Lohgad Fort Trek 

Best trekking route near Mumbai and Pune for beginners. Lohagad Fort means Iron fort in Marathi, situated close to the hill station of Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad has an elevation of 1,033 meter or 3,389 feet above sea level. The Lohagad fort is connected to the neighboring Visapur Fort which is at its eastern side by a small range. The range divides the basins of the Indrayani River and Pavana River rivers.

Lohagad overlooks the Pavna reservoir, located to the south of the mountain. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, called Vinchu Kata Scorpion’s tail because of its resembling shape. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. The fort has been declared as a protected monument by the by Archaeology Survey of India. 

Have a glimpse of the strong and intact gates protecting the fort and interpret the stories from the period of Peshwa.
Feel the excitement existing in climbing up the hill which extends up to five kilometers from Malavli. We can reach to the top of fort by stairs. We will come across four doors while reaching the top. The first one is called ‘Ganesh Darwaaja’, second one is called ‘Narayan Darwaaja’, third one is called ‘Hanuman Darwaaja’ & fourth one is called ‘Maha Darwaaja’.

Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the most ancient of all the doors. Between Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were used for storage purpose as a granary. After entering the Maha Darwaaja we come across an old ‘Dargah’. Besides the Dargah there are remnants of the court. Towards right we come across ‘Laxmi Kothi’ which has many rooms. The treasury of Nana Phadnis was kept here. In front of this place are two cannons.

What’s in there for me?

  • Trekking
  • Local Cuisine (Pithala Bhakeri)
  • Fun-filled and exhilarating trekking experience
Malavali Railway Station OR Deccan for Punekars And Dadar railway Station for Mumbaikars. Those who will opt for self-drive ( without any transportation) package will have to join at base village.

6 AM. . (Please arrive at least 15 min. before departure time)


  • Malavali to Malavali OR Private Transportation from Pune to Pune / Mumbai to Mumbai. Those who will opt for self drive ( without any transportation) package will have to join at base village.
  • 5% GST
  • Meals during the trek (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
  • Expertise & Guide Charges,
  • Basic First-Aid kit.
  • Fun and Learning experience with 100% safety.


  • Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits etc.
  • Anything not included in the whats included list.


Day 1
  • Meeting Point : Kamshet Railway station at 08:35 am. OR 6 am at Pune/Dadar.
  • The journey starts boarding the Indrayani express. Participants to board this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli station.
  • Change train at Lonavala station. Please plan accordingly as long queues are expected at the ticket window.
  • Train Timings for Indrayani Express
  • CST – 5:40
  • Dadar – 5:51
  • Thane – 6:14
  • Kalyan – 6:35
  • Lonavala – 8:00
  • Move to Malavli by local train (8:15 AM at Lonavala station platform no. 3)
  • For participants from Pune: Lonavala Local Train
  • Pune Station 06:27 AM
  • Shivaji Nagar 06:33 AM
  • Malavli Station 07:40 AM
  • Trek Schedule:
  • 08:25 am Move towards Lohagad fort
  • 09:00 am Breakfast
  • 09:30 am Start trek
  • 11:00 am Lohagad Summit Exploration, rest, etc. (2 hrs approx)
  • 1:30 pm start Descend
  • 3:00 pm lunch time
  • 4:00 pm start towards Malavli Station
  • 5:30 pm Departure for Mumbai / Pune
  • Mumbai people travel till lonavala by Local and from there to Mumbai by Express train ( or from Lonavala to Karjat by Express train and take connected by Local to CST from Karjat )
  • Pune people will travel to Pune by Local. Those who have opted for Pune/Dadar to Pune /Dadar package will start by private transport.
  • We may come an hour early or late.
  • Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂
Things to Carry


  • Luggage packed in big good trekking sack, all luggage packed in bag.
  • Complete spare set of extra clothes & socks if required.
  • Water bottle (2-3 litres) compulsory
  • Electral/ Glucon-d energizers and personal Medicine.
  • A sweater/warmwear/rainwear. Wear comfortable clothings during treks (full sleaves).
  • Good trekking/sports shoes (sandles, chappals, floaters not permitted).
  • Torch with Extra pair of Batteries (must) during night trek.
  • Camera, Binocular (Optional)
  • Identity proof (must).
  • Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
  • Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet.(Rentals available on demand) if required.
  • Slippers (optional – at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).) (Missing anything from above ??? We provide rentals for adventure gear, please contact us)

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