Lohgad

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Lohagad - Visapur
( Twin forts near Malavali )

These two forts are near to Malavali. These forts can easily be tracked from the railway. These are popular forts for trekkers and can be toured in a day from Pune. < xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" prefix="o" namespace="">

Lohagad is 3400 feet high and is very wide spread fort. There are 4 doors to Lohagad from the nearby village -Lohgadwadi. i.e. 'Ganesh Darwaja' , 'Narayan Darwaja' , 'Hanuman Darwaja' and 'Maha Darwaja'. Some sculptures can also be seen on Maha Darwaja. Lohagad is not so spreaded and can be easily seen in few hours . The famous spot on Lohagad is 'Vinchu Kata' - a range of hills that looks like Capricorn. Amazing view of Pawana Dam is also visible from the back side of Lohagad. The wealth from < xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" prefix="st1" namespace="">Surat was brought here under the leadership of Netaji Palkar and kept here for some period.

The other fort near Lohagad is Visapur. It is 3500 feet high and situated between Lohagad and Bedse Caves. A huge cannon (almost 10 feet long) on Visapur is very vital as it has an impression of royal crown. One can see Purandar on south-east. Sinhagad as well as Tung and Tikona can also be clearly seen. Both these forts are of Satwahan Era and of great importance in Shivaji's period as to keep watch on Konkan and Bor Ghat. These two forts are historically very crucial and must be visited by trek lovers and history lovers.