It is situated 52 km from Pune in western India. Lohagad is at an elevation of 3,450 feet (1,052 m). It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).
Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.
One of the finest treks around Pune.
Awesome views of Western Ghats.
A perfect Day Trek.
Scenic view of Pawna Backwaters.
0630hrs : Report at a pre decided place
0645hrs : Depart for Malavali Village. ( Packed Breakfast )
0800hrs : Reach Malavali Village.
0830hrs : Start our climb to the top of Fort.
1000hrs : Reach top of the fort. Explore the Fort.
1200hrs : Lunch and Rest.
1330hrs : Start descends.
1530hrs : Reach base of the Fort.
1630hrs : Leave for Pune.
1830hrs : Reach Pune
Best time to Visit: Late Monsoon and Winter