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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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  • It is a good place to visit during monsoon or in post moonsonn. This fort is close by Malavali station nearby Bhaje caves. Trek begins from the Malavali Railway station.Many trekkers from pune and Mum...  read more »
  • Visapur is ideal for a one day trek , but one can spend a night watching the beautiful sky full of starts on top of the fort. Make arrangements for your own tents and food as the village is near the f...  read more »
  • 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 Gom...  read more »
  • its the best place to visit and to hike, nice place to get out of your daily stress, you get a great view of lohagad fort and pawna lake. in monsoon it is a great place to visit. Tikona and tung fort can also be seen from here. at foot of the fort there is small patch of dence trees to do bird watching.
  • Best fort to visit. You can visit another fort lohgad which is nearer to visapur fort
  • Awesome experience of night trekking in month of temperature 40 Celsius so better option is night trekking....
  • Must visit place in rainy season. Start ascending from malavli station to add some difficulty.
  • Start from malvali ,carry adequate food and water. You are bound to get lost but don't give up , one of the best treks i ve ever had. Visit in a group for a better experience and try walking all the way from malvali station to the top.
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