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लोहगड आिण िवसापूर                    1030 m (3400 ft)
                         Elevation
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Lohgad
  Lohgad was one of the most important forts of Satwaahan Period, which takes us to 2000 to 2500 years 
back. Bhaje...
Visapur

       Lohgad




       Pawana
        Lake


Tung




                      Tikona
Vinchu Kata
The accident on
Mumbai-Pune highway
Raghavendra, Avinash,
Yuvraj, Aditya
Raghavendra,Sachin, Anil,
Aditya, Prafull, Sandesh
Yuvraj, Avinash, Amar
Mumbai-Pune Expressway




        Mumbai end
Amar, Anil, Rajeev, Raghavendra
Interview for tour guide.
Walking through the
paddy field
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          Lohgad
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                Vinchu kata




         ANIL
SANDESH
Lohgad
Raghavendra
              Aditya




                       Our guide
LOHGAD
Nedhe
Hanuman Temple at Lohgadwadi
View from Lohgadwadi




Fortification
View from Lohgadwadi
Tikona
Tung
Entrance to Lohgad
The Chilled Water
relived the strain
Visapur
Flowers of Sonki - Senecio bombayensis




       GOLD
       EVERYWHERE
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EVERYWHERE
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EVERYWHERE
Walking towards
Vinchukata
Vinchukata
Vinchukata Buruj




                   End of Vinchu kata
Tikona
Tea and buiscuits ar Lohgad Wadi
RAJEEV
Visapur
The forts of Lohgad and Visapur have played an important role in guarding the ancient 
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Towards Bhaje
                            Caves




              Water tanks




Lohgad Wadi
Visapur
Top of Visapur
Tikona
                  Tung




         Lohgad
Rain water tanks having
Chilled water
(one should not soil it actually,
but it was too tempting)
Hanuman statue inside water
tank
Lohagd




