Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time. Some historical records say, Satavahanas, Chalukyas is the first one to reach this place. Shivaji Maharaj captured this fort in 1648, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji Maharaj recaptured it in 1670 and used it for keeping his treasury. This fort was used to keep the loot from Surat. Later in Peshwa time, Nana Phadanwis used this fort for living for some time.
There are many places to see on the fort. The first entrance door is known as Ganesh darwaja (Lord Ganesh entrance gate). Other entrance gates in the sequence are Narayan darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja and last entrance gate is known as Maha-Darwaja. The highlight of the fort is Vinchukata (Scorpion's tail) which reminds us of 'SanjeevniMachi 'of Rajgad. It is 1500m long & 30m wide part of the mountain, separated from the main part. Viewing from the fort this portion looks like scorpion’s sting and hence it is called 'Vinchu Kata'. This 'Vinchu Kata' was used for keeping a watch on the nearby area.
There are 2 ways to start trek to Lohagad fort, one is from Malavali station. After crossing the Express-Highway & reaching Bhaje village we get a straight route to Lohagad. After walking for 1.5 to 2 hours & turning to the right from `Goumukh Khind` we will reach to Lohagad. Turning to left we reach Visapur fort. Another route is from Pawna side which we will not be taking.
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- 1 VEG / NONVEG LUNCH
- 1 VEG BREAKFAST.
- TRAVELING FROM MUMBAI TO LONAVALA & BACK
- SAFETY & FIRST AID.
•EXTRA MEALS COLD DRINKS.
•ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED ABOVE.
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05:30 AM: - MEETING AT PRITAM HOTEL, DADAR
05:45 AM: - DEPARTED FROM DADAR TO LONAVALA
06:15 AM: - PICK UP FROM CHEMBUR
06:30 AM: - PICK UP FROM VASHI
DAY 01: 15th July 2018 (Sunday)
MEETING POINT: - DADAR PRITAM HOTEL
MEETING TIME: - 05:30 AM SHARP
05:45 AM: DEPARTURE FROM DADAR BY PRIVATE BUS BREAKFAST ON THE WAY
09:30 AM: REACH BASE VILLAGE (BHAJE VILLAGE),
10:30 AM: START TREKKING AFTER INTRODUCTION AND BRIEFING
01:30 PM: REACH TO THE TOP, AND EXPLORE REVERSE WATERFALL
02:30 PM: START DESCEND
03:00 PM: LUNCH AT BASE
05:00 PM: LEAVE FOR MUMBAI
08:00 PM: ADIOS! BACK TO THE MUNDANE CITY LIFE. UNTIL NEXT TIME, BHATAKNA!
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One of the good guides to trek with. Really talented guys.
If only I was allowed 10 stars out of 5.... Sam, Pranay and Abhijit! You guys have rocked our Bhimashankar Trek! Extremely responsible, wonderful coordination and delicious food! Maggi and chai at the end of trek was the icing on cake.. totally loved. The experience was full of thrill, excitement, scenic views, dense forests... Rock climbing patch was well conducted! Special thanks Pranay for your help! We started on time, followed the itenary well and most importantly, reached home on time! The route selected was classic and trail gave us a 360 degree view of mountain! End of trek, left us feeling proud of ourselves looking at how much we could cover in a day! All in all a total paisa vasool trek!! I am so coming back again with you all! Bless you all! Thanks for making this trek so special and memorable!!
Great experience with Bhatakna. Even if you’re traveling solo no problem, you gel up with people easily. Made few friends last night and I hope they read this post😅 Wish I could go with the same group again. Sam, Ashu bhai you were amazing. Lots of love.
The organiser by the name Sameer seemed to be in good control of the night trek which took a group of 36 to the Kalsubai Peak. The dinner was simple n delicious..the transport journey from Kasara n back from the trek’s base camp was laudable. Sameer was cordial and approachable to all the peace-loving nature enthusiasts. Breakfast was filling n the best part was that the trek’s logistics were managed really well n in time. Organiser Sameer has a huge scope ahead n I thoroughly wish him all the best. Kudos.
Had an amazing trip. The local food was delicious. The people are extremely welcoming and treat you well. The overall experience was very good. The only thing which I could suggest is that the washrooms could have been cleaner. Overall enjoyed it :)
Awesome trip, well must say organizers- Sameer, Abhijeet & Pranay were bang on & very helpful. About the camp - movies under the stars is one of your USP, food was great, fabulous arrangement. In short had a great time. Thank u Bhatakna team.
Had an amazing trip to kalsubai wid Bhatakna ppl , well coordinated & yess dey keep u motivated throughout d jurney Local food was yumm😊 for begginers ~ dnt worry dey dnt leave u alone unless d trekk gets over #adrenaline rush👌👍thumbs up👍
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