Lohagad Fort Trek

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The Lonavala hill station is a very popular one day trip or a weekend getaway destination from Pune and Mumbai. Lonavala is the most famous destination amongst the peers of these cities. The road trip from these two cities of Maharashtra to Lonavala is very famous and enjoyable throughout the year because of the vibe, atmosphere, and the beautiful highway. No wonder these are the reasons why Lonavala is always crowded throughout the year. Apart from hanging out in Lonavala, a lot of adventure enthusiasts visit the place too for trekking at the Lohagad fort. 

Lohagad fort trekking is quite famous and in Marathi the Lohagad fort is called as the iron fort. The Lohagad fort is very smoothly connected to the Visapur fort with a small range. The fort overlooks the Pavna reservoir and also the fort extends to the fortified spur known as the Vinchu Kata Scorpion’s tale. It is called so because of its resembling shape. This fort is also one of the monuments protected by the Archaeology Survey of India. 

This fort is a great trekking spot in Lonavala and people who love trekking and camping never skip trekking up to this fort. It is an easy one day trek that is also greatly suited for beginners. 

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About Lohagad Fort Trek

Lohagad (Loha + gad) the name says it all. It's the iron fort one of the strongest forts of Sahyadris.
 
Lohagad is a very widespread fort. There are 4 doors to Lohagad from the nearby village -Lohgadwadi. i.e. ‘Ganesh Darwaja', ‘Narayan Darwaja', ‘Hanuman Darwaja’ and ‘Maha Darwaja’.
 
The famous spot on Lohagad is ‘Vinchu Kata’ – the scorpion tail. Amazing view of Pawana Dam is also visible from the back side of Lohagad. Some sculptures can also be seen on Maha Darwaja.

 

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Itinerary

05.00 AM – Start the journey from Mumbai or Pune for a trip to Lonavala. 

08.00 AM – Reach Lonavala and move towards Lohagad fort by jeep

08.45 AM – Reach the base and go for breakfast. 

09.30 AM – Start the trek towards the Lohagad fort

11.00 AM – Post having a trek for an hour and reach the top of the Lohagad fort and start exploring the place. 

1.00 PM – After two hours, it is time to descend down. 

2.30 PM – It would take around 2 hours to descend down. So, after reaching down, get started with the lunch. 

3.30 pm – Finally, the trek is over and the ride back to Mumbai or Pune starts

Trek Details

Difficulty Level – The difficulty level of the Lohagad fort trekking is easy and can easily be done by beginners as well. You don’t need expertise or any previous body workouts to climb up the Lohagad fort. 

Experience Category – The Lohagad fort trekking is climbing a hill fort. 

Time Take for the whole Trek – The whole time from starting the trek to explore and then to descending down would take around 4 to 5 hours. 

Duration – It is a one day trek. 

Places to Visit

The fort is a splendid one to view and explore. The fort is built in an elevation of about 1033 metres. And to get to the top of the fort, one has to take the stairs. There are 4 gates that the stairs lead to. The first gate is the Ganesh Darwaza, the second gate is the Narayand Darwaza, the third gate is the Hanuman Darwaza, and the 4th gate is the Maha Darwaza. Narayana and the Hanuman Darwaza were used as a godown for storing the granary and the Hanuman Darwaza is the most ancient of them all. 

There is an old Dargah that one comes across after crossing the Maha Darwaza. There are the remnants of the court beside the Dargah. The treasure of Nana Phadnis is kept in the Laxmi kothi which is an area with a lot of rooms. Also, there are two cannons placed in the front of this place. 

Vinchu Kata is on the western side of the fort. It is 1500 metre long and watching this place from the fort looks like a scorpion’s sting. Hence, this is the name given to this place which means Scorpion’s sting in Hindi. This portion was built to keep a check on the vicinity and on the enemies. 

So, these were some of the things to explore while being there at the Lohagad fort trek. Lohagad fort trekking is a small one day trek and for it, these places within the fort are enough for exploring to cover up the time. 

Distance of Lohagad fort trek

The distance of Lohagad from Pune is of about 52 km.

The distance of Lohagad from Mumbai is of about 115 km. 

The distance of Lohagad from Lonavala is of about 15 km.

From Lohagad Wadi it would take around 40 minutes to 1 hour to climb up to the fort. The Lohagad fort trekking is quite easy. 

 

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel the trip due to unforeseen circumstances, in case of such cancellation your amount will be refunded back.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's togedr wallet.

COVID 19 additional measures

  • Members travelling should practice social distancing.
  • If the trek/trip gets cancelled due to any pandemic or government’s order, there would be no refund instead the plan will get postponed.
  • Everyone travelling should have the ‘Arogya Setu App’ installed on their phones.

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Duh, yes! Atmanirbhar Indians do it all. Hence, it is necessary.

We suggest you to be safe at this time and use your own vehicle to reach the destination. If necessary, we can also arrange for a fully sanitised taxi from the pickup point to the property and back.

Umm, unfortunately no! This is only for yours and traveller’s safety. Get back to us when things are normal.

Not a lot but, hard copies of ICMR approved COVID RT-PCR negative test report, the E-permit pass for the state you’re travelling to, original address proof and govt. issued ID proof are the only ones.

In that case, these are the two choices you have for yourself.
  • You can simply cancel the bookings for staying in the property and get back to your home. We would give full refund in this case.
  • You can undergo the quarantine period as said by the local authorities and resume the stay at the property. You would be charged only for the amount you are going to stay there.

Things are really uncertain at this point of time and it will not be a surprise if this happens. So, we will refund your entire amount and you will have to go back to your home.

In this case, we would suggest you to get checked at the nearest COVID centre labs around you. If you are found positive, you’ll have to undergo institutional quarantine and have to follow all the government regulations and guidelines. If you are found negative, you can resume staying in the booked property.

Our recommendation would be more than 7 nights. This is to minimise the overall influx of people entering and exiting state borders in short intervals.

Just draft an email and send it to your stay coordinator. You can write in the mail the later dates for which you want to book your stay and your stays will be postponed.

  • To begin with, we are checking all the mandatory health reports and making a file of it
  • We are checking the travel history of the travellers
  • We are not taking anyone who shows even the slightest possibility of cough, cold, or any other symptom
  • The properties are well sanitised
  • We are involving minimal human interaction
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It might happen in this uncertain time so you can transfer that voucher to your family members or friends to not let them get wasted.

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Nothing much, basically what you have been doing all these while.
  • Social distancing
  • Not touching anyone
  • Wearing masks
  • Washing hands and face frequently
  • Using gloves
  • Using hand sanitiser
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid coming in contact with someone who shows even the slightest signs of cough, cold, or fever.

Of course, but not all the time. Not when you are safe in the sanitised area. Not when you are alone. Not when you are with your closed ones who you know are safe.

Just practise social distancing, use sanitiser on hands, wear a mask, wear gloves, do not come in contact with anyone closely, take bath with soap as you end your journey, drink warm water, and wash your hands with soap.

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