Visapur Fort Trek
The Visapur Fort is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This historic fort stands at a height of 1,084m and the trek to this fort is one of its kind. Especially during the monsoons, the trail becomes extremely beautiful. Both larger and higher in altitude than its twin the Lohagad Fort, the Visapur Fort hosts perfectly preserved fort walls and intricate Hanuman carvings. With small streams of water flowing everywhere, the Visapur Fort trek is a thrilling adventure for nature enthusiasts. This trek can be done by beginners as well as experienced trekkers and can be easily completed in one day. With staggering sights of lush green surroundings, the enchanting Pawna Lake, the majestic forts of Tikona, Lohagad and Tung, the views from the top of the fort are unbelievable. This trek can be easily done by yourself without the need of any tour agency.
This trek is good for all nature lovers. No experience is required to do this trek. It is a perfect weekend getaway.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience.
The monsoon months are the best months to undertake this trek. June to August are the best months.
By Road You can easily reach the base camp of this trek by road. Bus rides from Pune or Mumbai are readily available for the Bhaje Village.
Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This trek is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. Being larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad, the Visapur Fort trek gives you unparalleled views of the lush greenery, brimming waterfalls, and panoramic view of a wide range of hills. This trek can be accomplished in a day by any novice trekker and can be easily done on your own.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.
1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
The best season to do the Visapur Fort trek would be from the beginning of monsoons in mid-June to end of winters, which is around the end of Feb. However, the trek and views of the surroundings are especially beautiful during monsoons, which is when this trek is most popular.
A light-weight day pack with rain cover, trekking shoes, water bottle, rainproof jacket/poncho, trekking pole (optional)
The trek to Visapur Fort starts from the base of Bhaje which can be easily accessible from Mumbai or Pune by road.
There is an intermittent cellular network to a certain point.
There are plenty of other forts and treks that can be done in the vicinity. The popular tourist destinations of Mumbai, Pune, and Lonavala can be easily accessed.
There are plenty of hotels and guesthouses to choose from at Bhaje.
Summers and hot and humid. The monsoon season sees heavy rainfall. Winters are cooler.
There will be no snow on this trek.