| At a Glance
|Height above mean sea level
Lonawala by train/vehicle and then Malawali (the next station
towards Pune). From Malawali, 2-3 km walk will take you to the
base of the fort.
|Time to reach the top
|| About 3 hours from the base
||Potable water isnít available at the top,
so take water from Lohgadwadi (a village just before the top
|Best season to visit
|| Any Time
|Sights to visit
||Many Darwajas (gates), cave,
, old masjid, Bhaje
||Cave on the top or in village Lohgadwadi
Lohgad is one of
the two forts guarding the trade route between Kalyan and Nalasopara harbors
& markets of Deccan plateau (other fort being Rajmachi).
Today, most of the forts are in dilapidated states, however
Lohgad is still in much better condition. For trekker's Lohgad
should be a real treat to visit giving a wonderful panoramic view
from its top.
Lohgad is situated about 5 Km. from Malavali station. First one
should reach Lonavala by any Central-Southern mail/express, catch a
local train from Lonavala to Malavali. From Malavali one can catch a
rickshaw to Bhaje village. 1Ĺ hours walk from Bhaje will lead to
Lohgadwadi.15 min walk from Lohgadwadi will take you to the
| Sight Seeing
Being a well preserved fort the entrance to the
fort is in good condition. The fortification are also quiet good.
There are some stone-scripts(Shilalekh) in the den, the only place
where night stay can be made on Lohgad. There is a mosque atop
Lohgad. From Lohgad, Tung and Tikona hills are seen to the south,
Dukes nose at west, Pavana dam offers a wonderful view in the south
direction. Lohgad trek could be supplemented by Visapur trek, Bhaje
caves & Karla caves in two days programme. The schedule for
completing this trek is as follows :
- Reach Lonavala by Indrayani or Deccan Express in the morning.
- Come to Malavali by local train. Catch a rickshaw for Bhaje
village. Reach Bhaje caves within 15 minutes. Have a lunch there
and leave for Lohgad.
- Reach atop Lohgad by 4:00-4:30 p.m. Have a look around
the fort, stay in the den(on the right side(valley side) just after
- Leave Lohgad early in the morning (at about 7:00 a.m.) come
down and go to Visapur. Reach Visapur by 10:00-10:30a.m. Take a
look around and have your lunch at Visapur.
- Leave Visapur and come to Bhaje by 1:00-1:30 p.m. catch a
rickshaw and go to Karla caves (opposite of of railway station).
Have a look around the caves for an hour.
- Come down and catch a bus or six seater to Lonavala. Get into
Deccan Express (4:25 p.m.) , Udyan Express (5:10p.m.) or Koyna
Express (5:20 p.m.) and reach Mumbai.
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| All references regarding duration of trek and
transport are given with respect to Kalyan
| firstname.lastname@example.org Deepan Ashok Choudhary|
| email@example.com Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar|
| Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005|