About Visapur Fort, Lonavala:
The Visapur Fort, Lonavala is situated 104km from Mumbai in western India. It is at an elevation of 3,556 feet (1,084 m). It is built on the same plateau as Lohagad Fort. The Visapur Fort, Lonavala is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad Fort.
Visapur region was built by Bahmani rules. It went into the hands of Mughals in the treaty of Mahuli, between Shahajiraje and Mughals. Seeing that the Mughals were not able to keep control over the region, Shivaji Maharaj captured almost all the forts here till 1660. Historic evidence says that current fortification was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath. There are many places to see in the Visapur Fort, Lonavala. You can some Caves, old stone arch, and fort wall, cisterns of water, Old Grinder and Lord Hanuman temples.
Route To Visapur Fort, Lonavala:
There are 2 ways to start the trek to Visapur Fort, Lonavala. One is from Malavali station. After crossing the Express-Highway & reaching Bhaje village we get a straight route to Lohagad - Visapur. Now tar road is newly constructed from Bhaje caves to Lohagad base village. After walking for 1.5 to 2 hours & turning to the left from `Goumukh Khind` we will reach to Visapur base. After a 1 km walk from Goumukh Khind, you will find the old hut. Take a left route and walk for 10 ft. for another small left turn which goes through dense forest to the top of the Visapur Fort.
Another route is from Patan village. After crossing the Express-Highway, take a left for Patan village. Once you reach Patan, you can start hike for the fort. Make sure that you will remain close to the waterfall route. This route is a bit confusing so better to hire a local person from the village. Their chargers are not fixed as such so whatever you will offer they accept it or better to decide amount before the trek.
We decided to climb from Goumukh Khind and come down by the same route.
Some Pics on Visapur Fort, Lonavala: