Yes! lohagadh has along history , This fort was captured by several Dyansties like Satavanhas , Chalukhyas ,Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizams, Mughals and Marathas. Marathas were forced to surrender this fort to Mughals in Treaty of Puranadare. Eventually the fort named as Lohagadh because iron was used in large proportion to build this fort.
this fort is 89 km from Mumbai And 68 km from Pune, basically it is situated in lonavala . whichever mode you prefer in transportation you will enjoy because the route is full of adventurous at the amidst. bikers can come directly to lohagadh by taking help of local villagers and can reach at the base of the village lohawadi
going in group along with other adventurers , be prepare once you come and get the whole history of lohagadh , and come via private bus which is the best option. Many buses are available from mumbai to lonavala or pune to lonavala and from there you will get many private rickshaw or tam tam which will take you to lohagadh and are frequently available.
apart from this my last option is train most convenient from Mumbai go to lonavala station or from Pune come back to Lonavala station and from their catch a local train to malavli station, andfrom malavli station lohagadh is just 9-10 km away. other fort which is close by is Visapur Fort.