Visapur Fort Monsoon Trek From Mumbai

Visapur fort trek base village: Malavli
Visapur fort Trek distance: Malavli to Visapur Fort is around 5.5 km
Visapur fort Trek duration: 2-3 hours
Visapur fort trek difficulty level: Moderate 
Visapur fort trek endurance: Moderate 
Visapur fort distance from Mumbai: 105 km by road, 2.5-3 hours to reach the base village
Visapur fort distance from Pune: 70 km by road, 1.5-2 hours to reach the base village

Come June and you will see trekking enthusiasts exploring monsoon treks in Maharashtra. One such trekking destination that has been immensely popular is the Visapur trek. Visapur is a fort located 9 km away from the Malavi station. Counted among the mightiest forts in Maharashtra, it stands at 3567 feet. The base of the fort is 65 km from Pune and 105 km from Mumbai. 

The Visapur fort trek offers you a splendid view of the Sahyadri. The route is full of dense vegetation, shaded trees and numerous water streams. The Staircase Waterfall is the most exciting part of this monsoon trek that will immediately remind you of the Bhushi Dam. Once you reach the fort, you will see caves, water tanks, an arch and ruins of houses and Wadas among which the large-stone house is known as the Peshwa’s Palace. You will also find a massive carving of Lord Hanuman and several temples around the fort.  

The trek level of this fort is medium and along the way, you will catch views of many other forts including Lohgad, Tikona and Tung fort. The Visapur trek can be taken anytime during the year but monsoon is the best time to explore it as during summer the trail will have dry rocks whereas in monsoon the water will gush down the rocks. 

About Visapur Fort: 

The Visapur fort was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Later British troops captured the fort and fired cannons from the fort to destroy Lohagad fort. The south and north gateways of the Visapur fort were blown up by the British to diminish its significance. 

Read our blog about Visapur Fort trek in Monson @ https://www.ttrikon.com/blog/visapur-fort-trek-a-waterfall-trek-to-remember/

Some interesting facts about the Visapur fort:

  1. Visapur Fort was built during the 18th century by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.
  2. The Visapur  fort is situated at an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level and is located near Lonavala in the Sahyadri Mountains.
  3. The fort was strategically important for the Marathas during their battles against the Mughal Empire.
  4. The Visapur fort has a large plateau at the top and offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
  5. The fort has a number of interesting features, including a large stone arch, a stepped well, and a large stone wall.
  6. There are several trekking trails that lead to the fort, and the trek is a popular activity for tourists and locals alike.
  7. The fort was used as a military base by the British during the 19th century.
  8. The fort was later abandoned and fell into disrepair until it was restored by the Indian government in the 1990s.
  9. Today, the fort is a popular tourist attraction and is open to visitors throughout the year.
  10. Visapur Fort is often visited along with its neighboring fort, Lohagad Fort, which is located a short distance away.
16 Hours Available on request Dadar, Maharashtra
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1 

    05:15 am: Meet the Trikon Team at Pritam Hotel Dadar (E)
    05:30 am: Depart for Visapur, Pickups on the way
    05:45 am: Pickup Point : K star Mall , Chembur East
    06:15 am: Pickup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge
    06:30 am: Pickup Point : Hotel 3 Star, Kharghar
    09:00 am: Reach Base village and Enjoy breakfast
    10:00 am: Post Introduction Start our trek to Visapur Trek.
    01:00 pm: Reach the Top, Explore Visapur Trek.
    02:00 pm: Start Descend.
    04:00 pm: Reach the Base Village, Freshen up and have lunch
    05:00 pm: Leave for Mumbai
    08:00 pm: Reach Mumbai (Depends upon the traffic)


    What is included in the tour

    • Transport from Mumbai Visapur base village and Visapur to Mumbai by Pvt Non AC bus
    • Food: Breakfast and lunch
    • Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
    • 5% GST charges

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
    • Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
    • Ancient caves, Old Grinder at Visapur fort
    • Beautiful Lord Hanuman temple at Visapur
    • A small and large Cannon at Visapur fort
    • The enormous Visapur fort wall
    • Explore the secret route to escape from Visapur fort

    Q: What is Visapur Monsoon Trek?

    Visapur Monsoon Trek is a popular trekking trail located near Lonavala, Maharashtra. It is a medium range trek that takes you through lush green forests, scenic waterfalls, and breathtaking views of the Sahyadri mountain range.

    Q: What is the best time to go for Visapur Monsoon Trek?

    The best time to go for Visapur Monsoon Trek is during the monsoon season, which is from June to September. During this time, the region is covered with lush greenery, and the waterfalls are in full flow, making it an ideal time for trekking.

    Q: How long is the Visapur Monsoon Trek?

    The Visapur Monsoon Trek is a moderately difficult trek that takes around 3-4 hours to complete, covering a distance of approximately 8-9 kilometers.

    Q: What is the level of difficulty of Visapur Monsoon Trek?

    Visapur Monsoon Trek is a medium range trek that requires a decent level of fitness and endurance. It involves steep climbs, slippery slopes, and rocky terrain, making it challenging, especially during the monsoon season.

    Q: Is it safe to go for Visapur Monsoon Trek?

    While Visapur Monsoon Trek is generally safe, it is important to take necessary precautions while trekking, especially during the monsoon season. It is advisable to wear appropriate trekking shoes, carry rain gear, and stay alert while walking on slippery terrain.

    Q: What are the things to carry for Visapur Monsoon Trek?

    Some of the essential items to carry for Visapur Monsoon Trek include trekking shoes, rain gear, a backpack, a water bottle, a first-aid kit, and snacks. Additionally, it is advisable to carry a camera and extra batteries to capture the scenic beauty of the trek.

    Q: How can I reach Visapur Fort?

    Located in the Pune district, Visapur Fort can be accessed by driving from Mumbai or Pune via the Mumbai-Bangalore road that leads to NH 48. To reach Malavali, take the left turn from the Mumbai-Pandharpur road onto Ekvira Devi road. The base village of Lohagadwdi is only 5 km away from Malavali railway station.

    Monsoon Safety Measures

    • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
    • Wear shoes with good grips
    • Use repellents to keep bugs away
    • Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
    • Do not stray away from your group during the trek
    • Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts


    • Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
    • Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
    • Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.

    Fitness & Health:

    Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.

    Things to carry
    • Identity Card
    • 2 ltrs water
    • Trekking Shoes
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Snacks & biscuits
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Clean napkin or towel
    • Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
    • Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
    • Camera (optional)
    • Please carry personal medicines if any
    • Hand Sanitizer
    Pickup point
    Pritam Da Dhaba, Swami Ganjivandas Marg, Lokmanya Tilak Colony, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map