Explore the centuries-old caves of Bhaje and trek to the impressive fort of Visapur on this day trek into the Western Ghats. You'll begin the adventure by hiking on a well-defined route to visit the Bhaje Caves. As you continue trekking, you'll uncover hidden water cisterns and river streams en route to the summit of Visapur Fort. From the top, you can catch amazing views of the Lohagad Fort, the Pawna Lake and the Bhatarashi mountain peak among several other towering hills of the Sahyadri.
This trek to Visapur Fort will take you over a relatively easy trail, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
NOTE: Lunch is not included in the meal package for this trip. Travellers are requested to carry their own packed lunch.
Located less than 15 kms from Lonavala, the Visapur Fort is one of the oldest forts of Maharashtra. Along with tales of battles to entertain the history buffs, the centuries-old Visapur Fort also offers a panoramic view of surrounding mountains to delight the nature lovers. In the months of monsoon, views from atop the fort become especially mesmerizing with rich greenery covering every small hill, area and surface.
The Bhaje Caves are a series of 22 caves carved from giant boulders. They showcase Buddhist carvings and sculptures that date as far back as the 2nd century BC.
Climb up to an altitude of 3,556 feet on a trek to Visapur Fort. | Explore the art and architecture of the Bhaje Caves. | Catch beautiful views of monsoon-fed forests over the Sahyadri hills. | Embark on a quick escape from the city into the lap of nature.
Arrive at the Malavli railway station at 08:25 hrs and meet the trek leader and your fellow trekkers. You'll begin trekking towads the first destination for this trip - the Bhaje Caves. En route, you'll stop to have breakfast. At the caves, you can spend some time admiring the intricate carvings and sculptures that decorate the walls and edifices of the Bhaje Caves. After an hour, you'll resume trekking and move towards Visapur Fort. Climbing on a gradually ascending trail, you'll scale the summit of Visapur Fort. Here, you can take some time to rest and admire breathtaking views of the Western Ghats. If you've brought a packed lunch, you'll eat at the summit beginning the return trek.
Descend back down to the base village of Bhaje and continue trekking until you reach Malavli. By 16:30 hrs, you'll arrive at the Malavli railway station where you can board a train to your next destination. Your trip ends here.
Your trip ends before nightfall.
Your trip begins from the Malavli railway station at 08:25 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast with tea. Since lunch is not included in today's meal package, travellers are requested to bring a packed lunch with them. The trip ends as you travel back to Malavli railway station by 16:30 hrs.
For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Visapur Fort trek: 70% refund.
For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Visapur Fort trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Visapur Fort trek: 30% refund.
For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Visapur Fort trek: No refund.
No show: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Visapur Fort.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.