About Visapur Fort Trek
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless buildings are surrounded by outer or veranda walls are said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa’s palace. In addition to a huge carving of Hanuman, there are also several temples dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort.
There is a well that local legend says was built by the Pandavas. In 1885, near the north wall there was an iron gun ten feet long and of the four-inch bore, marked with the Tudor Rose and Crown, flanked by the letters E. R. This is probably a gun of Queen Elizabeth’s reign probably taken as bounty from an English ship and presented to the Peshwa by Kanhoji Angre or some other commander of the Maratha navy. Like other guns on the fort, it has been disabled by breaking off its trunnions. Close to it are the remains of an old Mahadev shrine.
History of Visapur Fort Trek
Visapur fort was build by the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire Balaji Vishwanath in 1713 to protect the wealth and treasuries of Maratha empire. This later stole by British and only the remnants left there now. During the war between British, Visapur fort is attached and destroyed much by their cannons. You will still see water reservoirs, canals, caves, gilded cove inside Visapur fort. Later many travelers started trekking to this location and Visapur starts getting its visitors almost every season. Monsoon is the best time to do trekking here due to its absolute green surroundings and various water streams on the way.
05:00 Am – Meet team LiveB4YouDie at SGNP. Other pick up points would be – Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Vashi & Kalamboli (the team would provide you with the map links once you register).
Pick Up Points.
06:00 Am – Once we pick up all our participants from their pick up points, the team would start with the group activities and travel games. The journey is going to be filled with happiness.
09:30 Am – On reaching the base village, freshen up and settle down for the morning breakfast and a cup of tea. Participants travelling on their own directly meet us at the base village.
10:30 Am – After a short introduction we start our journey to the top. It’s a 3hr trek.
01:30 Pm – Helping each other we reach the top and explore the fort. Click a few pictures to take back home.
02:00 Pm – We start our journey back to the base village.
04:00 Pm – On reach the base village freshen up and settle down for local Maharashtrian food.
05:30 Pm – We leave for Mumbai & on reaching Mumbai the trip comes to an end.
(This are tentative timings)
It was a splendid experience . The trek leader were very experienced and able. The hospitality and the arrangements on the trek was excellent. It was an amazing experience which will be remembered through out. Thanks, liveb4youdie team
one of my life’s most fantastic events! The liveb4youdie leaders guided the entire hike so expertly!
First trekking experience, and it was excellent in every way.The trek was fantastic and ideal for a lone hiker; in particular, Omkar, our trek leader, and Kapil, who greatly aided me during the entire journey. Greetings and thanks to the team
experienced one of the most incredible things in my life! The liveb4youdie tour leaders were excellent the entire time!