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Visapur Fort, Pune

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Visapur Fort is a hill fort near Visapur village in Maharashtra, India. It is a part of the Lohagad-Visapur fortification.LocationIt is located in Pune district, 9 to 10 km from Malavli Railway station out of which 5km is steep road. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. It is built on the same plateau as Lohagad.HistoryIt 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.Making use of its higher elevation and proximity to Lohagad, the British troops set up their cannons on Visapur and bombarded Lohagad, forcing the Marathas to flee. Thus, in 1818, Lohagad-Visapur was taken over by the British in 1818 AD and placed under the command of a Colonel Prother. Considering, the strategic importance of Visapur, both the north (Konkan) and the south (Deccan) gateways were blown up, and except a few huts, nothing was left standing. In contrast, most of Lohagad fort is still intact.
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  • Visapur fort near to Malavli, Lonavla has always been an underrated trek destination due to its proximity with the famous Lohgad fort. Most of the people come & visit Lohgad but very few tend to trek ...  more »
  • Love camping? Looking for a peace & relaxing place? Visapur is the fort which has great views, huge outdoor space & relaxing climate. Very less crowded, very few visit this fort. This is a medium leve...  more »
  • Let me start by saying few points 1)I would recommend the trek only in monsoon...its no fun in dry season.... 2)I would recommend to go by the bhaja cave.....mangotree.....(not taking dome)....step wa...  more »
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  • It is located in Pune district, 9 to 10 km from Malavli Railway station out of which 5km is steep road. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. It is built on the same plateau as Lohagad. Must visit from side of Lohgad.
  • One of Twin forts viz. Lohagad-Visapur. Less visited by compared to Lohagad. There are 2 entry options available i.e. from Patan village where one has to walk a lot and other way from Lohagad side Gomukh khind , a narrow, waterfall path leads to top of fort. On the top there is plain platue which with some small lakes, and some building, temples, Peshwa palace ruins. Fort has well built Fort walls which are one of fine examples still standing in good condition. A fort with historical importance, example of fortification.
  • Pretty good for someone looking for a low-effort-high-reward trek around Pune-Mumbai. The winds are pretty strong when you actually reach the top which makes the seasonal waterfalls flow upwards. I went there during monsoon. The USP of the climb is the upward crawl through a near-vertical water stream...
  • Very beautiful place to trek or trip. Rainy season would be better to see its real beauty. Cannon is also there in good condition . We can read info written on it. One hanuman temple is also there on fort. You will have to carry water and food by your own.
  • This fort quite harder for some people who over weighted And most of boys and girls track this fort easily but make sure u capable to do view Becoz its not easy for all becoz its claiming on stone which scattered every where Don't go in mansoon when rain Beocz it may be cause of land side and other reason After end of mansoon u can go enjoy this fort its big and give good view