Visapur Fort, Maharashtra

Visapur Fort

Location: An important trekking destination of the city of Lonavala, Visapur Fort lies at a height of 3500 ft above the sea level. This majestic fort is situated at a distance of 15 km from the heart of Lonavala city.

Description: Constructed by Maratha Empire’s first Peshwa, Balaji Vishwanath, this fort was built during the time period of 1713-1720 CE. History of this fort is closely linked with the history of the famous Lohagad fort. When compared to Lohagad fort, Visapur Fort is larger in size and is located at more high. This fort also has decorated arches, caves, old houses and water reservoirs. Lord Hanuman is regarded as the patron deity of the fort as several temples dedicated to the lord are present all over the fortress. Along the western side of the fort, a high rising tower is present, from where a person can get a beautiful view of the valley downhill. This hill fort was blown away by the British army forcing the Maratha rulers to flee from the place.

Activities: Religiously inclined tourists can visit the Koli temple to offer their prayers to the main deity of the temple. Tourists can also enjoy a trek up to the fort amidst the serene and scenic surroundings. So add this attraction to your must visit list while on a trip to Lonavala.

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