

Mobile Connectivity: The mobile connectivity at the summit of Lohagad Fort is moderate as you can expect basic connectivity but not high-speed internet. 

ATMs: No, there are no ATMs near Lohagad Fort and you will have to reach Lonavala as that is the nearest destination for ATM.

Food Joints: There are no food joints at the Fort and on the base, so one must ensure that they carry enough packaged food with themselves for the trek.

Minimum Duration for Lohagad Fort: The time needed to complete the trek two way is 4 hours as there are approximately 250 to 300 stairs. The total distance of the trek is 10 km and you can have a great day outing here.

Places to Visit Near Lohagad Fort:

Della Adventure Park:  Have a fun time with your loved ones at Della adventure park that offers a range of fun and entertainment zones to the visitors. There are lounge areas, restaurants, roller coaster rides, and countless other things that will make your day outing a memorable one.

Narayani Dham Temple:  Constructed back in the year 2002, this is one of the serene temples of the Dhankawadi area. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Narayani and devotees from different regions come here to seek her blessings.

Celebrity Wax Museum:  The celebrity wax museum is the best place to have a fun time and click selfies with your favorite celebrities. The statues are made by local artists and his artworks are renowned all over the world.

Bhaja Caves:  These caves are a cluster of 22-rock cut caves that were built back in the 2nd century and are a delight for the history lovers. This place is a perfect example of tranquility and is untouched by urbanization.

Things to Do Near Lohagad Fort:

Korigad Fort Trekking:  Trek up to the elevation of 929 meters at the Korigad fort from where you can take a look at the bountiful ghats and take a deep insight into the Shivaji’s legacy.

Enjoy View at Lion' Point:  This is one of the majestic points of the region and is settled overlooking the Shiva’s peak. If you are a nature lover then this is a treasure trove for you that awaits you with the natural wonders.

Pawna Lake Camping:  The famous artificial lake camping site, Pawna lake is one of the trending hotspots for the visitors. Here you can not only enjoy the jaw-dropping views but can also enjoy camping under the star-studded sky.

Trekking to Lohagad Fort:  Trace the heights of Lohagad fort and take a look into the culture of Shivaji’s time. There are almost 300 stairs and you will need half-day for this experience.

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Tracing the notch of Lohagad fort is not a problem at all as its base is easily accessible by all means of transport.

By Bus: There are no direct connecting buses between Pune and Lohagad Fort and you will have to take a bus till Lonavala. Then you can take a private cab or taxi to Lohagad Wadi village that will drop you there in 1 hour.

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The time needed to climb up to the top of the fort is 1.5 hours for a fit person as it is approximately 5 km one way.

How can I go to Lohagad fort from Lonavala station?

You can reach to Lohagad Fort in two ways that are either you can reach to Malavali station and trace the staircase or can take a shared cab or taxi from Lonavala bus stand. The trekking route is approximately 5 km one way and will require almost 1 to 1.5 hours to reach the summit.

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    At 6:30 PM you are in Pune and this marks the end of your journey with lots of beautiful memories to cherish of Lohagad Trek from Pune. Lohagad Fort Trek From Pune Package offers: Meals: Morning breakfast and lunch. Activities: Trekking and photography. Transportation: Pickup and drop from/to Pune. Suitable for: Family, Friends, and Corporate.

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    Lohagad trek-the easiest and the closest trek to Lonavala. Day one was all about testing our endurance by trekking through Lohagarh fortof 300 crooked, unparallel steps and an attempt to make me fall in love with the rains of Pune city.

  21. India Travelogue Trekking: Monsoon trekking

    Lohagarh, as the name suggests is an iron fort, soaked in history.The bastion stands aggressively amidst the Sahyadris near Lonavala. In the monsoon the fort is veiled in mist, brilliant green foliage lines the route and waterfalls punctuate the verdant hill sides; making a trek to the fort at this time a wonderful experience.

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    The total distance of the trek is 10 km and you can have a great day outing here. Places to Visit Near Lohagad Fort: Della Adventure Park: Have a fun time with your loved ones at Della adventure park that offers a range of fun and entertainment zones to the visitors. There are lounge areas, restaurants, roller coaster rides, and countless other ...

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    Embark on an exhilarating adventure with the Lohagad Fort Trek. Discover ancient history, breathtaking views, and nature's wonders on this iconic trekking experience. We are available 24x7 Mon-Fri [email protected] +919619095743 Toggle navigation ...