Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

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Lohagad fort is one of the more popular fort for trekking near Lonavala to visit from Pune. It is a beautiful fort around Pune which can be easily trek, also it has good road till the base of the fort.

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala
Lohagad fort main entrance

This fort is still in good condition and very clean as compare to Sinhagad Fort. Also, it find less crowd as compare to Sinhagad Fort. 


I had a plan to visit the fort via Pavna Dam but failed to travel last year post monsoon, So finally on 14th October 2014 me and my brother planned for a bike ride to Lohagad Fort after visiting Pavana Dam.

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

Above place was the place in my mind from long time after I found similar picture in my friend Facebook wall, So finally this place was visited this year and it was the scenic and memorable place around Lonavala which should be visit by every biker near Pune or Mumbai.

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

How to go to Lohagad fort from Pune: It has multiple routes to visit Lohagad fort, both the place which I travelled was too scenic.

From Pavana Dam (Dudhiware Khind village): This is the route which we took while going to Lohagad, as we were travelling from Pavana Dam. This is one of the scenic and greenery route after my Madhe Ghat trip. We took NH4 highway from Katraj till Somatne Phata after crossing it we took a left turn towards Pavana Dam which goes from Parandwadi and Shivane village. Once we reached Pavana village we took the route going towards Panava Dam and keep travelling on the side of Panawa Dam backwater, which was too scenic and after few minutes we reached the narrow mountain cut as mentioned in my second picture. Just after crossing this mountain we took a right turn and travelled to the base of Lohagad Fort.


Second route via Malvali village/Bhaja Caves: This was the route which we took while returning from Lohagad, this route is mainly taken by the trekking group who travel by local train till Malvali Station. This route is around 5-6 Km which take around 2-3 hrs on foot. We have travel by bike from Lohagad to Malvali Station. Just after crossing the station we travel straight to reach NH4 highway and travelled towards Pune to reach Katraj.

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala
My brother who joined me from Gulbarga
Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

Traveling from Base to top of the fort will take around 45 to 1 Hours with plenty of Photo breaks. Trekking this fort is very easy and scenic too.

After we reached the top of the fort suddenly the climate changed and it started raining slow and the whole scenery changed to the Impressive looks.

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala
View of Visapur Fort on right
Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala
Myself
Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala
Dargah on the top of Lohagad fort
Visapur fort view from Lohagad fort
View of Visapur fort from Lohgad fort
Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala
Small water storage
Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

Bike Ride to Lohagad fort near Lonavala

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