Visapur fort wall
Mumbai-Pune
Express Way
Hanuman carved in
rock on way down
from Visapur
Visapur fort
in full view
Bhaje caves
Village at the
bottom of Visapur
fot where we had
lunch at 5PM
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       Un hurried
      Un touched
      Un confined
      Un expected
     Un conquered
     Un paralleled
    ...
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  1. 1. लोहगड आिण िवसापूर 1030 m (3400 ft) Elevation 910 m (3038 ft) 910 m (3038 ft) Lohgad – The Iron Fort L h d Th I F t Location Lonavla and Visapur
  2. 2. Lohgad Lohgad was one of the most important forts of Satwaahan Period, which takes us to 2000 to 2500 years  back. Bhaje & Bedse caves where used by Buddhist monks to stay. These caves are situated in the mountain  of Visapur. Sage Lomesh had been meditating on Lohgad, and this is why the fort is called so. It had been  built with a primary intention to keep a watch on Nane Maval, Korbaarse Maval and Andhra Maval. After the  downfall of Bahmani kingdom, the fort went into the hands of Nizamshahi in 1489. Thereafter it remained with till 1630. When the brother of seventh Nizam named second Burhan ruled here  (1590‐1594), he was imprisoned on this fort. In 1630, the fort went under the control of Adilshah. Shivaji  Maharaj captured it in 1648, two years after he captured Torna. Netaji Palkar was appointed to look after the  fort and the surrounding region.  In 1665, Mirza raja Jaysingh invaded Purandar, and launched a major attack on the forts in Pune region.  Villages nearby Lohgad became a victim of that. In March 1665, Kutubuddin attacked and looted the villages  here. About 1500 soldiers came down from the fort, but could not sustain, and returned back. According to  the treaty of Purandar, the fort went into the hands of Aurangzeb. Shivaji Maharaj got it back in 1670.  Aurangzeb recaptured it in 1700. Shahu Maharaj gave the fort to Kanhoji Angre. In 1720 it was under the  control of Balaji Vishwanath. Nana Phadnis renovated the first, second and the fourth entrance of the fort.  Jaavji Bomble and later Dhondopant Nitsure ruled under Nana Phadnis. He shifted his entire treasury on this  fort, which was kept in Laxmi Kothi. Nana Phadnis passed away in 1800. His wife came here in 1802. Bajirao‐ II was an inefficient ruler, who was pro‐British. General Wellesley was the person who insisted Dhondopant to be loyal to Bajirao. But it did not last long, and Dhondopant Nitsure’s man attacked Bajirao. Wellesley  decided to capture the fort. In 1818 colonel Prother came here and captured Visapur. Lohgad came into his  hands without firing a single bullet.
  3. 3. Visapur Lohgad Pawana Lake Tung Tikona
  4. 4. Vinchu Kata
  5. 5. The accident on Mumbai-Pune highway
  6. 6. Raghavendra, Avinash, Yuvraj, Aditya
  7. 7. Raghavendra,Sachin, Anil, Aditya, Prafull, Sandesh
  8. 8. Yuvraj, Avinash, Amar
  9. 9. Mumbai-Pune Expressway Mumbai end
  10. 10. Amar, Anil, Rajeev, Raghavendra
  11. 11. Interview for tour guide.
  12. 12. Walking through the paddy field
  13. 13. Visapur
  14. 14. Visapur Lohgad
  15. 15. Lohgad Vinchu kata ANIL
  16. 16. SANDESH
  17. 17. Lohgad
  18. 18. Raghavendra Aditya Our guide
  19. 19. LOHGAD
  20. 20. Nedhe
  21. 21. Hanuman Temple at Lohgadwadi
  22. 22. View from Lohgadwadi Fortification
  23. 23. View from Lohgadwadi
  24. 24. Tikona
  25. 25. Tung
  26. 26. Entrance to Lohgad
  27. 27. The Chilled Water relived the strain
  28. 28. Visapur
  29. 29. Flowers of Sonki - Senecio bombayensis GOLD EVERYWHERE
  30. 30. GOLD EVERYWHERE
  31. 31. GOLD EVERYWHERE
  32. 32. Walking towards Vinchukata
  33. 33. Vinchukata
  34. 34. Vinchukata Buruj End of Vinchu kata
  35. 35. Tikona
  36. 36. Tea and buiscuits ar Lohgad Wadi
  37. 37. RAJEEV
  38. 38. Visapur The forts of Lohgad and Visapur have played an important role in guarding the ancient  g p p y p g g trade routes and being the savior of Bhaje and Bedse caves. Among them, Lohgad is  related to many significant historical events. Much of it is known. Unlike that, much  less is known about Visapur. In spite of being a very big fort, protected by a highly  impregnable fortification and presence of a large plateau, less is written about it, or  much less records could have added to information about it. Lohgad and Visapur lay in Nane M l Thi L h d d Vi l i N Maval. This region came under Nizamshahi after  i d Ni h hi ft dissolution of Bahmani rule. It went into the hands of Mughals in the treaty of Mahuli,  between Shahajiraje and Mughals. Seeing that the Mughals were not able to keep a  control over the region, Shivaji Maharaj captured almost all the forts here till 1660.  control over the region Shivaji Maharaj captured almost all the forts here till 1660 However, he lost the fort again to Mughals in the treaty of Purandar in 1665. However  Aurangzeb broke the treaty. In 1682, Shahbuddin, a Mughal Sardar invaded the region,  and killed 60 Marathas in an anguish. However Marathas escaped to Visapur. They  g p p y were chased, but moved in time to the village of Kusapur. On 4th march 1818 Colonel  Prother captured Visapur, and the next day Lohgad fell into his hands. The mountain of  Visapur is significant, as Bhaje caves have been carved out in the same mountain. The  destruction caused by Mughals and English is clearly evident from the injuries on the  Bhaje caves. These beautiful caves could have been bombarded by cannon balls,  because much of their part has been broken.
  39. 39. Towards Bhaje Caves Water tanks Lohgad Wadi
  40. 40. Visapur
  41. 41. Top of Visapur
  42. 42. Tikona Tung Lohgad
  43. 43. Rain water tanks having Chilled water (one should not soil it actually, but it was too tempting)
  44. 44. Hanuman statue inside water tank
  45. 45. Lohagd Visapur fort wall
  46. 46. Mumbai-Pune Express Way
  47. 47. Hanuman carved in rock on way down from Visapur
  48. 48. Visapur fort in full view
  49. 49. Bhaje caves
  50. 50. Village at the bottom of Visapur fot where we had lunch at 5PM
  51. 51. Un spoilt Un hurried Un touched Un confined Un expected Un conquered Un paralleled Un paralleled Un matched Un stressed Un stressed Un limited Standing as silent sentinels to history are the 350‐odd forts of Maharashtra. Beaten by  g y y the sea waves, lashed at by the torrential Deccan rains, or scorched in the blazing sun,  stand imposing ramparts and crumbling walls , the last lingering memories of  Maharashtra's martial times. Nowhere in the country would you encounter such a  profusion of forts. And such variety. Sited on an island, or guarding the seas or among  the Sahyadri hills, whose zig‐zag walls and rounded bastions sit like a scepter and  crown amidst hills turned mauve. 
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