Trekking Places near Pune - Lohagad Fort
It is the most visited and popular heritage site at an altitude of 1050 m which separates Indrayani basin from the Pavana basin. Shivaji captured the fort in 1648 with briefly surrendering it to Mughals in 1665 AD and re-captured in 1670. He used this fort for keeping his treasury.
The fort has been designed in the shape of a tail of a scorpion. We can reach from any of the 4 entrances namely- Maha Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja and Narayan Darwaja. There was also a small cave at the 3rd gate which was previously used for storing food material.
Lohagad Fort is an ideal trekking destination for the trekkers from Pune and Mumbai because of its accessibility, beautiful green surroundings and ease of trek. It is mostly visited during rainy season. Malavli is the base of the trek, which is 7 km from Lohagad and it can be covered in two hours.
Distance from 7 Scooters Chinchwad: 52.9 KM