Visapur Fort, Maharashtra

The Visapur Fort, also spelled as the Visapoor fort, is located on a hill in the village of Visapur in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. It was built in the year 1713 to 1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath who was the first Peshwa ruling during that period of time. The entire Visapur Fort is built up of stone and surrounded by an extensive plateau and located above the sea level at 3500 feet. It is just 15 km away from Lonavala and a 3 hours drive from Mumbai. This Fort is commonly overlooked by tourists, yet if one actually sets foot here, you will find that it is a place of ancient marvels.

One of the major attractions of this century old Fort is its long, winding and narrow strong walls. Tourist and visitors from all over the world come to this fort to admire its rich history, intricate designs and the original 10 feet long canon used by the Peshwas during the attack. It is the ultimate destination for the trekking lovers and hikers as well.

The Visapur fort was under attack by the British battalions who captured and took it under their possession. The high elevation point of the Visapur Fort made it ideal for the British to set up their canon and bombard the surrounding areas which made the Marathas flee.

Take a long stroll along the ruined walls of the Fort and admire the Visapur Fort’s majestic beauty from ground level. It is ideal to visit the fort at all times of the year as the surroundings are a sight to behold with its panoramic views and majestic scenic plateau. However, it is advised to avoid visits to the Visapur Fort during the monsoon season as there could be landslides and the trekking tracks and trails could be slippery and dangerous.

Timings

Visapur Fort open at 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees

no entry fees

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