Visapur Trek 28th Aug 2016 with Mapping Journeys

Visapur Trek 28th Aug 2016 with Mapping Journeys


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Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Making use of this 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.

Unlike the inner structure, majority of its wall is still intact. At a moderate pace, it takes two hours to walk along the winding Visapoor walls. It is high and strengthened by towers along the west face. In other parts, the wall varies from 3 feet thick fortification, backed by masonry platforms where the slope of the hill is easy, to a mere parapet of dry stone where the plateau ends in a precipice. Two massive bastions still flank the ruined central gate.

During monsoons the trail till the top is an amazing experience with heavy fog and wind all around.The nearest railyway station is Malavli which is nearby Lonavala.

Date : 28th Aug 2016.
Height : 3556 ft Feet above MSL (Approx).
Grade : Medium.
District : Lonavala.

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Itinerary :
Meeting point :
06:00 am Pritam Hotel Dadar East. 
The pickup points will be as follows :
06:15 am - Yogi Hotel , Diamond Garden , Chembur.
07:00 am - Vashi below Main Birdge
07:40 am - McDonald’, Kalamboli, Panvel.

10:00 am - Base Village.
10:30 am - Start our trek
12:30 pm - Reach the Top, Explore.
01:30 pm - Descend.
02:30 pm - Reach the base, Lunch.
04:30 pm - Start the return journey.
09:00 pm - Mumbai tentatively.

Cost : 1200rs per person.

Inclusions :
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar(NON AC BUS).
Safety and First aid.
Guide and Professional Expertise.

Exclusions :
Meals during travel
Personal expenses
Insurance of any kind
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
Any item not covered under “inclusions. 

Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited for this event. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.

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