Visapur & Bhaje Caves
 Moderate +
Villages: Mlavli, Patan, Bhaje
District: Pune

The fort of Visapur have played an important role in guarding the ancient trade routes and being the savior of Bhaje and Bedse caves. This fort has many historical events that took place form Bahamani rulers to Britishers. Visapur is significant, as Bhaje caves have been carved out in the same mountain. The main characteristic of this fort is the strong fortification built on a large plateau, to make it one of the strongest forts.

Bhaje Caves is one of the best examples of  Buddhist caves, Buddhist cave have typically Chaitya Gruha (common place of worship and prayers) and Vihar  gruha where they live. The destruction caused by Mughals and English is clearly evident from the injuries on the Bhaje caves. These beautiful caves could have been bombarded by cannon balls, because much of their part has been broken.

15 Hours Available on request

Date: 9th February 2020, Sunday
0530 hrs: Reporting at Kothrud Office, Karve Road, Near McDonald's (Opp Karishma Society)
0545 hrs: Departure from Pune
0700 - 0800 hrs: Reach Malavli - Breakfast
0800 - 1330 hrs: Start hike to Visapur Fort - Explore - Descend
1330 - 1500 hrs: Lunch - Rest
1500 - 1630 hrs: Explore Bhaje Caves
1700 - 2030 hrs: Start travel back to Pune
1630 - 1700 hrs: Tea/Snacks
1700 - 1900 hrs: Reach Pune - Contribution Settlement - End of Trip

Deadline for Registration:- 7th February 2020, 1800 hrs

Here are some tips for a Happy and Safe Excursion!

Things to Carry : (Of course along with your ‘Energy and Enthusiasm’)
✦ Keep this list handy while Packing the Bag ✦

  • Small Sack / Backpack (20 to 30 lit) (Compulsory)
  • Minimum 3 ltr water bottle(s) & Electral / ORS (to keep yourself hydrated) (Compulsory)
  • Light Snacks (Fruits / Energy Bars / Chocolates / Dry Fruits etc) (Compulsory)
  • Wear Dry-fit track pants and T-shirt (full sleeves) (Recommended)
  • Winter wear / Warm Clothes (Jacket / OR Windcheater) (Recommended)
  • Sun Cap / Hat / Sunglasses (Compulsory)
  • Sports / Trekking shoes (Compulsory) (Avoid Woodland / Canvas / Converse / Sandals)
  • Extra set of Clothes (If wish to change)
  • Floaters / Sports Loafers / Crocs (Useful while return bus journey)
  • Trekking Pole & Knee Cap (As per personal requirement)
  • Provisional cash @ Rs.1500/- per person OR Debit/Credit Card for digital payment.
    ​(At actual expense will be shared and contribution will be collected at the end of the trek)

Optional Kit:

  • Personal Medication if any.
  • Camera, Binoculars (Also bring a bag to protect this equipment from dust and Moisture).
  • Covers for Electronic gadgets (Camera, Phone, etc)
  • Small torch with extra batteries.

Things NOT to be brought:

  • Avoid Wearing Denim wear. (Full track pants & full sleeve T-shirt is suggested to avoid injury)
  • Large amount of cash and costly ornaments.
  • Loud Music Instruments.
  • Liquor and any of the tobacco items. (Consumption of these items) is NOT ALLOWED on FOLIAGE OUTDOORS EXCURSION.

Chartered Non-AC Vehicle.
Tempo traveller for 10+ participants to make it economical for all.
For lesser participants, Trek Leader will discuss and decide.

After Registration *Temporary What's App group" will be formed for further instructions & coordination.
What's App group will be formed by two days prior to the departure date.

Contact Number:
Trek Leader: 9822763638 (Aditya Joshi), 96736 32374 (Prasad Danve|)
Back-up contact: 7720012720 (Anupam Tamboli)