Ideal time : 5 - 6 hrs
Entry Fee : None
Timings : Daytime
Perched upon a lush green plateau, the Visapur Fort is a very popular excursion destination for adventure mongers as well as nature lovers. The fort stands majestically tall and ruggedly firm at the height of 1084 meters above sea level offering a panoramic view of a wide range of hills covered in a thick blanket of green. The majestic fort is a very popular destination for trekking activities. With an eventfully historic backstory and an unmatched view of nature at its best, the Visapur fort is indeed a treat for all- history buffs, adventure mongers and nature enthusiasts.
Built in the period between the years of 1713 CE and 1720 CE by the very first Peshwa of the iconic Maratha Empire, renowned and revered Balaji Vishwanath, the Visapur Fort stands as a testimony to the power and prowess of the Maratha rulers and their celebrated kingship. This massive fort was built as a twin of the famous Lohagad fort, but at a higher elevation and covering a larger surface area. Both these forts share a closely liked history together.
The trek to Visapur Fort is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. The trek is not very difficult, but beginners might find it a bit too slippery during the monsoon. However, despite the slippery slope, monsoons are definitely the best time to visit Visapur Fort - the lush greenery, brimming waterfalls, and the foggy atmosphere is captivating.