Best Season: Throughout The Year
This has got be the “Monsoon Trekker’s” favorite destination. Lohagad fort situated just 52 kms from Pune and is at an elevation of 1052 meters. It is a fort that is extremely easy to climb. This fort is the perfect destination for those who want to experience the natural beauty of the Sahyadris yet are not keen on going in for hardcore trekking.
The best part about Lohagad is that can be reached not only by a motorable road via the Mumbai – Pune highway but also by a local train. Take a local train fro Pune to Malavli station. The fort is situated at a distance of about 8kms from the station and takes two to two and a half hours to cover by foot. On the way to the fort you can take a diversion and visit ‘Bhaje Caves’. These are a group of caves that are a popular attraction amongst trekkers. The village of Lohagadwadi is at the base of the fort. Though there are no shops on the fort, shops selling snacks, tea, coffee etc can be found in this village.