Lohagad Fort

 

Overview

Lohagad is one of the many fort of the State of Maharashtra in India. Located in the vicinity of the hill station Lonavala and 52 km north-west of Pune, Lohagad mounted at an altitude of 1,033 m above sea level.
 
Lohagad fort is 7 km south of Pune-Mumbai Malavali station on the railway line. Located on a beach of side chain of Sahyadri range, if divided the basins of the rivers Indrayani and Pavana Near Lohagarh, on its eastern shore, there is another fort, called Visapur. The approach of Lohagarh Lohadwadi is the village, located in the vacuum between Visapur Lohagarh et. The escalation of the north toward the village, one can see on the left side of the famous Buddhist caves of Bhaja. The four major GATS of Lohagarh are very intimately organized and are still intact. In the Peshwa period later, Nana 1742-1800 Fadanis (AD) built several structures in the fort, including a large tank and a wells (bawali-step).  There is also a small temple and serious for a Muslim PIR. On the west side of the fort, there is a wall long and narrow as fortified epi called Vinchukata in Marathi (scorpion sting) due to its natural form.
 
Visapur fort is greater and higher than Lohgarh fort. Now in ruins, its history is closely linked to that of Lohagarh. Making use of its higher position, the British troops in 1818 AD configure their guns on Lohagarh Visapur and bombarded, forcing the Marathas to leave the fort. Lohagarh has a long history. It has been occupied by many dynasties: Chalukyas Rashtrakutas Satavahanas", Nizamshahis Bahamanis Yadavas", Mughals and Maarathas. Lohagarh was captured by Shivaji in 1648 AD. but by the treaty of Purandar it has had to abandon the Mughals were great patrons in 1665 AD. It has been taken over by Shivaji in 1670 AD and was used to keep the treasury board. Then, the fort remains with the Marathas. In the end Lohagarh-Visapur was taken by the English in 1818 AD.

Location

Country
India
State
Maharashtra
City
Pune
Location
Lohogaon
Address
Lohagad Trek Rd, Pune, Maharashtra - 410406
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Nearest Railway Station
Malavli (MVL)
Nearest Airport
Pune Airport
IN
latitude : 18.582099910 longitude :73.919700620
Corporation : Pune
GPS Code : VAPO
Height
1033
Architect
Iron Age

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