Visapur Fort (also called Visapoor Fort) is a hill fort near Visapur village in Maharashtra, India. It is a part of the Lohagad-Visapur fortification.
It was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire. Visapur fort was built much later than Lohagad but the histories of the two forts are closely linked.
In 1818, when reducing the Peshwa’s forts, the strength of Lohagad and its fame as the treasury of the Maratha kingdom, caused the English to make special preparations for its attack. A detachment of 380 European and 800 native soldiers, with a battering train, summoned from Konkan, were joined by artillery from Chakan, and two other British battalions. On 4 March 1818, Visapur was attacked and occupied.
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa’s palace. In addition to a huge carving of Hanuman, there are also several temple dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort.
Type: Trekking Sahyadris
No of days: 01
|Day 1||Mumbai – Visapur – Mumbai||B,R|
Day Wise Itinerary
0630Hrs: Start from Byculla and transfer to Non Ac Vehicle for Lonavala.
0730Hrs: Halt en-route for Breakfast
0800Hrs: Resume journey for base village
0900Hrs: Reach Base village
Instructions and warm up for the trek and start trek.
1200Hrs: Reach peak (elevation of 3556ft). Explore the fort and photography.
1300Hrs: Group Lunch
1400Hrs: Start descending
1600Hrs: Reach base village
1700Hrs: Resume journey for Mumbai
2100Hrs: Reach Mumbai.
Trip officially ends.
Ex Mumbai: Adult Rs.1100/-* per person
Group requisite: 14 pax
- Return transport from Mumbai to base
- Meals as per itinerary
- Professional First Aid Kit
- Trained Mountaineer Trek Leader
- Trip expertise
- Any other transport from origin of participant to meeting point.
- Additional meals or services
- Any expense of personal nature
- Any additional use of transport
- Any other item specifically NOT mentioned in includes.
|PAYMENT PER ADULT|
|Advance||Balance on or before 4 days of departure|
|At the time of booking||50%||50%|
|Cancellation period||Cancellation Charges on Cost|
|21 – 35 days||25%|
|21 – 14 days||50%|
|14 – 03 days||75%|
|Less than 03 days or No show||100%|